6.8 lb?

Discussion in '.375 & Up' started by 2L8, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. colorado

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    I think it's the squishy stock and squishy recoil pad, but it's accurate and once I had it gone through very reliable. Though my BDL in 270 needed zero work and has been utterly reliable and a tack driver out of the box. Remington doesn't make them like that anymore. My other DG rifle is a CZ 550 in 500 Jeffery. It's a tank, weighs 12 lbs with scope.
     

  2. curtism1234

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    I dislike the magazine as well. Of course if it was metal, I would love it.

    I will say of all (and I mean all) the plastic magazines out there today, the browning I think is the best. It's the only one that doesn't fall out of the rifle if you look at it wrong.
     

  3. postoak

    postoak BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Enthusiast

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    I actually like the plastic magazine in the Xbolt. It is a very heavy plastic. The plastic one in the Tikka T3x is also good.
     

  4. IvW

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    Plastic??? on a DG rifle.....luckily I am to old for that...
     

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    I personally, wouldn't want a 6.8 pound Xbolt. I'd go with the Weatherby Vanguard S2 which is 8 pounds and only $799 in synthetic or the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express in wood for about $1300. It specs at 9 pounds. One thing to remember is the DG scope you put on will weigh less than your typical 3x9 variable.
     

  6. Nhoro

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    When I went to get a new mountain bike, the latest carbon fiber,space age alloy parts etc saved a couple of pounds off the weight. I decided it was cheaper and healthier to lose 25 pounds off my lardy ass than buy the fancy bike and save 3 pounds. (Not to mention that I bought the bike to lose the 25 lbs)That said, if you have the money, you don’t really have to worry about the logic, just be truthful and say you wanted it so you bought it and you like it. I am pretty sure almost everyone could lose 3 lbs and be healthier for it rather than arguing about how much a rifle weighs you down. Like I said, I could lose two x 600 nitros from my gut and then carry one in each hand like Rambo. Now that would be impressive !
     
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  7. curtism1234

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    For me, weight is very important because of medical issues. My shoulders and neck are so jacked up, I can not carry midsize binoculars around my neck. I can carry a long gun in my hands but even that gets heavy at the end of the day. So weight is important to me. With the 375 however, you are in a catch 22 position because of the recoil.

    Serious backpackers who are tip top shape will buy anything to save a couple ounces because a couple ounces add up. Dropping a pound on something you carry all day for multiple days is worth the investment for even athletic people. If you already have a perfectly good rifle you like, I probably would not make the switch but if you did not have the rifle yet then weight should be one factor to consider when planning a long active hunt.
     

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    And with that condition a 6.8lb aint the answer....
     

  9. Dean2

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    Another vote for heavier is better in a 375 H&H, within limits. I have a 308 NULA that weighs 6 lbs 3 ounces, scoped, sling and full mag. That is pretty lively, can't imagine a 375 that only weighed a couple of pounds more. My Ruger 375 Alaskan guide gun in their laminated stock with a LimbSaver pad added weighs about 9.5 LBs scoped and loaded. That is quite a pleasant gun to shoot with full bore loads. I would never hunt with a braked rifle.
     
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  10. colorado

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    I like our light 375 Weatherby a lot. A 300g bullet at 2700 fps has a 30-06 trajectory and a lot more punch. My CZ 550 in 500 Jeffery weighs 11.25 lbs without scope, 12 lbs with scope and rings. Feels just about right. Different rifles for different situations.
     

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