If there’s one thing any hunter knows, it’s that carrying around heavy equipment all day can be draining. Often leading to a shorter hunting trip than you’d like. But now you don’t have to get bogged down by weight on your next hunting trip. These lightweight rifles are easy to carry with you, providing an enjoyable hunting experience while still giving you a great shot.
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Weatherby Mark V Backcountry TI
For fans of Weatherby products, this announcement. of this rifle was huge. Not only is it the lightest hunting rifle made by the company so far, but it also deviates from the company’s classic design in many ways. That being said, the change has been well-received throughout the hunting community. This is the perfect rifle to take with you on your next hunting adventure.
This rifle attributes its enjoyable shot to the combination of the stock design, brand new muzzle break, and proprietary patent-pending 3DHEX recoil reducer. All this was part of Weatherby’s goal of creating the best backcountry rifle and cartridge combination.
- Caliber: 257 Wby Mag
- Overall Length: 48.125″
- Length of Pull: 13.5″
- Weight: 5.9
- Barrel Length & Contour: 26” #2 MOD
- Action / Barrel OAL: RH 28”
- Twist Rate: 1-10”
- Mag Capacity: 3+1
- Drop @ Comb: .625″
- Drop @ Heel: .325″
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Nosler Model 48: Mountain Carbon Rifle
Nosler created this ultra-lightweight rifle after watching others make too many compromises in order to achieve the light weight of these rifles. When they set out to achieve this sub-5 pound rifle, they didn’t want to sacrifice their accuracy or affordability. Instead, they put together a team to create something that had it all.
This rifle isn’t just lightweight, but it has a high accuracy for every shot and won’t break the bank. The rifle is built around the Nosler M48 and was mated to a match grade, cut rifled, carbon wrapped barrel. It was then paired with the Granite Green Ultra-light Mountain Hunter stock. And coated in Tungsten Gray Cerakote for ultimate weather resistance. This rifle weight in at just 6 pounds and makes for a great shot whenever you’re out in the field.
- NOS M48 MTCARBON 28NOS 24B GRY
- Model Series: M48
- Caliber: 28 Nosler
- Action: Bolt Action
- Capacity: 3+1
- Finish: Tungsten Grey Cerakote
- Stock: Carbon Fiber Aramid reinforced Mountain Hunter
- Sights: No Sights
- Barrel Length: 24 Light Sendero Contour/ Carbon Fiber Wrapped
- Overall Length: 45
- Features: Timney Trigger/ Carbon Fiber Wrapped Barrel
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Savage® 110 Ultralite
Featuring lightweight stainless steel receiver with a melonite finish, a PROOF Research® carbon fiber wrapped stainless steel cut rifled barrel, and an adjustable AccuTrigger™, this ultra-lightweight rifle is a great addition to the lightweight rifle family.
Savage® created this rifle to combat elevation and elements while still preforming like a factory blueprinted Savage 110. It boasts a number of features that are perfect for any mountain hunt and the lightweight makes traveling with it easy.
- Capacity: 4 + 1 Round
- Caliber/Gauge: 300 WSM
- Magazine: Detachable Box
- Type: Centerfire
- Overall Length: 44.5 in
- Barrel Length: 24 in
- 1.5-4 Ib user adjustable AccuTrigger
- AccuFit™ Stock
- Spiral Fluted Bolt
- Threaded muzzle for 5/8 24 with flush fit cap
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Browning X-Bolt Pro Tungsten
Browning fans get ready because this one’s for you. The Browning X-Bolt Pro Tungsten weighs in at only 6.1 pounds and is a top-tier hunting rifle. The tungsten cerakote finish gives this rifle ultimate protection against the weather, making it last longer and much more durable during any hunting trip.
This beautifully crafted rifle features a true carbon fiber stock for lightweight use and is filled with a dampening foam to keep your rifle quiet as you move through the brush. If you’re looking for a rifle that will give you a ballistic advantage, this one features a barrel length of 22 inches to give you optimal use of the powder charge.
- Barrel: 22″
- Capacity: 4 + 1
- Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
- Length: 42″
- StockFrameGrips: Carbon Fiber Synthetic Stock
- Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz.
- RateOfTwist: 1-in-7
- Fluted LWGHT Sporter Barrel
- Thread BBL w/ Muzzle Brake
- Detachable Rotary Mag
If you’re ready to step up your hunting game with a lightweight rifle, visit the Gun Cave today to check out our options! We promise you won’t be disappointed!