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I think they agree with you. Here is what the NRA said about titanium barrels last month.i wonder if it has a titanium barrel?
they are accurate but the barrel life is super short.
I like to think I am a forward thinking guy, but the idea of shooting a gun with 60,000 psi of energy with a thin barrel liner and that liner wrapped in carbon tape just does not seem safe to me. Sure it is, as long as it does not get too hot. I guess all plastics are like that, just an epoxy like JB Weld. I think I will just carry that extra 2 pounds of rifle around.titanium receiver and a carbon wrapped barrel would sure be light.
Christensen arms has been doing the carbon wrapped barrels for bout 30 years now and i ain't looked in a while, but i'd imagine their prices are some close.
it'd be kinda nice to pick something like that up at your LGS on a Saturday, versus a 6-8 week wait.
just a note.
i could find a hunt in africa for the price of that rifle,,, jus sayin.
Yep, getting old sucks. I hurt pretty much all day long every day but lots of old guys do. Still hunting is my life.I'd love to have a rifle that light.
i still hunt public land in Idaho and i still carry a back pack in as far as i can go.
the problem is pushing 60 and having leg issues slows all that down, but that's where the deer are [except the ones on the hay fields i can't hunt] so weight becomes more and more of an issue every year.
it sucks because the better i get at finding and shooting deer at 8-9000 feet,, the harder it is to do it.
The 257 Weatherby was a caliber I always wanted but not willing to pay the $2,500 for the Mark V. I inherited a Mark V Deluxe out of the custom shop and they are really nice. Mine has the added external sights which I like, in case a scope should go bad, or if I wanted to hunt big bears with it sans scope.i been running a Bergara B-14 in 30-06 the last few years, i upgraded the scope to a Leupold last fall and i could tell the difference in weight immediately.
it was like i was at the perfect weight and those few ounces suddenly made it noticeable.... LOL
i think it just put a little more weight between the hands instead of just slightly back in the stock where i had it.
I'm kind of upset that they don't make the B-14 in 25-06, or 257 weatherby, but they do make that magazine havin adjustable stocked rifle in 25-06 though.
The 257 Wby just was something I admired but did not need. I have a 243 and a 30-06 that will each shoot under 1/2 inch all day long, 10 shot groups even, that good. I have killed antelope at 429 with the 243 and a muley that was Boone and Crocket and probably 65-70 deer and goats and elk with the 06 out to 563 yards, so I did not need nothing. I have no reason or plans to shoot beyond 300 yards ever again anyway.yeah 300ish is my personal limit.
i have a 7X57 ICL which will easily push a 140 to 3-K but generally keep it at 2880 +- about 10.
and i've killed literally everything from rabbits through moose with it.
then the BRNO Mauser 25-06 built around 100gr and lighter bullets, to match the Ruger i built around 120 hornady's.
the Ruger is heavy since it has enough meat in the barrel to make into a 35 whelen with just a re-bore.
then the Bergara 0-6 which i bought because i make my own 30 caliber bullets and that was the best platform to play around with various jackets, core compositions, and bonding techniques.
it quickly become my favorite deer rifle using sierra jackets, a 1-1/2% antimony core, bonding the 2 together, then pushing them along at 2800 fps with 4064.
the wife likes her old model Savage 110 0-6 with a different jacket, same core, and an added cannelure.
only it's floating along at about 2675 she has taken several mule deer and the nephew thinks it is listed in my will as his, since he has also used that combo to take a few deer.... LOL
the 257 weatherby just bounced into my head a couple of years back, and i keep kicking it around.
i know i 'probably' don't need it, just like i don't need a 218 BEE bolt rifle, and i especially don't need it since i don't even run my 25-06 anywhere near it's potential and it's taken some good [250-300lb.] deer a bit past 300yds.
there's always sumthin out there that might be better.