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    ultra light scopes

    what are the good options in the lightweight scope arena?
    Leupold VX-2 2-7x28mm weight 8.2 oz (232.4g)?
    others?

    id rather vairable power to make it more versitile if possible.
    do lightweight scopes sacrifice reliability? dialibility?
    can you fit a MOA CDS turret to the Lightweight leupolds?

    is the difference noticable to the vx3 3.5-10x40 @ 12.6 oz/357g?
    or the vx3 2.5-8x36 @ 11.40oz/323g

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    Fit a VX3 4.5-14-40 CDS In Talley lightweight ringmounts, remove 2 inches from your barrel, flute everything if you have to, eat less, hunt more
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    lightest swarvo I can find is the Z3 3-9x36 @ 12oz / 340g

    they seem just like normal (altho awesome quality) weight scopes,

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    Iv own both the 2.5-8 and 3.5-10 vx3s that I can choose from and I do love the CDS system.
    barrels already 19 inch and talleys already fitted, rifles already apparently the lightest production rifle made in the world, or so the kimber advertising says.

    fluting is right up my alley but I will see how light this rifle is to start with before I decide weather I want it to stay .243 or go to my ultimate in 260
    I just really want to do the rifle justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Fit a VX3 4.5-14-40 CDS In Talley lightweight ringmounts, remove 2 inches from your barrel, flute everything if you have to, eat less, hunt more
    Flute the scope,

    and your cup,


    and your sleeping bag........
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    25mm holes would lighten the cup better than flutes IMOI
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    Iv own both the 2.5-8 and 3.5-10 vx3s that I can choose from and I do love the CDS system.
    barrels already 19 inch and talleys already fitted, rifles already apparently the lightest production rifle made in the world, or so the kimber advertising says.

    fluting is right up my alley but I will see how light this rifle is to start with before I decide weather I want it to stay .243 or go to my ultimate in 260
    I just really want to do the rifle justice.
    Get a carbon stock for it, the Kimber ones are heavy

    & an Alloy or Ti trigger guard....

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    aye? kimber stocks heavy? surely not

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    bang on 700 grams? how much lighter is carbon?

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    The old adage, if you want to save weight before a hunt, take a big dump...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    bang on 700 grams? how much lighter is carbon?
    You would save 200gms with carbon fibre stock.
    Must admit after putting my rifle on a diet, I ended up intentionally putting weight back in it to get the balance how I like it.
    Just couldn't shoot it well offhand after lightening it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    bang on 700 grams? how much lighter is carbon?
    Is that completely bare or with trigger guard ?

    The carbon ones are generally 600-650, depending on recoil pad & manufacturer.

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    700 with recoil pad no trigger gard

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