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light weight guns

what are some lite weight gun say 6 pounds or less for a budget minded hunter
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Re: light weight guns

Probably the best one out there by far(IMO) would be the Contender Carbine. Tom.
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Re: light weight guns

check the Ruger MkII ultralight in the .257 Roberts or similar short action caliber.

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Re: light weight guns

Savage just came out with a lightweight. I don't know the price but Savage is usually priced less than others.
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Re: light weight guns

the T/C and ruger ain't gonna be cheap. savage could be the cheapest. light and cheap don't usually go together. might want to look for a used synthetic marlin or savage.

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Re: light weight guns

The question of the hour is...How light do you want? An hour or so on the net will get you allkinds of weights and suggested retails.

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Re: light weight guns

Used Contender Frame---$225
Used Carbine Barrel------$175
About any good stock----$100
Looks like about $500 to me for a really nice rig. That does not sound too expensive to me for an accurate-high quality-light weight rig??

I am sure of those prices. I just bought another frame and two barrels myself in the past 60 days. A 45-70 barrel and a 223 barrel. Plus I bought an additional 22LR barrel for $150. So I am pretty sure about the pricing.

The fellow I bought the action from is on another forum. And I believe he had another frame for sale. If you are interested I will let you know who he is. Just send me a PM. The frame I bought from him had a really nice trigger job done on the action. Tom.
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Re: light weight guns

Ruger Ultralight ll

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Remington SPS and ADL are on sale all the time, best buy out there. And they are light, maybe too light if you want a heavy cartridge. steven 200 are the lowest cost reasonable rifle available.
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Re: light weight guns

found this on a site I was reading
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Ultra-light rifles that weigh in the area of 5 pounds are hard to hold steady from field positions and hard to swing smoothly on running game, even if recoil (as in the case of a .22 rimfire) is not an issue. They should be avoided for
general purposes. Practically any rifle should weigh at least 6 to 7 pounds or its handling and practical accuracy (how accurately it can be shot in the field) will suffer.

Rifles chambered for relatively mild CXP2 class game (deer and antelope) cartridges, such as the .243 Winchester, .243 WSSM, 6mm Remington, .250 Savage, and .257 Roberts should weigh not less than 7 pounds, and about 7.5 to 8 pounds is probably ideal. Rifles of that weight chambered for cartridges in this class are pleasant to shoot, as they should be. Varmint rifles for these cartridges will be heavier, of course, probably 8.5 to 10 pounds.


7 to 8 pounds is also a good weight for traditional "deer" rifles chambered for such cartridges as the .25-35, 7-30 Waters, .30-30, .32 Special, .35 Remington, .38-55, and .44 Remington Magnum.
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