It weighs 13.5lbs ready to go with bipod. I usually carry it in my Eberlestock
pack, so it is not to bad. I wanted to be able to watch the bullet hit through the scope, and usually you can. It just torque's a little, buy you can still see the animal or target after the shot. I was going to put a brake on it, but it is really not needed. I am going to build another one that is lighter that might have a brake, just have not decided yet.