Re: Light Savage stock
I'd personally take the 10.5" portability on backpack hunting over 2.25 lbs difference in weight specially around steep terrains. I shot a friend's Savage with an older version (grip is basically the same) and it was surprisingly comfortable.
Again, good luck on your quest for your dream backpacking rifle and keep us posted on your progress.
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