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My non-custom lightweight rifle...

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by elkhunt58, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    Since I mainly hunt wilderness areas, I have been trying to lighten up my pack and rifle. I carry a Kimber Montana in .308. I mounted a Leupold 3x9 ultralight in Talley lightweight rings. I no longer use a sling since most times I have a backpack on and prefer to hand carry my rifle. I bought a scale today to see what it really weighs (5.79 lbs empty) that's not bad for all "off the shelf" components.
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  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    cool, now how well do you shoot with it? :D
     
  3. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    Well enough... I am not a MOA fanatic, more a MOM (Minute of Muley) sort of guy. It puts the first 5 under 2" @ 100yds. Once it's on, I leave it and my load alone...
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  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I had a Montana and liked it for the most part. How does yours feed? Mine had an annoying habit of not always picking up a round from the left side of the box... Other than that, great trigger and accurate.
     
  5. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice, been thinking about picking one up in 7mm-08 or .243.
     
  6. elkhunt58

    elkhunt58 Eugene Active Member

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    I have not had any feed problems. The trigger is great.
     
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  7. Legs

    Legs NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice exit wound! Looks like a heart shot... dropped in it's tracks, I bet. What was your load?