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Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition


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    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Interesting :)

    I found another Kimber Hunter; they’ve cut their models down to just two. I was looking for a .243 which was one of the calibers that was discontinued. After a two month search I gave up and ordered a Tikka instead. They sent me the wrong one and had to send it back. They didn’t have the one I wanted (and ordered), so….. I decided to look one more time for a.243 Kimber.  Lo and behold

    I’ll put it on a slight diet and get it under 6# scoped

    #3802511
    David Thomas
    BPL Member

    @davidinkenai

    Locale: North Woods. Far North.

    Mike, just imagine how much less it will weigh once you cut the tag off!

    #3802529
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Mike, just imagine how much less it will weigh once you cut the tag off!

    at least a quarter pound I’m thinking :D

    #3802598
    Dave @ Oware
    BPL Member

    @bivysack-com

    Locale: East Washington

    Notice that the bigger the bore on those kimbers, the lighter the gun. Less metal.

    I chose the 308 partly cause of that, but mostly because of bullet selection for handloading and I get brass cheap/free.

    That badger is super interesting. Had a 30-30 single shot NEF. It was fun. Not as accurate as bolt guns, so I wonder how this break action does. Uses pointy bullets, which increases range a bit. Could tote it around for small game and use pistol powder subsonic reloads –like using a big 22.

    #3802618
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Notice that the bigger the bore on those kimbers, the lighter the gun. Less metal.

    Yup- here’s my .308 before I touched it

     

    .243, 2 oz heavier :)

    #3802644
    Dave @ Oware
    BPL Member

    @bivysack-com

    Locale: East Washington

    Weigh the cartridges next. Overall you may save weight on 6mm projectiles over 7.62mm if you carry many. ;^)

     

    Looking at the Badger again, i saw weight quoted as 5.5 lbs at a shot show review. Do you think the website 2.5 is kilograms?

    #3802647
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    2.9 lbs is what I’ve seen; no way that thing is 5+ pounds

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