I see that most of the specialized rigs feature #7 or at least sendero/varmint contour barrel and the larger tactical stock-HTG seeming to be the choice for the more all around long range hunting stock while still running the larger contour. I am wondering about the difference with a #3 or #4 contour and maybe the mcmillan classic or the BDL stock. I have seen how LSR's lightweight rifle shoots and I bet GAP nontypical shoots as well and it rivals the tactical heavy barrels. You are only shooting around 3 shots anyway when hunting and that isn't enough to need a heavy barrel just for resistance to heating up in long shot strings like you need in benchrest or tatical matches. I assume the heavier rifle is easier to shoot well at long range in a prone position but the all around would perform better at the offhand shorter range or on a knee type shots. I am looking for a rifle that can be toted around up and down the mountain for high country deer, sheep, steep elk country etc yet still perform at long range. 8.5 lbs would be about right. Just wondering on thoughts from the gallery.