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    rifle weights < 4.1kg incl a scope of 500grammes

    Just looking at the NRA "hunting class" and its stating a max weight of 4.1kg. Putting a scope on it at typically 500g, that leaves a rifle of 3.6kg which seems quite a hard spec to meet? So tikka lite? hmmm.
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    Many hunting rifles will be less than 3.6kg.
    My Sako 75 laminate is 2.8kg excluding scope and rings.
    My Sako 75 Finnlight is 3.1kg bare rifle.

    So a bit more leeway than what you would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Many hunting rifles will be less than 3.6kg.
    My Sako 75 laminate is 2.8kg excluding scope and rings.
    My Sako 75 Finnlight is 3.1kg bare rifle.

    So a bit more leeway than what you would think.
    Yep and the ole 75 is a heavy old nugget, like my M595.

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    Never bothered with rifle weight, I got 20kg to lose off my waistline before I worry about my pack or rifle
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Yep and the ole 75 is a heavy old nugget, like my M595.
    I call them Finnheavy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven View Post
    Just looking at the NRA "hunting class" and its stating a max weight of 4.1kg. Putting a scope on it at typically 500g, that leaves a rifle of 3.6kg which seems quite a hard spec to meet? So tikka lite? hmmm.
    No not at all... few factory rifles these days are over 3.3-3.4 kilos bare..
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    Doesn't seem hard to meet.
    I have a Tikka lite, but a Bell and Carlson stock which is a fair bit heavier than the standard, a Vortex HST which isn't a light weight and an ASE utra can, which again isn't light weight, and the the full set up weighs 4.2kg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireflite View Post
    Far out that's light! What's the details on the rig?

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    Kimber?

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    Kimber Adirondack in 6.5 Creedmoor
    Factory 18" threaded barrel, blind 4rd mag
    I added a Mountain Assent style bolt handle that I sourced from the States that is made from titanium
    Talley rings and a 2.5-8x36 VX3
    Weight includes the 1 round shown
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    This is 4 rounds in the mag, optilocks, VX6, and DPT Magnum, could go lighter by running a brake, vx3i etc but it already feels like I'm carting a toy around.

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    Ps: good to see even the scales know the worth of a kimber
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    mine with suppressor and 3-9 ultralight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Ps: good to see even the scales know the worth of a kimber
    Priceless!!

 

 

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