Just wondering what to you consider is the ideal weight for a rifle that is to be fitted with a reflex sound moderator?
The reason I ask is that I know know why the person who had this Parker-Hale 1200C screwcut then sold it ......................... it's darned heavy much heavier than the catalogue lists and no I had not handled the rifle before buying it. I thought it's a P-H 1200 with nice wood on it and I know what the P-H 1200's feel like.
It's not a hill stalking rifle that's for sure now I will have to consider either swopping a rifle or getting a lighter one for walking with ............... Ho Hum .
Now don't get me wrong I am happy with the rifle as it not only looks nice and fits me but it also shoots quite well it's just that with the Wildcat Predator 8 fitted it weighs over 11 lbs and I was not aiming for a bench rest gun So the search is on for a lighter rifle to take the moderator also and at the front of the queue for considration from my stable is an old and beaten BSA 1st Pat Monarch in 270 Win. It's a project that has been sitting in the cabinet awaiting to be done.
The plan so far is to strip the stock steam out the dents and check the bedding fit new swivel studs and re-finish the stock. Clean and check trigger adjustment and I have even been thinking of having it re-barreled.
I am recovering from the heart attack caused by the quotes given so far so I wonder about just threading the muzzle and giving it a go and see how it performs Oh the BSA cost me a whopping £25 a couple of years ago as it looked so tatty. It still shoots fairly well and it only weighs 7lbs 4ozs .