Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger
Tikka T-3 light. I think they weigh about 6-3/8 pounds in magnum. Great trigger, inexpensive and extremely accurate. I just hunted all over Alaska with mine in 338 winchester and was a pleasure. Deadly on big game to a half mile. I have a 13.9 ounce swarovski 4-12 on it and with 4 ounce bipod I am hunting at about 7-1/2 pounds. I have taken grizzly, sheep, moose and caribou with the 338 winchester in Alaska with good success. This is the best carry rifle I have ever used for the weight and performance.
I have two of these in 7mm Rem Mag. For their cost, I tend to agree that the Tikka T3's are hard to beat. With some careful load development, one of mine retains sufficient accuracy to engage large game out to 1000 yds. The other is more of a 800 yd rifle.
In spite of what was mentioned earlier - and since deleted - moose are the easiest 'common' game in Alaska to harvest at extended ranges. They've got like a 20-24" by 24" kill zone. And they aren't particularly tough. A single expanding bullet through the boiler room is all that's needed on a broadside shot. They'll be down in short order. Only bison may present a larger lethal zone. And bison permits are rarer than hen's teeth.
If the OP wants to spend more money, their are certainly many custom options. I would expect the sky is the limit. I would contact some gunsmiths specializing in the ultralight custom rifle
market and find one that seems to be agreeable to your preferences and see what you come up with. I would certainly coordinate with a selected gunsmith before purchasing components. Good luck and good shooting.