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    Rifle weight and hunt type ?

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    Pondering a hunt that I hope will be a little less than than a year away I find myself thinking about the mechanics of the hunt and the tools I a will use ....

    On a wilderness horseback hunt where most of the work will be done by horses, as in hauling my out of shape backside across the mountainous terrain I have a choice of rifles to pick from on this trip. I am fortunate.
    My rifles are synthetic stocked and vary in weight from 6-1/2 to 10 pounds.
    The rifles are 7mms non mags and 300 Mags

    What do you guys opt for light weight or heavier rifles and why?

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    I would opt for the one you are the most comfortable with and shoot best!

    Just sayin..............
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    Just take which ever one you shoot best for the game that is going to be hunted and don't worry about the weight.

    5 years ago I took a .340 Weatherby that is around 9 lbs on a wilderness bear hunt on horses. I took it because it was the best rifle that I had to hunt big bears with. I had lighter ones that would of worked just as well but I wanted to take that .340
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    If you are on a horse weight is a consideration but the reality is that the beast of burden will be doing the work.
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    Also, if it's a year away you have some time to get your out of shape backside in shape. Just saying, you still have to hunt, the horses won't do everything

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    On a recent horseback hunt, I took a Kimber Montana as I would have if backpacking. My horse would not have known the difference if I'd put my M70 .300H&H in the scabbard. Yours won't either. Good advice given above.

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    Never have done a hunt on horseback as of yet but as stated above..... take the firearm you shoot the best for sure.

 

 

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