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    Mine is as lightweight as I would go. I need to make sure I hold on when letting one fly. It is a good carry weight at 3.35kg. Maybe you could go lighter with a smaller caliber.
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    It certanly makes the t3 look nicer with the what gunworks does opening up the top of the ejection port, I dont find any difficulty putting additional bullets in how they are from factory when the mag gets empty

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    Here is the current tikka 7mm saum 3.4kg wearing a Hardy compact and a z3.
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    Very nice @Gkp

    What is the kick like with it being that light ? Do you suppress or brake it?

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    Another idea i have seen to save weight is boring out the bolt body then inserting brass bushings on each end to the required sizes to support firing pin assembly. Doesnt look cool but saved near double what fluting does. I had a fiddle but was more of a quick discussion on the hill than a full run down so description may be a bit vague but it gives the general idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    Very nice @Gkp

    What is the kick like with it being that light ? Do you suppress or brake it?
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    The recoil is totally fine. I am use to light rifles I guess.
    I am generally only firing one or 2 shots, not a target shooter although the 7mm saum prints very well on paper.
    I don't imagine you would want to go below 3.3 kg in that caliber.
    It's got a Hardy compact suppressor included in that weight. Cheers G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkp View Post
    @308mate
    The recoil is totally fine. I am use to light rifles I guess.
    I am generally only firing one or 2 shots, not a target shooter although the 7mm saum prints very well on paper.
    I don't imagine you would want to go below 3.3 kg in that caliber.
    It's got a Hardy compact suppressor included in that weight. Cheers G
    I'm the same, recoil doesn't bother me, my tikka 7mm rem mag sits at 3.26kg with vx5 3-15x44, dpt magnum suppressor and stug stock and shoots clover sized groups all day.

    I wouldn't mind dropping another couple of hundred grams off it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    I'm the same, recoil doesn't bother me, my tikka 7mm rem mag sits at 3.26kg with vx5 3-15x44, dpt magnum suppressor and stug stock and shoots clover sized groups all day.

    I wouldn't mind dropping another couple of hundred grams off it though.
    Drop the DPT and get a brake, my stug stocked a7 270wsm was 3kg with a fluted bolt, barrel and vx3 4.5-14 sitting in talleys was an absolute pussycat to shoot. Sellers remorse big time, pretty sure @hillclima still owns it
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    @Nick.m that's light 3.26 kg!
    I am assuming that you have milled the top of the receiver and fluted the barrel? I was thinking about this for mine
    Also what barrel length?
    Cheers G

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    I like the suppressor, it never used to wear one but I chopped the barrel to 21 inches and suppressed and it now shoots like a dream.

    Barrel is already fluted, but could loose some weight in the scope real easily and the bolt aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    Drop the DPT and get a brake, my stug stocked a7 270wsm was 3kg with a fluted bolt, barrel and vx3 4.5-14 sitting in talleys was an absolute pussycat to shoot. Sellers remorse big time, pretty sure @hillclima still owns it
    Yep, I still have it. Great rifle but not getting the use it should as tend to use my suppressed rifles more, so if you wanted it back let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkp View Post
    @Nick.m that's light 3.26 kg!
    I am assuming that you have milled the top of the receiver and fluted the barrel? I was thinking about this for mine
    Also what barrel length?
    Cheers G
    Nope reciever is still factory.
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    Working on a 270 superlite at the moment as a experiment on how light I can get it. Im not going to mill the receiver though, I like the rigidity of this action and would rather not lose it. Will let you know how I get on weight wise once it's done. Modeled the stock on a Ross SDS, for something a bit different.
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    I'll probably go the bolt fluting route, but the barrel won't have any add on's. Done the lightweight bolt handle and need to do the shroud too. The buttpad will be the usual foam jandal, rubber pads are super heavy in comparison. Looking at eventually putting a sub 10 ounce scope on it too, haven't made up my mind there yet. The stock still needs pad, fill and swivels.
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    You are a clever bugger @FRST
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