So, I'm having a battle with myself for putting together a woods rifle that is kind of like my pack rifle but light enough to carry all day or have in a scabbard, yet powerful enough to get the job done.
I've got several rifles and all are equipped with large scopes and no iron sights and I wind up not packing them when I should because they are uncomfortable or bulky.
My decision was made with the Ruger over others, and chambered for .308 or .30/06 but let's move on from that.
I've decided between the Ruger lightweight stainless in 30.06 or their compact in stainless in .308. I would like to have iron sights put on, ideally a front sight and a rear weaver rail in stainless and use a BUIS adjustable sight from an AR for the rear and maybe put a small 4X Trijicon scope on it. Does this seem possible?
Next question... is the .308 with the 16.5 " with a 1:10 twist barrel long enough with that twist rate to accurately throw 180gr projectiles? Or is it too short to effectively stabilize them? Would I loose a significant ammount of velocity with that short of a barrel?
Thanks to all who can help me out