Womens Rifle

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Momma burned 13 points for Elk this year so we had to get her set up with a new hunting rifle. The keys here were a rifle that fit her, compact, and was more shootable than her 300 win mag. We ended up going with an 18 inch 6.5 PRC in an Element 4.0 MG. I had a 26 inch medium palma barrel laying around so we threw that on there. I was a little concerned with the weight of the barrel but I figured we could always throw a deep spiral flute on it and make it look good! The LOP was another attention to detail that I wanted to watch! How it sits fit her well but my backup plan was to put a TR-2 on the chassis to get the LOP down to the desired length. Overall she is super happy and shooting the rifle very well.

Before someone says anything I had the scope laying around and figured we would put it to use before season!

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Weight 12lbs 3 oz (with everything in the picture)
Blueprinted Remington 700
Bartlein Medium Palma 18" 1:7.5
APA Gen 2 Little Bastard
Timney Elite Hunter Trigger
XLR 4.0 MG- Carbon 12.5 inch buttstock, Carbon Grip, Folder
Vortex Gen 2 Razor 4.5-27
TBAC Bipod

Hornady Match 147 ELDM
2805 FPS


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I'm not a fan of 6.5 anything but it looks like you did a hell of a job! Hopefully it puts a ton of meat in your freezer!
 
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Really nice looking setup, but seems a little on the heavy side for a woman to pack around. Which unit did she draw?
 
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That looks cool but that seems super heavy.
A lot of the weight is in the scope, barrel, and the bipod.
Scope- 48 OZ
Bipod- 16 oz
Barrel- 5 lbs
The barrel is the heaviest part and that's where we could cut a lot of weight. It measures .875" at the muzzles so it is a hog for a hunting rifle! We have horses too so that was about where we wanted the weight to be at so she could shoot it a little easier. If we had an NX8 we would lose 20 oz alone right there!
 
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Really nice looking setup, but seems a little on the heavy side for a woman to pack around. Which unit did she draw?
I guess I should have added that we are going to be swapping the scope out and taking the bipod off before season! That is just the initial weight as it sits.
 

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If/when you swap those barrels out, don’t overlook a 7saum for your wife. My wife loves mine suppressed in 20”. That kind of sounded dirty.

A 180 doing 2780 is pretty deadly in a 20” barrel.
 
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If/when you swap those barrels out, don’t overlook a 7saum for your wife. My wife loves mine suppressed in 20”. That kind of sounded dirty.

A 180 doing 2780 is pretty deadly in a 20” barrel
Lol! I had a couple hundred pieces of 6.5 brass laying around so I figured I might as well put it to use here. The saum is one I haven't tried out but really want to!
Add another 10oz to the front for her!
Waiting for the ABC boys to finish up their paperwork for it! I am not sure if they need a new coffee pot or what but I feel like there is a lack of ambition somewhere along the line!
 

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Waiting for the ABC boys to finish up their paperwork for it! I am not sure if they need a new coffee pot or what but I feel like there is a lack of ambition somewhere along the line!

Once it comes keeping one in jail all the time makes the wait easier.

Keep it mid weight and easy to shoot!
 
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Great looking rig. How much did it weight without the scope and bipod?
 
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Great looking rig. How much did it weight without the scope and bipod?
I don't remember exactly but I believe it was 7 lbs 10 oz. I was thinking it was going to be more with that barrel being all steel and over 3/4" at the muzzle.
 

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Awesome.
I have a 4.0 on order for a 6.5 prc with 18" carbon barrel.
Excited to try it out.
 
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Quick update on this thread. The rifle did great and she ended up shooting this bull at 480 off the tripod. Rifle was a little heavier than I would have liked so I will be getting a new scope for next year and possibly spiral fluting or just putting a carbon barrel on! The 147 ELDM performed even better than I thought. It dropped him right in his tracks and ran a fist sized hole through the top of the shoulder and through the heart (high angle shot). Overall though it was a successful trip!
 
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