Re: Lighter calibre hunting rifle??
I guess it depends on what game you are after too. What is your intended quarry? You may want to look at the 6.5x47 Lapua. It will top 6mmBR ballistics, and come close to matching 260 Rem velocities in a more compact package. If you are looking at bigger game, consider a 7 WSM with a muzzle break if recoil sensitive. That will easily get you to 1000m using 162 gr Hornady up to 180 gr Bergers.