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Posted: 2/2/2006 7:47:26 PM EDT
Ok, ultralight may not be the right word, but a real light and handy bolt action, preferably in 308.

Looking at this little guy;



It is the Ruger Mk II Compact in 308 stainless/laminate stock.

Anyone using anything else? Looking for similar options. Looking for a rifle to carry alot and shoot a little, reasonably accurate out to 200 yds. Prefer 308. Prefer as resilient to the elements as possible.

Thanks
Doc
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:33:02 PM EDT
I have about 60+ guns but only one I use for hunting, everything from antolope to elk.

A Win M-70 featherweight in 257 roberts, with a lepold 4 power fixed scope. It the 15 plus years I've been hunting with it it has never let me down. I never had to shoot an animal twice and I can carry it all day with out tiring.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:35:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 7:38:50 PM EDT by SHIVAN]
Remington Model 7.



39.25" OAL
6.25lbs
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:19:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 3:21:55 AM EDT by DonD]
I have one in 260 with 2x7 Leupold. I also have a Remington Mountain Rifle in 7mm-08 with 2.5x8 Leupold compact. Either would be fine to 200 the mountain rifle farther. Recoil would be stiff in the Ruger in 308.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:20:51 AM EDT
wow that looks like a m77mkii which is very different from a mkii. sorry i had to point that out.

give the cz550 series a look. according to the website they start around 7.3lbs. also the tikka t3 lite weighs in at a light 6.1lbs. the browning a-bolt composite is the same weight. the remington 700 titanium weighs in at under 5.5 but the msrp is real high. weatherby makes their mk v in a 5.75lb ultralight. the remington 70 featherweight is 6.5.

i have heard good things about the ruger, cz, and tikka rifles. but i would suspect that all of these choices would work for your desired purposes.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:00:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 8:02:12 AM EDT by monkeyman]

Originally Posted By SHIVAN:
Remington Model 7.

www.remington.com/images/products/firearms/centerfire/smsil_7std_ss.jpg

39.25" OAL
6.25lbs



I have a 1980s era Winchester 70 20" bbl carbine in 308 which is my primary deer rifle. However, I got a chance to handle a Model 7 in 308 as pictured, a few weeks ago. It would be my first choice if I ever replaced my Winny.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:33:16 AM EDT
Check out the Kimber also - a little pricey compared to the Ruger but the samples I have seen are well built and accurate for an ultralight rifle.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 8:37:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By aaronrb204:
wow that looks like a m77mkii which is very different from a mkii. sorry i had to point that out.

give the cz550 series a look. according to the website they start around 7.3lbs. also the tikka t3 lite weighs in at a light 6.1lbs. the browning a-bolt composite is the same weight. the remington 700 titanium weighs in at under 5.5 but the msrp is real high. weatherby makes their mk v in a 5.75lb ultralight. the remington 70 featherweight is 6.5.

i have heard good things about the ruger, cz, and tikka rifles. but i would suspect that all of these choices would work for your desired purposes.



+1 on the A-Bolt.

I have one in .260 Remington that is a pleasure to carry in the woods. Even topped with a Kahles CL with 50mm bell the weight is easy to handle. Accuracy with these rifles is also good with mine able to produce (when I do my part) about .75MOA consistantly @ 100yds.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:20:19 AM EDT
Ditch the laminate, that shit's heavy.
Any sporter profile barrel on a synthetic stock will do. Less metal the better.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:45:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 1:47:50 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 3:18:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 3:20:04 PM EDT by ICEAGE]
I have a Ruger in 30-06 stainless barrel with a synthetic stock.

Its a great hunting weapon IMO. Got it for my 16th B-Day, my favorite rifle.


Im not sure about the weight on it but I never thought it was heavy.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 4:34:14 PM EDT
Another vote for the Kimber...If you don't want to spend that much then my second choice would be a Remington Mod. 7 or 700 Mtn Rifle.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 5:21:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGP:
Ok, ultralight may not be the right word, but a real light and handy bolt action, preferably in 308.

Looking at this little guy;

www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/images/Products/107L.gif

It is the Ruger Mk II Compact in 308 stainless/laminate stock.

Anyone using anything else? Looking for similar options. Looking for a rifle to carry alot and shoot a little, reasonably accurate out to 200 yds. Prefer 308. Prefer as resilient to the elements as possible.

Thanks
Doc



I have a Weatherby Mark V ULtra Lightweight in 30-06, it's a hell of a rifle. They don't make this model any more, but CDNN has a similar rifle in their current catalog, price is right too.

Google CDNN Investments and download the catalog to see the guns.

I also have a stainless Synthetic Rem model 7 in .308. Another fantastic rifle, in fact my son has this one with him up in Colorado for elk and mule deer hunting.

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