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#7138410 - 12/03/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: HFlier]
Biathlonman Offline
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Registered: 12/28/02
Posts: 3291
Loc: Kentucky
Got a 1st gen 7-08ti with Brown Pounder and all the lightweight parts that can be swapped. Just built myself a 4.5 lbs. Contender carbine in. 35 Remington. I think it may replace the ti for around these parts.

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#7231747 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: Biathlonman]
ts300wsm Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 450
Loc: PA
alot of nice rifles

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#7231845 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
kutenay Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
Posts: 7739
I just made a deal on an ultralight "mountain rifle" as I had traded the one I had in progress, due to the slow nature of gunsmiths, which, at my age, presents problems.

Remmy sts Md. 7 action, trued

X-large recoil lug, trued to above

PTG bolt, fluted, alloy shroud, fluted pin, Ti handle,welded on

Micky-made Remmy Custom shop stock

Gaillard match sts tube, 7-08, Mountain Rifle contour at 22"

Neat webbed green paint

5 lbs-6 oz bare, with alloy bottom metal-dislike blind mags and have the rifles I bought so equipped modded for custom BM.

I'm thinkin' Leupy 2.5x8 silver in Leupy QR silver medium rings on the 1-pc. silver base they make for the Mod. 7. I know I can go lighter with the scope, use alloy bases, but,this rifle will be hunted as it is costing me a chunk of change and I want the most efficient sights possible for early morning in BC's dark forests.

I also want it as tough as possible as it will ride on my pack and not be pampered.

This, plus my 6-10 to 6-12 custom Classic Mod. 70 sts, in a Micky Edge in .308Win. are as light as I care to go and the cartridges are also as light as I will use in BC hunting. I have about 10 "light" rifles, going 7.25-8 lbs. all up in .270, .280 and .30-06, but, saving that pound at my age is worth squeezing my budget,for me and this should be an ideal alpine rifle for the rest of my days in the mountains.

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#7232525 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: kutenay]
sheephunter2 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/08
Posts: 801
Loc: Colorado
Ultra Light Arms Model 20 in 284 Win Melvin built for me in 1990. Had a Leupold 6x compact on it for years and just replaced it with a Swaro 3-9x36. Nice to have a little extra magnification after 23 years. Murdered just about everything that walks in the mountains of North America with this gun. Melvins pet 284 load or at least it was when I bought it 55 grains IMR 4350 w. 140 grain Nosler Partition (yesterday's bullet today). Haven't shot any griz I guess.

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#7232588 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: sheephunter2]
RockChucker30 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 662
Loc: Tennessee
Montana 338 Fed
Leupold VX-3 2.5-8X36

Montana 270 WSM
Leupold VX-3 3.5-10X42
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#7232858 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
JRaw Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 1248
Loc: VA & AK
700KS 30.06, Talleys, 2.5-8 B&C, Uncle Mike's mountain sling with replacement plastic swivels.

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#7233028 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: JRaw]
mod7rem Offline
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Registered: 01/11/07
Posts: 323
Loc: B.C.
model 7 chambered in 284 winchester with a wildcat composite stock, 6x36 Leupold, talley lw's, foam recoil pad, lots of machining and skeletizing. All up with scope, scope covers and sling it is 5.5 lbs.

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#7233329 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: mod7rem]
GregW Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 9757
Loc: Southern Arizona
I'd say that thing has been machined just a "touch"...
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#7233353 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: GregW]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
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#7233480 - 12/27/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
kutenay Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 03/15/04
Posts: 7739
Details, Dober, and, that is an intriguing paint job. I would bet that it actually works as "camo" and probably better than some of these highly touted current "in" patterns.

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#7234504 - 12/28/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: kutenay]
DanAdair Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 7190
Loc: NW Montucky


Just this'un. It's at home killing the first legal deer it sees on the 2nd to last day of the season on the river bottom too.

These days it's wearing Talley LWs and a 2-7x33 Loopy with dots, and a Brownells Latigo sling. I thought about putting an ebony fore-end tip on it, but then I decided I liked the Great Norhtern Brewing sticker better.
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#7234666 - 12/28/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
oldpinecricker Offline
Member

Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 217
Contender Carbine 30-30
Ambush Arms 6.8 SPC II
Christianson Arms Extreme 300 WSM on Rem 700
Chistianson Arms Carbon 300 Ultra on Winchester 70

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#7234714 - 12/28/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
CLB Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5083
Loc: CT
Kimber Montana 7-08 bedded with Devcon, Talley LW's, Leupy 2-7x33, loaded with 154gr RN's.





Edited by CLB (12/28/12)

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#7240688 - 12/29/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: CLB]
Woodhits Offline
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Registered: 07/21/03
Posts: 356
Loc: FL
Hunted with a loaner MG Arms Ultra Light in .300 WSM this year but my new "go to" is a 700Ti with a factory .270 barrel bedded into a Hunter's Edge. Cerakoted black with a 6x42 CDS in Talley LW rings. Didn't get it off to Karl in time to take it to Wyoming but I got a chance to take a whitetail doe with it this week.

Here's a photo without the scope.


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#7243140 - 12/30/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: Woodhits]
ts300wsm Offline
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Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 450
Loc: PA
alot of fine rifles

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#7244188 - 12/30/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
Oregonmuley Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 3229
Loc: jennings lodge, oregon
Lately its been this one, Gander Mtn Guide .243, bolt Ti fluted & bolt handle skeletonized by KarlKampfeld, PTG bolt shroud/firing pin, x-tra low Talleys & Leupold 6x36 with dotz.
6 lbs 10 ozs all up.
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#7244860 - 12/30/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: Oregonmuley]
Irving_D Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 2457
Loc: Ny
Last hunting season I stumbled across a savage 99H in 30-30 at a local gun shop. The gun was in rough shape, but I have always been looking for a 99 to cut down for a brush gun. Something similar to the marlin spikehorn. After a year with the gun still sitting in the rack I told the owner to make me a offer I couldnt refuse. He offered me 300 including the cutting and crowning. I had him cut the barrel down to 16" and here is the finished product. I wasn't able to get a deer with it this season but i plan on trying to bag some coyotes with it. It should prove to be just what I need up here in the Adirondacks.
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#7244876 - 12/30/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: CLB]
cobrad Offline
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Registered: 12/14/04
Posts: 1061
Loc: New Castle, CO
Originally Posted By: CLB
Kimber Montana 7-08 bedded with Devcon, Talley LW's, Leupy 2-7x33, loaded with 154gr RN's.





How's that rifle shoot?

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#7245617 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: cobrad]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5083
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: cobrad
Originally Posted By: CLB
Kimber Montana 7-08 bedded with Devcon, Talley LW's, Leupy 2-7x33, loaded with 154gr RN's.





How's that rifle shoot?


Shoots like a dream. Sorry I did not buy one years ago!

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#7245887 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ts300wsm]
Washburn Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 632
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: ts300wsm
As the title says mine is my new Remington model 700 mountain SS in 308 Win. with Leupold VX 3 3.5-10x40mm


Remington 700 TI .30-06 with McEdge and 3-9x40 Leupy.

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#7246457 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: Washburn]
bearstalker Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 9523
Loc: Alaska
I hunt with a few, but last year I hunted with my Kimber Montana 7WSM the most. Rifle is scoped with a Leupold Tactical 3.5-10x40 and 1" mountain sling.

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#7248826 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: bearstalker]
ChipM Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 2292
Loc: Southern New England
My current one is a Weatherby ss carbine in 7mm-08 w/B&C Stock and 2x7 leupy, gun all up weighs 6lb 15 oz. I just bought another 7mm-08 off the fire here which may replace it. Rem 600, Rem mountain rifle barrel cut to 21", Mickey edge, bare its 5 lb 4 oz, see what happens when I scope. So far w/o firing a shot, it feels like it could be the replacement to the one I have carried for a few years.

Here's the Weatherby


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#7249076 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: ChipM]
gddir Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1222
Loc: Oklahoma/Kansas
Just a run of the mill Ruger in a zytel stock, stainless, in 30.06. 17yrs. in the timber, and it'll hold its own with anything else that's showed up. Course I'm partial!
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#7249552 - 12/31/12 Re: your backpack hunting rifle? [Re: gddir]
evanhill Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 618
Loc: Western Colorado
didn't we have this thread last year? cabin fever must be setting in! here's mine:



- mexican mauser action
- .308 remington barrel cut to 16.25
- bansner / high tech specialties stock (wouldn't do that again)
- streamlight tlr3
- xs rear ghost ring / remington ramp front
- Leupold fixed 2.5x in Leupold QD rings
- custom length VCAS sling
- cerakote stock and metal work by Sawtooth Rifles
- 7.25 lb without ammo

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