Introducing the SummitLites… Ultra Light, Custom Crafted Rifles from Wild West Guns!
In 1998, we formally introduced our Summit Rifles, designed to be not only light weight, but accurate and functional. The basic features of the Summit Rifles were developed from our own experiences in hunting sheep and goats in some of the roughest terrain on earth and with the input from dedicated mountain hunters all over the world.
And now, with another three year of refinements and more testing, more hunts and new CNC machine tools, we have introduced the next generation of ultimate light rifles:
We start off with a Remington or Winchester action which is thoroughly checked and fitted for proper functioning. To reduce weight the action and bolt are precision lightened by the removal of excess metal in non critical areas. The action and bolt are squared, trued and lapped.
In order to ensure accuracy and durability, we pay careful attention to the barrel. We don’t use thin pencil barrels that are whinny and cause point of impact to change. While modern composites may suit the needs of some, we prefer and use a carefully chambered premium match grade barrel made of solid steel that we precision flute to reduce weight and aid accuracy.
Fluting a barrel has several key advantages: Our barrels weigh an average of 10% less than a non fluted barrel. The flutes provide 120% more surface area for faster cooling to reduce walking groups. Finally, fluting substantially increase barrel rigidity to eliminate inconsistent groups.
After fluting, the barrel is cryogenically processed to relieve barrel stress and smooth out microscopic flaws and imperfections in the bore.
The finished barrel, bolt and action are carefully mated, smoothed and polished. A Timney trigger is installed and set at a crisp 3.5 pounds. A custom ultra lightweight Kevlar Stock is bedded and fitted to the rifle. A premium recoil pad and our proprietary Alaska Magnum Muzzle Brake tames recoil.
After all this, you have a rifle that weighs as little a 5.5 pounds in short action calibers! With the SummitLite, that trophy sheep at 6,500 feet isn’t that far away anymore!
THE SUMMITLITE™ PACKAGE (All Standard and Magnum Calibers)
|Standard Retail Price||$3999.00|
|Stainless Steel ADD||$220.00|
|Thumbhole Stock ADD||$220.00|
|Left Handed ADD||$220.00|
|UltraLite Package ADD||$250.00|
|Deduct $385.00 if you provide us with your rifle|
You can dress up your SUMMITLITE with our custom options
|Hard Cases||$329.00 and up|
|High Polish Blue||$350.00|
|Engraving Package||$545.00 and up|
|Engrave Three Initials||$85.00|
|For finish and other options see our Custom Shop page|