Re: too heavy? please help
If I remember correctly an inch of barrel weighs about 2 ounces and you lose about 20-40 fps per inch.
I routinely carry 12 - 18 pound rifles for miles up and down mountains. Add to that a 40 pound pack and I will have done a good day of work by the time I get back to camp (especially if I start to find some interesting rocks and fossils that need to be put int he pack - I found a fossil rock seam yesterday while deer hunting and brought out three rocks).
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