Re: Help me build my own ultralight rifle
I like your thinking and initial plan. Nothing wrong with any of your ideas or components.
I’d lean toward 7-08 myself, mostly because it’s so sweet to shoot, flat and deadly. Quite possibly the best of that family of cartridges, IMHO.
I also like the M600 over the M7 because of the classic nature of M600. Nothing cooler than a classic Model 600 action and bolt. Wonderfully accurate as well.
My choice would be a 22-inch barrel. Just right.
A Bansner stock is a great choice – light, tough, stiff and priced so as not to gut your wallet.
To be honest, I’m not enamored by Leupold’s Ultralight scopes. Yes, they’re wonderfully compact and lightweight, but the optics (field of view, eye relief and brightness) just don’t compare in my eyes with the various VX-III models. Leupold VX-III 2.5-8 is what’s on all of my light rifles.
Keep us posted on your project. Fascinating.
Last edited by Timberline; 10-18-2010 at 07:45 PM.
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