8.5 # 375 H&H

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  1. Luvthunt

    Luvthunt AH Member

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    would like to find or have built an 8.5 # 375 HH . Tried a couple of gunsmiths but if I choose a CZ for instance the rifle with scope et al will weigh more and likely will be around 11#. I want a rifle that will weigh no more then 8.5 with a 1x4 scope and mount. Can it be done? How can it be done?
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  2. meigsbucks

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    The Browning X-bolt is a light weight that with scope would come out to be around your desired weight. The Sako Kodiak with scope may be another option but might be a little higher than your target weight with optics. There is also the Weatherby Vanguard that would come close to your weight limit.
    My .375 is a Sako LV Lightweight Hunter that come in at 8lbs 9oz with a 1.75-6x Leupold scope. You may be able to find one of these on the used gun market. (And NO... Mine's not for sale).
    By the way, some may say recoil will be high with a rifle that light. It is a little, but not offensive. Just shot 18 full power loads off the bench with it last week while working on a new load, with no ill effects.
     
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    Not an H&H but the Ruger Hawkeye African is 8lbs.
     

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    Kimber's Talkeetna is 7 lb 12 oz out of the box. With scope and mounts you can be in for maybe low to mid 9 lb range
     
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    375 Ruger Hawkeye FTW Hunter comes in at 7.8# and the Guide Gun at 8.1#.

    I know it's not a 375H&H, but I thought it could be another option trying to keep the weight down.
     

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    My Blaser R8 with sporter barrel and “classic” stock is exactly that weight.
     
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  7. Anthony George

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    If building, paying close attention to barrel dimensions, Knox length and Diam and esp profile and taper etc can reduce a lot of weight
    Choice of stock as well
     

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    If you don't mind a push feed, the Rem XCR II comes in under 8 lbs with Talley QR rings and a Leupold 1.5-5x scope. BTW got rid of those ugly nickel plated rings for stainless CeraKoted ones after the hunt.

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    Mine weighs 8 lbs 8oz with a Leupold 3-9×40 scope in steel rings and bases. It's only 8lbs 6oz with a Leupold 1.5-5×20 im the same rings and bases.
     

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    My Sako Kodiak weighs 9lbs exactly with a Leupold 2-7×32 scope and steel optiloc rings.
     

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    Winchester Classic M70 in any 30-06 based cartridge. Have it rebored to 375 (225 shipped from Jesse in Oregon) cut down to 23.5" or left at 22" if that's what the gun has, then open up the bolt face, replace the magazine/ follower with factory spares from Midwest Gunworks, and either buy a new bolt stop on an auction (i paid 20 bucks) or have a smith alter the factory.

    Your stock will easily make the last difference on weight. Could be the most expensive part. Leupold x20mm of whatever flavor, and Bob's your uncle.

    I think all in all this would run about the price of a brand new M70 or CZ550.

    As well, I've got a M70 Classics in 300 Wby for sale in the classifieds, alk that would require is a re-barrel, or a rebore to 375 Wby and you can fire H&H rounds or just load it to H&H speeds. Ive even got 375 Wby dies I could throw in. Food for thought
     

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    I have a Win M70 that weighs 9# 6 oz. this is with steel base/rings, Leupold 6x42mm scope and an Oregon BlackWalnut stock. The barrel is 24" medium taper by CP Donnelly. There is enough extra weight that if desired it is entirely possible to trim it down to 8# even. though I think it wouldn't be particularly pleasant to shoot; but it is entirely possible for you to get a 8,5# 375H&H.
     

  13. Luvthunt

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    Thank you all, a lot to think about before deciding.
     

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