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    Best Rifle for packing in to hunt Elk and Mulies?

    Well now that I know I'll be moving to NM next month I'm starting to research what rifle to buy for future Elk and Mule Deer hunts. I've pretty much decided on a 300 win mag for the caliber but haven't even come close to the best rifle. I want a rifle that is all weather and not too heavy. What do you guys carry and why? Thanks in advance.


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    I like a lighter rifle myself. I'm using a Tikka T3 in .300 win mag. It is a very accurate rifle, doesn't break the bank, and doesn't serve dual purpose as a boat anchor. Another light commercial rifle is the browning x-bolt but I don't have experience with one.

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    Is your tikka a synthetic/stainless combo?


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    You should tell us how much you want to spend?

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    Its the non-stainless hunter model. There are several offerings of the t3 in stainless with synthetic, wood, and laminated stocks. Even with the magnum action, the gun still comes in right under 7lbs in most configurations.

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    The budget is flexible but I'd prob not want to spend more than 2500 max including glass. I'm wanting this rife to be my go to for anything in the NM or CO area. I already have a Winchester M70 .270 Featherweight but its got a wood stock and isn't as all weather as I'd like for packing in to public land. That help?


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    You could buy a hogue stock and a can of Cerakote and weatherize that .270. I really like the weatherby vanguards for what you get for the price but they are heavier.

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    Mine is a Remington 700 AWR 300WM, but there's a lot of options out there for semi-custom rifles. Budget really excludes the ultralights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltsheets View Post
    The budget is flexible but I'd prob not want to spend more than 2500 max including glass. I'm wanting this rife to be my go to for anything in the NM or CO area. I already have a Winchester M70 .270 Featherweight but its got a wood stock and isn't as all weather as I'd like for packing in to public land. That help?


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    Forbes rifle in .270 or 30.06 very light, very accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    Mine is a Remington 700 AWR 300WM, but there's a lot of options out there for semi-custom rifles. Budget really excludes the ultralights.
    What kind of budget would I need for a semi-custom ultralight?

 

 

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