6.5 Grendel Max Rifle
My beater is one that has to be immune to the occasional incident in the high country after goats. A couple of tumbles off rocks has a few scars but I am not afraid to use it in these conditions. Not a big cartridge as this is not needed for these animals but the 6.5 Grendel Max is my own wildcat so I have a soft spot for it. A heavily modified Mark X mini mauser in a self made laminate stock. I started out with a suppressor but its length was an issue so I made a muzzle weight to keep the balance the same as in this pic but found that a slight muzzle lightness was no impediment for off hand shooting so now it has neither and the handy 21 3/4 in length makes it a nice 6 1/2 lb to carry up to the steep places.