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Old 06-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Looking for a super light weight rifle for elk hunting. Decided on a .300 win mag, but looking to get it in a model that weighs in around 6 - 6.5lbs. The closest I've found is the Tikka T3. Any other suggestions.

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Old 06-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Tikka T3s ROCK, but that much power in such a light platform is sure to be a slobberknocker. Savage makes a light weight rifle too, and their recoil pad is better IMHO.

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OK, I have a .308 that weighs 6 lbs. You want MY advice?

DON'T DO IT !!!!

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OK, I have a .308 that weighs 6 lbs. You want MY advice?

DON'T DO IT !!!!
So you are suggesting a .300 is too much gun for elk? I got a 7mm-08 BLR stainless & a remington 700 BDL .270 with an 8oz trigger. Maybe I'll just get a Bell and Carlson stock for my .270. I just wish my .270 was stainless!!
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So you are suggesting a .300 is too much gun for elk? I got a 7mm-08 BLR stainless & a remington 700 BDL .270 with an 8oz trigger. Maybe I'll just get a Bell and Carlson stock for my .270. I just wish my .270 was stainless!!
you could have your gun coated for corrosion resistance if it isn't stainless.
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So you are suggesting a .300 is too much gun for elk? I got a 7mm-08 BLR stainless & a remington 700 BDL .270 with an 8oz trigger. Maybe I'll just get a Bell and Carlson stock for my .270. I just wish my .270 was stainless!!
no, he's saying a 300 WM in a very lightweight rifle is going to bruise the crap out of your shoulder! when it comes to recoil, weight is your friend. at some point you will have to sight the rifle in and in doing so, you could develop a serious flinch in regards to the recoil.

i have shot a few 300 WM's over the years, and even a heavier rifle, they are still a little agressive in recoil.
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no, he's saying a 300 WM in a very lightweight rifle is going to bruise the crap out of your shoulder! when it comes to recoil, weight is your friend. at some point you will have to sight the rifle in and in doing so, you could develop a serious flinch in regards to the recoil.

i have shot a few 300 WM's over the years, and even a heavier rifle, they are still a little agressive in recoil.
Might knock a few fillings loose!!
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no, he's saying a 300 WM in a very lightweight rifle is going to bruise the crap out of your shoulder! when it comes to recoil, weight is your friend. at some point you will have to sight the rifle in and in doing so, you could develop a serious flinch in regards to the recoil.

i have shot a few 300 WM's over the years, and even a heavier rifle, they are still a little agressive in recoil.
I had a ruger m77 hawkeye in 300 win mag and I could shoot 10-15 rounds at a time in a t-shirt and feel comfortable, but it weighed 9.5lbs with a scope.

how much would weathering cost?
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Might knock a few fillings loose!!
or all of them! one thing a person could think about doing if they just feel they need a really lightweight rifle in a larger magnum caliber would be to invest in a really good recoil pad and also consider having a muzzle brake installed.

several years ago, a friend of mine bought a Remington M700 in 300 WM. i had a chance to shoot it before and after it being muzzle braked. i can honestly say it made a world of difference. though it was much louder, even this could be recognized through the ear muffs, the recoil was more like a 30-06. much easier on the shoulder by a long shot.
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I had a ruger m77 hawkeye in 300 win mag and I could shoot 10-15 rounds at a time in a t-shirt and feel comfortable, but it weighed 9.5lbs with a scope.

how much would weathering cost?
what is weathering?
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