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#5589123 - 02/08/15 12:53 PM Walking around, light weight rifle
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What is your go to walking rifle.... I am looking for ideas on something really easy to carry, really easy to shoot and in a common caliber.

right now I am carrying a jm marlin 30-30 but im looking for a gun chambered in something like 222, or 223 or something similar.

ranges are at most 150-200 yards and game from opossums, coons, coyotes, foxes, pigs ect ect

dont really care what action just want light, dependable and easy to handle
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#5589129 - 02/08/15 12:56 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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As of this weekend, I was carrying a Tikka Varmint in 223 suppressed. But I also use a Rem bolt gun in 300 blk out suppressed.
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#5589149 - 02/08/15 01:13 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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savage 1899 n 22hp
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#5589158 - 02/08/15 01:24 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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CZ 527 in either 7.62x39 or .223... Mine is 7.62x39, and is very accurate with S&B and Hornady brass cased ammo. Just got back from the range and shot 5-shot groups at 100 yards that averaged 1.16 MOA using a Leupold 1.25-4x VXR scope. Was using front rest only. I'm quite pleased with the rifle and it's very light even compared to my Tikka.


Edited by Precision_Shooter (02/08/15 01:25 PM)
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#5589183 - 02/08/15 01:54 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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For all of your request: light, common caliber, and perfect for the distances you want to shoot, check out the Rock River Mountain rifle. http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=688
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#5589204 - 02/08/15 02:10 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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budget?
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#5589278 - 02/08/15 03:25 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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If you want light get a t3 in your caliber. I think the t3 is to light so I would look at the varmint 20" version or a rem tactical and make sure the twist is 1/8 or so.
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#5589295 - 02/08/15 03:39 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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Savage 7mm08,8.5 pounds dressed with scope or AR 15 in .223 open sights at 6 pounds.
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#5589315 - 02/08/15 03:58 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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#5589328 - 02/08/15 04:09 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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Tikka lite or CZ 527 get fit the bill nicely.

Howa is introducing a light weight 223 on a shorter action this year that would be nice as well.
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#5589359 - 02/08/15 04:26 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: Precision_Shooter]
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Originally Posted By: Precision_Shooter
CZ 527 in either 7.62x39 or .223... Mine is 7.62x39, and is very accurate with S&B and Hornady brass cased ammo. Just got back from the range and shot 5-shot groups at 100 yards that averaged 1.16 MOA using a Leupold 1.25-4x VXR scope. Was using front rest only. I'm quite pleased with the rifle and it's very light even compared to my Tikka.


You stole my thunder, CZ 527 is a great little rifle mine has sure earned it's keep.
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#5589388 - 02/08/15 04:52 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Ruger American in .223
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#5589439 - 02/08/15 05:14 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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Ruger American Compact in 7mm08. Soon to be American Predator in 308.
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#5589611 - 02/08/15 06:54 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
AR

+1
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#5589631 - 02/08/15 07:05 PM Re: Walking around, light weight rifle [Re: t george]
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There are a bunch (many mentioned). Any compact bolt action that fits you well. If ranges are short a Winchester or Marlin lever action is the best walking around gun in existence to me. I don't see how folks can consider a bulky/unwieldy AR a good "walking around rifle". But I am a fogey.
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