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Re: Ultralight rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15453740 11/25/20
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Not really ultralight, just genuine, full sized, big game caliber, light hunting rifles.

MM

6 1/2 as shown, 7-08
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7.0 as shown, 270 Win
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7.0 as shown, 280 Rem
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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: geedubya] #15454378 11/25/20
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Merkel K1, 7mm-08 Rem, with irons.

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With Optics!

ya!

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Wow! Nice rifle. I had no idea they were that light.


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15454398 11/25/20
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For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Brad] #15454793 11/25/20
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Originally Posted by Brad
For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


That's because there really ain't that many around that make that mark.....................just sayin'.

Especially with 20" or longer barrels.

MM

Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: MontanaMan] #15454844 11/25/20
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Originally Posted by Brad
For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


That's because there really ain't that many around that make that mark.....................just sayin'.

Especially with 20" or longer barrels.

MM

Nope. And fewer still with any scope over about 10 oz.

IC-A

Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: MontanaMan] #15455044 11/25/20
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Originally Posted by Brad
For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


That's because there really ain't that many around that make that mark.....................just sayin'.

Especially with 20" or longer barrels.

MM


Yeah..l I know.

But the point is, a rifle’s weight should be what you carry on your shoulder or in your hand on the mountain, not what it weigh’s bare in your kitchen.


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: szihn] #15455144 11/25/20
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Originally Posted by szihn
I have no center fires that are 6 pounds and lighter. I do have a few that are just a few ounces over 6 pounds however. Here is my lightest rifle. A 1900 Lee in 303 with a very light barrel, but as light is it is, it still shoots as well as I can from a rest with the iron sights it has. 100 yard groups hold a smidgen under 2MOA.

(If that's not good enough please keep quite about it ----------so the deer I have been killing with it WON'T KNOW it's not good enough to kill them. So far they don't seem to know that---------)

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by .com/photos/156296479N08/]Steve Zihn, on [bleep]
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This one reminds me of one I built...never weighed it but I'd be surprised if it were #6.5...



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Upper six’s but not much of a bother to carry.

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Re: Ultralight rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15455278 11/25/20
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Howa mini action in 6.5 grendel. Barrel cut to 16.25", fore end shortened and thinned, plastic mag assembly replaced with hinged aluminum unit from oregon gunsmithing, Redfield 2-7 in Talley Lightweights. 6lb 5oz

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Re: Ultralight rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Brad] #15455536 11/25/20
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Originally Posted by Brad
For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


How many rounds do you want me to carry and still make sub 6 pounds? Good point though. Unless I swapped to a Leupold Vx2 or 3 on a couple of mine than they don’t meet that criteria. That’s fine. That’s the beauty of starting with a rifle well below 5 pounds. Gives options for scopes and slings and other such things....yeah I know that rhymed wink

Hope you’ve been well Brad and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: szihn] #15455959 11/26/20
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Originally Posted by szihn
I have no center fires that are 6 pounds and lighter. I do have a few that are just a few ounces over 6 pounds however. Here is my lightest rifle. A 1900 Lee in 303 with a very light barrel, but as light is it is, it still shoots as well as I can from a rest with the iron sights it has. 100 yard groups hold a smidgen under 2MOA.

(If that's not good enough please keep quite about it ----------so the deer I have been killing with it WON'T KNOW it's not good enough to kill them. So far they don't seem to know that---------)

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by .com/photos/156296479N08/]Steve Zihn, on [bleep]
[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by .com/photos/156296479N08/]Steve Zihn, on [bleep]


That rifle is drop-dead gorgeous. Reminds me a lot of the Lee Speed Sporter in The Ghost and the Darkness.


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15456094 11/26/20
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Since moving away from TLW's and Leupolds I'm not sure I have any sub 6# rifles now. I have many that are 6.5-7.5 lbs with Uncle Mikes and 3 rounds.

Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: ingwe] #15456312 11/26/20
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Originally Posted by szihn
I have no center fires that are 6 pounds and lighter. I do have a few that are just a few ounces over 6 pounds however. Here is my lightest rifle. A 1900 Lee in 303 with a very light barrel, but as light is it is, it still shoots as well as I can from a rest with the iron sights it has. 100 yard groups hold a smidgen under 2MOA.

(If that's not good enough please keep quite about it ----------so the deer I have been killing with it WON'T KNOW it's not good enough to kill them. So far they don't seem to know that---------)

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by

This one reminds me of one I built...never weighed it but I'd be surprised if it were #6.5...

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

The rifles posted by Szihn and Ingwe are the best-looking Lee rifles I've ever seen... and I grew up in Canada so I saw a LOT!

John

Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: alaska_lanche] #15456323 11/26/20
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Originally Posted by alaska_lanche
Originally Posted by Brad
For me, "sub 6lb rifles" are what you carry - scoped, sling, and rounds.

Only a few on this thread make that threshold...


How many rounds do you want me to carry and still make sub 6 pounds? Good point though. Unless I swapped to a Leupold Vx2 or 3 on a couple of mine than they don’t meet that criteria. That’s fine. That’s the beauty of starting with a rifle well below 5 pounds. Gives options for scopes and slings and other such things....yeah I know that rhymed wink

Hope you’ve been well Brad and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.



Indeed you're vying for the campfire poet laureate. smile

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to you and yours lanche.


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15456489 11/26/20
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Some pretty snappy rifles there for sure

I like the start with a Handi just because
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I’ve been close at times.

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It has a slightly heavier barrel here.

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Don't feel inclined to snap pics, so........

T/C Contender (Gen1), have two frames and 4 barrels. Heaviest w/scope is 5# 9 oz.
M1 Carbine w/15 rd mag is 5# 11 oz
Ithaca 37 20 ga is 6# even
WC Scott 20 ga SxS is 5# 9 oz

The 94 Trapper tried but didn't quite make it at 6# 2 oz.


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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: ingwe] #15457260 11/26/20
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Originally Posted by ingwe
Tikka Superlight in .223 5.5 lbs without scope...I dunno what it weighs all up...

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It's gotta be close to my Superlight with Talleys and a VX 2 3x9 and Butler Creek scope caps and a GFY sticker for the win. 6 pounds 14.7 ounces.

Re: Ultralight rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: Mjduct] #15457284 11/26/20
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Kimber Hunter in .308, topped with a Leupold 2-7 VXR and Talley Lightweights- barrel shortened/crowned to 19", titanium bolt and "gel" removed from stock

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Re: sub 6# rifles... show em if you got em! [Re: MontanaMan] #15457640 11/26/20
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Not really ultralight, just genuine, full sized, big game caliber, light hunting rifles.

MM

6 1/2 as shown, 7-08
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

7.0 as shown, 270 Win
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

7.0 as shown, 280 Rem
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Lovin' that .280!

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