DEL: xp-100 221 fireball 3 3/4 lbs / xp-100 varmint special 14.5 in barrel 4 1/8 lbs / xp-silhouette 3 7/8 lbs. / xp-100 hunter 14.5 in barrel 4 3/8 lbs. / xp-100 walnut 10.5 in barrel 3 7/8 lbs. / xp-100 ks 4 1/8 lbs. / xp-100R 14.5 in barrel 4.5 lbs. / xp-100 custom no weight figure shown. This is a list shown as produced by the factory, hope thesae figures will help as you already know as you add extras the weight goes up. JIM
my gun is a 7br 14.5 long barrel , harris bipod and burris 2x6 scope,nylon sling. I have a rifle in 7-08 that weighs only a little more.
Remember this- a light gun is actually HARDER to hold on target than a heavier one to a point.Depending what you want to do with your "mountain "gun, you might consider a heavier round such as the 35 Rem. And a 4x scope.If you are planning on varmints A 6 or 7 BR is good for coyotes. :grin:
The mountain gun main targets would be Dall Sheep & Mountain Goat, with the possibility of using it on Caribou or Antelope also. I think the 7mmBR, 6.5JDJ, or 7-30Waters would be about as small as I'd want to go - and that's only if I had my .454 on my hip or stayed close to my hunting partner w/his .338WM. It's those pesky Grizzly Bears that you have to keep in mind and be prepared for. :wink:
I thought about a Savage Striker in .308Win., but those weigh 5.5 pounds, and I can get a Remington 700 Titanium .30-06 RIFLE that weighs that much or less (my friend has one that weighs 5.25 pounds on his postal scale)!!
Like I said I'm in the "search mode" for something lighter that will still fill my needs. Thanks for the response, the information is great! Del
the rounds you mention are good for antelope and deer sized game, but any bigger or tougher, could be to lite. A 358 win. xp or 358jdj T/C would be a serious consideration for any North American game. Provided you can handle the recoil! Where do you plan on goat and caribou hunting? The shakes from cold are hard to control when hand gunning! Get plenty of practice shooting varmints with your gun before you pack it up a mountain and good luck, jh! :grin:
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