A properly adjusted Safari sling will solve the issue of steadiness with a light weight rifle.ACH said:found this on a site I was reading
hope it helps
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.
i guess it depends on your definition of budget. heres a good budget lightweight rifle. 6.5lbs and around $300 if you look a little.HOGGHEAD said: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.
Sling that is attatched to swivels and the sling goes over the shoulder while the rifle hangs parallel to the ground. The gun "hangs" in front of you. When you bring it up into a shooting position, the sling pulls tight on the muzzle and butt end of gun. It gives a tight fit feel and really stabilizes the shooting platform. You lterally "push" the gun into position and if you have it adjusted perfectly the butt slides in the shoulder pocket, cheek weld is right on, your sight picture is in line and the "pull" on the muzzle combined with your support hand keeps the front of the rifle very stabile. I bought one at Cabelas so you should be able to find one on their website to look at.hunter724 said:How do you use a Safari sling ?