I was at a gunshop this weekend and noticed that they had some original Ultra Light Arms rifles that they had purchased from an estate. The price was decent but the calibers weren't. They were extremely short action.
One of the guys of interest was a 222 with a lilja barrel. I thought about it for next's years project. Wouldn't it be cool to have a sheep rifle that weighed all of 4lbs and 12oz or 5lbs 4oz with 4x m8 compact and ultralight conetrol rings?
The Triple Deuce or 222 Remington is not a sheep caliber. However, I thought of the possibilities with the tiny action and rifle.
1) 25-222 copperhead- Made by John Wooters. Almost qualifies as sheep rifle but it is a wildcat.
2)257 Kimber- A little bit better than the copperhead for velocities but its not as classic.
3) 6.5 Grendel- Highly touted and it is a cult favorite amongst Tactical cognesti.
4) 6.8 SPC- Less ballistically adept then 6.5 Grendel but it is more readily available in factory form. 110 TTSX Barnes bullet might make a good sheep choice out to 250 yards. However, you might have to have some gunsmithing or something else done to the bolt.
I am just wondering what you folks think?