I need some advice. I've been on a kick to reduce weight of my 10lb rifle so that is easier to carry on hunts in mountains over long distances. I will use a backpack, but on past hunts I find that I like to carry my rifle in hand when I'm hunting so I really prefer lightweight. I have used backpack and walking stick/trigger stick for a rifle rest in the past. I have not used bipod attached to my rifle in the past, but want to do so in the future. So, it hit me - I'm making big effort to drop weight of my existing rifle only to add a significant amount of weight with attached bipod. What do you do - do you hunt with attached bipod? What's your rifle's total weight with or without the bipod?