Sub-5 pound hunting rifles in big game calibers are a rare sight. So when I happened to stop by Wild West Guns in Las Vegas before SHOT Show and saw this svelte little rifle, I just had to share it with the armed intelligentsia. WWG starts with a Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 action, mates it with a custom contoured, hand chambered, polished, match grade cryogenically-processed barrel, a Timney Trigger and a custom bedded Kevlar stock. The action is squared, trued, and lapped, and the action and bolt are lightened in non-critical areas . . .
WWG has been perfecting the Summit Lite series since 1998. They are designed for hunting sheep and goats in the mountains of Alaska. According to WWG, they can get these rifles down to 4 1/4 lbs, depending on the options ordered by the customer. This particular sample was a left-handed model that began its life as a Remington 700 LH.
The only rifles I have ever held that were this light had carbon fiber barrels, so it was impressive to hold an all-steel barreled hunting rifle that weighted less than an M-1 Carbine. Anyway, enjoy these images, and give Wild West Guns a call if you have $3-4 K that you are ready to drop on a fine custom hunting rifle.