I looked at the “what are you packing in with” thread in the backpacking section but that looked like it wasn’t geared towards long range hunting. I backpack and like to shoot long range so I’m thinking this would be a good time for me. However I'm a light weight backpacker and have a hard time getting over the idea of such a heavy rifle. But then again if I'm successful I'll be packing out a deer anyways so 5lbs this way or that won't make a difference! I was just wondering of those that backpack in to hunt long range does anyone carry a rifle 17lbs or over?