I'm looking for a new .223 varmint rifle. I want something that is heavy enough to sit still from a bench so I can watch the shots hit. Im in Calif so I don't think I can have a threaded comp on the barrel. I'll be using a bipod. What's the opinion of this forum on the minimum weight that will work? Any opinions appreciated. I'm considering one of the Savage 12VS models. They're around 10lbs without scope or bipod. Would less weight work? I don't want to haul around more weight than I need.