I am inching forward on a semi long range build on somewhat of a diet and am undecided on barrel contour. Is something like a 26" #4 fluted Brux too light? It would save about a half pound over the #5 Caliber will be 7WSM, Trued and timed Savage Long action, stock TBD. My target is 7-8 pounds for stock, action and barrel. Edited to add: The goal for the rifle is Deer out to 8-900, Elk and other larger game to maybe 5-600. Paper occasionally as far at it will reach.