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Old October 14, 2021, 07:32 PM   #26
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You'll be surprised by how mild the recoil is. I have 7,500 bullets for mine.
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Old October 15, 2021, 10:48 AM   #27
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You mention this as I was thinking to myself what this puppy is going to weigh. I could tote it through the field if I really wanted to, but between the stock, action, barrel, scope, etc. I think it is going to be a “camp out in corner of field hoping a woodchuck pops up” kind of rifle. Probably going to be close to 8 or 9 pounds…. then with the mild recoil?? Pleasure to take out for sure!!
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Old October 15, 2021, 03:33 PM   #28
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Yeah mine's fairly heavy with the synthetic stock. A lot will depend on your barrel.
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Did you see the photos?? Bull contour, 1” at the muzzle. But the tube only comes in at like 3 pounds and change because of the carbon fiber wrap.
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Old Yesterday, 10:35 AM   #30
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Barrel shouldn't be bad then. You using a wood stock?
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Old Yesterday, 03:46 PM   #31
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Yes, a Boyd’s Hardwood At-One. I’ll have to get photos once its put back together. Bought the upgraded parts with the over molded rubber on the forend and target wrist panels for a more upright grip. The overmolded rubber forend is also beavertail so its flat on the bottom. Great for resting on a bag. Stock is pretty light up front, sporter style. Back end with all the hardware and gizmos is the heavier side, which is a good thing from what I have read.

I plan on setting the stock for myself and just leaving it there. My wife doesn’t do much rifle shooting and the little one isn’t here, yet, so no need to change it anytime soon. I also have a 6-18x40 or 50 with steel Warne Rings and an EGW Picatinny Rail to bridge the two bridges. I find that a one piece scope rail is superior to two piece mounts. But that is splitting hairs.

I think this is going to be one tame little rig. Can’t wait to scare the stuffing out of some woodchucks on my cousin’s farm.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM   #32
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Oh it won't scare them it will splatter them. LOL. I have a good time shooting them myself.
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Old Yesterday, 07:26 PM   #33
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Speaking of splattering them... Took the 300 WSM out, snapped one off at a chuck maybe 75 yards away. Pink mist. I am sure you understand JUST how gratifying that is... Even just getting a shot off at them is a drug!!

That is a huge slug moving pretty quick. Blunt force trauma alone would ruin its day.

This thing is going to be a smaller pill moving just as fast if not faster. Poor thing isn't going to know what hit it. All this talk is going to cause me to daydream.....
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Old Yesterday, 08:00 PM   #34
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I hate woodchucks since i was a kid. Damn near flipped a tractor with a narrow front end. I was raking hay and the hole didn't have a mound around. Both front tires hit the hole. Never met a farmer that will deny you shooting them. You and your wife will enjoy the 6.5. I have mine for a year and have 2000 rounds down the tube.. I was only 7 when i hit that hole.
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