Mountain rifles


Take a look at the Weatherby mountain rifle. It’s nice to support a company that took the risk and pulled stakes from the anti firearm state of California and put new roots in Wyoming.
 

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The lightweight rifles are an interesting and somewhat polarizing subject. Some of them don't feel right to me. I have found the Gunwerks to be easy to shoot with their stock design and balance. I have a friend with a NULA and it doesn't feel right to me. It's light to the point of being whippy...it doesn't really settle in...or I have to fight to settle it down with lots of muscle tension if that makes sense. I think rifles can be too light.
I’ve got very similar rifles to you - a Nexus 300 prc and a recently bought Gunwerks Clymr in 6.5 PRC for my lightweight rifle with a 20” barrel.

I’d buy another Clymr in 7 PRC (or 7 SAUM if I was a hand loader) if I wanted a little more bullet weight and diameter for moose. I wholeheartedly agree that there is a point of diminishing returns where a lighter rifle becomes less shootable and accurate in my hands. My Clymr feels like the perfect balance of weight and shootability. TBH, it hasn’t made it to the range yet :(
 
I’ve got very similar rifles to you - a Nexus 300 prc and a recently bought Gunwerks Clymr in 6.5 PRC for my lightweight rifle with a 20” barrel.

I’d buy another Clymr in 7 PRC (or 7 SAUM if I was a hand loader) if I wanted a little more bullet weight and diameter for moose. I wholeheartedly agree that there is a point of diminishing returns where a lighter rifle becomes less shootable and accurate in my hands. My Clymr feels like the perfect balance of weight and shootability. TBH, it hasn’t made it to the range yet :(
Not to derail the conversation, but have you found the Gunwerks to be worth the money?

I remember eyeing their LR-1000 a while back when they came out with the 7 LRM, but it seemed awfully pricey.
 
Not to derail the conversation, but have you found the Gunwerks to be worth the money?

I remember eyeing their LR-1000 a while back when they came out with the 7 LRM, but it seemed awfully pricey.
Yes, for my purposes. I’ve done a few of their courses so have shot a number of their rifles and have a great deal of confidence in every one of them. I am selling off rifles that are less often used to defray the cost and to declutter. When you find a rifle or two that shoot very well, fill you with confidence, and fit you DON’T sell them no matter the brand. Very little I can’t hunt with a 300 PRC or a 6.5 PRC, will mostly depend upon the terrain and the size of the game which I carry.

I’ve had enough rifles over the years to know what I like and selling a safe full of $800 to $2000 rifles to fund one Gunwerks makes a lot of sense for me. Their Clymr comes to my shoulder and feels more comfortable for me in field positions than any other hunting rifle I own or have tried.

On another topic, that new Weatherby rifle looks great, but for me the fun of buying, trying, and getting new rifles to shoot well has passed. I simply want a small number of rifles that I shoot very well and am confident in. I like shooting and hunting more than I do -)/&:)3!! around with rifles.
 
Whoa, whoa, whoa...you can't just drop a bomb saying 130" Coues without a photo. I have to see it. I was proud of this 100" Coues at 520 yards. I worked my butt off for that Coues after a week in the cactus.

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Got home now so sending pictures you and @WAB requested! The pictures are from 2005 & 2004 before digital cameras on cell phones so I took pictures of the 35 mm pictures so not the best quality for posting. I hunted Sonora quite a bit back then. Took the heavy 6x5 130” Coues deer on the first evening of a 2005 trip and a 36” wide mule deer scoring 197” the very next morning. Deer hunt of a lifetime with two B&C deer! Please don’t hate me LOL. Also took a 113” Coues deer in 2004.

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Holy smokes @Scott CWO, that first coues deer looks like it has the mass of a Canadian whitetail and that mulie buck is impressive as well. Those are impressive deer for sure.
 
I have what I consider a premier mountain rifle listed for sale right now. You're not going to find a flatter shooting rifle than 26 nosler. Pair that with the McMillan stock on the Browning Hells Canyon--and you have a tack driver ready to reach out and touch something.

 

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Got home now so sending pictures you and @WAB requested! The pictures are from 2005 & 2004 before digital cameras on cell phones so I took pictures of the 35 mm pictures so not the best quality for posting. I hunted Sonora quite a bit back then. Took the heavy 6x5 130” Coues deer on the first evening of a 2005 trip and a 36” wide mule deer scoring 197” the very next morning. Deer hunt of a lifetime with two B&C deer! Please don’t hate me LOL. Also took a 113” Coues deer in 2004.

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That’s insane. Wow…wow…and in the first 2 days. That is crazy good luck as you WELL know! Fantastic.
 

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