Wild West Guns: Super-Lightweight .300 WSM

‘Simplify and add lightness’ is an engineer’s motto. Wild West Guns adds a whole lot of lightness to this stainless Remington 700 SPS in .300 WSM: almost two pounds’ worth. Two pounds of ‘lightness’ doesn’t come cheap, but neither do fully custom hunting rifles…

They shave the bolt body, drill out the trigger guard, and even skeletonize the bolt handle until most of what’s left is empty air. Then they flute and port the barrel, before cryo-treating it to relieve the stresses caused by the fluting and porting cuts.

What they keep weighs just 5.5 pounds and sells for around $3,000.