I am now in the market for a .308 rifle. I want to use the rifle for deer hunting and on the range up to 600-1000yds. I like the look of the Accuracy International rifles but am concerned the weight of the rifle could pose a problem in the field when hunting. I was hoping to use the biathalon sling to carry the rifle to help with the weight. http://www.sportingservices.co.uk/sling2.jpg Sporting Services - Accuracy International Rifles Does anyone in here have any experience with this rifle for this use ??? It may be the case that I need to get a different rifle for each discipline, but I would rather get one if possible and appropriate. What do you think ???