Re: too heavy? please help
It's really up to you. Some people dont mind carrying around a heavy rifle and some do. I have probably put on 50 miles this hunting season with a rifle that wieghs a total of about 12 lbs with scope, bipod and ammo.
As mentioned before, you are not going to loose much weigth by cutting off a few inches of barrel. If I wanted a ligther rifle, I would either get another barrel or another rifle.