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    Light weight general purpose rig

    I decided I wanted a very lightweight general purpose hunting rifle that has more grunt than my 6.5wsm, for everything from bush to 6-700 yards.

    I have successfully shot the 120 GMXs out past 1000 yards with the wsm & VX3 CDS so that got the thought process well underway



    It currently weighs 2.880 kgs, 6.35lbs all up as shown in the pics.

    I'm waiting for an even lighter stock with a better recoil pad

    It is a Titanium action with 24" Lilja fluted barrel in 7-375 Ruger, Talley rings & VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS scope.



    It happily pushes the 162 Amaxs at 3150 fps, it will go harder but I want to take it easy on the brass & action, Titanium is softer than SS & won't last forever.....

    Recoil is quite brisk....



    I'm looking forward to getting the replacement stock, bedding it & assulting some rocks etc getting to know how it works.

    I don't think my shoulder is though

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    With the CDS/VX3 are you clicking straight to your setting or wind past and back?

    Mine was unreliable, sent it back to Leupold, and it is still erratic. So I'm wondering if its the fact that I mostly click straight to the setting.

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    I click straight to the required value on mine, = dead deer.

    Whichever way you arrive at the MOA value in load development/testing do the same when hunting.

    Action outdoors in Napier still has two of those scopes left at the old price of $999
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    I click straight to the required value on mine, = dead deer.

    Whichever way you arrive at the MOA value in load development/testing do the same when hunting.

    Action outdoors in Napier still has two of those scopes left at the old price of $999
    Whats the new price just out of intrest?.I find my Cds tracks perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    I decided I wanted a very lightweight general purpose hunting rifle that has more grunt than my 6.5wsm, for everything from bush to 6-700 yards.

    I have successfully shot the 120 GMXs out past 1000 yards with the wsm & VX3 CDS so that got the thought process well underway



    It currently weighs 2.880 kgs, 6.35lbs all up as shown in the pics.

    I'm waiting for an even lighter stock with a better recoil pad

    It is a Titanium action with 24" Lilja fluted barrel in 7-375 Ruger, Talley rings & VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS scope.



    It happily pushes the 162 Amaxs at 3150 fps, it will go harder but I want to take it easy on the brass & action, Titanium is softer than SS & won't last forever.....

    Recoil is quite brisk....



    I'm looking forward to getting the replacement stock, bedding it & assulting some rocks etc getting to know how it works.

    I don't think my shoulder is though
    very nice looking rig ,so what stock is that thats currently on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    very nice looking rig ,so what stock is that thats currently on there?
    Factory Titanium one, pretty light but a little flexi....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Factory Titanium one, pretty light but a little flexi....
    You dont like how it flexis on the bipod ?,its simalar to the mod 70 all weather would look great on my rig.Would this rig cause you to contemplate a break design for it ?its no diff to people having suppressors on them and all arguments aside do you need an excuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    You dont like how it flexis on the bipod ?,its simalar to the mod 70 all weather would look great on my rig.Would this rig cause you to contemplate a break design for it ?its no diff to people having suppressors on them and all arguments aside do you need an excuse
    If I stuck a T2 Terminator brake on it I could probably fire it one handed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    If I stuck a T2 Terminator brake on it I could probably fire it one handed
    what about a slimline ported design?........meh im no gunsmith just musing really as its a smaller rig but like you say recoil is brisk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    what about a slimline ported design?........meh im no gunsmith just musing really as its a smaller rig but like you say recoil is brisk.
    This is a T2 Terminator brake it is a slimline ported design & works very well



    Here it is in action on the 7-375 Ruger

    T2 Terminator Muzzle brake demo on a 7-375 Ruger - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    This is a T2 Terminator brake it is a slimline ported design & works very well



    Here it is in action on the 7-375 Ruger

    T2 Terminator Muzzle brake demo on a 7-375 Ruger - YouTube
    yea nice

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    Never watched your vid before - i think your brake might actually work

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    Cool video really shows the effect

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    You make some seriously cool rifles

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    Wow cool vid there mate. And very nice rifle. What would a similar set up cost roughly?

 

 

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