Who says you can't have a light weight long range rifle?
I just finished the last version of my do everything, sort of light weight (9lbs), long range hunting rifle. It started life as a Winchester Coyote, in 300 WSM with a laminated stock and 24" barrel. After a few years and a few deers, it has changed quite a bit. This final version has an HS stock, Williams mismatched bottom metal, Timney trigger, 21" barrel, and the new SS 3-9 variable. I got drawn for elk this year in AZ, so it should get some use in the field.