hey guys. i've done a lot of searching and maybe I've overlooked it, but I'm having a hard time deciding on caliber for a lightweight long range gun. i would like to push the 6.5 140 vld to 3300-3400. but don't even know if that's a possibility. i would like to avoid fireforming if possible. I've got a heavy 6.5x47 lapua that is a blast to shoot, and a 14lb, 338-378 getting built for places where i'm just hiking a few miles. just sold my custom 300RUM that i loved, but was made an offer i could not refuse, and that's why the 338 is getting built Now i have the bug to build a carry gun with finished weight around 8lbs. It will be topped with the NF 2.5-10x32 and would like to keep the barrel to 24" with no brake. 1000yds max, but realistically more like 800 with this setup. Not really worried about barrel life, that's why i build my lapua, so i could shoot a ton and not worry too much about it. i would love to hear your thoughts on caliber, speed, and how that would be conducive to a 8lb mid to long range setup. thanks guys, i really appreciate you helping me organize my thoughts.