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10 Best Lightweight Hunting Rifles

  • Midhat
  • 14-Mar-2022

Why carry the extra pounds on your shoulders when you can easily shed this load with lightweight rifles. Mountain hunters would definitely agree with it. When you are hunting in the mountains, you need different gear than hunting in the forests. Regular rifles will only make your backpack heavy, and what will that do? Slow you down.

Mountain games like sheep and goats usually have light muscles and bone as well as soft skin. Your hunting weapon needs to have the right caliber to take down these animals. After much research, we made a list of the ten best lightweight hunting rifles to carry in mountain hunts.

1) Bergara Premier Mountain 2.0 BPR28-65

The best features of Bergara Premier Mountain:

  • This Bergara mountain rifle features 100% carbon fiber stock that provides great structural support to its barrel.
  • It weighs 6.2-6.4 lbs.
  • Its cone-shaped bolt nose ensures smooth cartridge feeding.
  • The barrel of the Bergara rifle is made of stainless steel that goes through excessive honing procedures.
  • It has a barrel length of 22".
  • It features a hinged floor magazine with four standard capacity.
  • It has two-position safety.

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Price: $2,049.99

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2) Savage Arms 110 Ultralite 6.5 PRC

The best features of Savage Arms 110 Ultralite 6.5 PRC:

  • Safety features and soft-grip forend are of top-notch quality.
  • It has a carbon fiber stainless steel barrel, making it very light and easy to carry around in rugged mountains.
  • It has user-friendly adjustable features like; adjustable length of pull and adjustable comb height.
  • Its trigger break at 1.5 to 4 lbs of pressure.
  • Due to the carbon-wrapped barrel, it cools down rather quickly as compared to other rifles.

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Price: $1,316.99

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3) Kimber 84M Mountain Ascent

The best features of Kimber 84M Mountain Ascent:

  • It is extremely light in weight; four lbs.
  • It has a camouflaged appearance.
  • It has a 22" fluted barrel with a four-round capacity.
  • It features carbon fiber stock.
  • It has a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.

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Price: $1,827.99

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4) Tikka T3X Lite Rifle

The best features of Tikka T3X Lite .270 Win:

  • It offers smooth cartridge feeding and smooth bolt.
  • It is very durable and provides great shot accuracy.
  • It has a light camouflaged appearance that blends very nicely in the rough mountain terrain.
  • Its barrel is coated with cerakote which is rust-resistant even in extreme weather conditions.
  • It has a detachable magazine with three rounds capacity.
  • It has two-position safety.

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5)Remington 700 Mountain Rifle

The best features of Remington 700 Mountain Rifle:

  • It offers minimum recoil and takes down the game quickly.
  • It has an ergonomic design and features a markpro trigger.
  • It offers a strong shooter's grip due to its over-molded paneled stock.
  • Its bead-blasted steel barrel is corrosion protected.

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Price: $745.49

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6) Browning X-Bolt Hunter Rifle

The best features of Browning X-Bolt Hunter:

  • It features a polymer rotary magazine that falls right in your hands when you remove it.
  • It has a capacity of 3+1 rounds.
  • It offers low recoil due to inflex recoil pads.
  • It features a plunger-style ejector and has three locking lugs.
  • It has a barrel length of 22".

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Price: $924.99

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7) Winchester XPR Hunter Rifle

The best features of Winchester XPR Hunter:

  • It features Inflex Technology recoil pad.
  • It has an MOA trigger system.
  • It has a detachable magazine with a five-round capacity.
  • Its camouflaged appearance blends well in the terrain.
  • Its 22" button-rifled barrel comes with a perma-cote matte finish.

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Price: $649.99

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8) Sig Sauer Cross Rifle

The best features of Sig Sauer Cross:

  • It features a 16" stainless steel barrel that provides unmatched velocity.
  • Its weight is just 6.5 lbs.
  • It offers a 2-Stage Match trigger.
  • It has an action bolt.
  • It has an adjustable comb and length of pull.
  • Its stock is foldable.

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Price: $1,889.99

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9) Christensen Arms Ridgeline Bolt-Action Rifle

The best features of Christensen Arms Ridgeline Bolt-Action Rifle:

  • Its stock is made of carbon fiber with spot bedding.
  • It features a 24" carbon-wrapped barrel.
  • It offers a 3+1 round capacity.
  • It's a very light rifle with a total weight of 6 lbs.
  • It has an action bolt with an M16-style extractor and a dual ejector for magnum chamberings.

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Price: $1,999.99

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10) Barrett Fieldcraft Rifle

The best features of Barrett Fieldcraft rifle:

  • It offers 50 BMG caliber.
  • It comes with a barrel length of 29".
  • It is super easy to carry up the mountain with only 4.75 lbs.
  • It features cylindrical muzzle brakes.

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Price: $1,799

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Conclusion:

While we listed the ten best lightweight hunting rifles for you, choosing the right hunting weapon will be based on your personal preferences and what feels right in your hands. You will have to test and try all the viable options to find the right one for you.

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