Originally Posted by kennygss
I might add, a Savage lightweight hunter in .308 with a Leupy ultralight 3X9 is 6 pounds, with optic. Thats pretty light. That is a handy setup, especially for the $$$$
I'll second that, I have one. bare is 5.5 so a bit more heft than your stated 6. About 6.2 bare plus scope, with accutrigger, pillar bedded, everyday for 700 bucks.
......and it comes in some other flavors like 6.5 Creedmore, 7mm-08 6-285 Norma and some other chamberings, all 5.5 bare (in short action).
took the damn thing out of the box and it alsmost floated away in the air.......
I like 308 because you can get it anywhere, even Wallyworld. Imagine having a trip spoiled when you ammo gets lost between airports (I fly to hunts when possible) and you have a rifle in a caliber thats not available on a Sunday in hicksville USA. Better a hardware store 308 than no ammo. It happens.....