Ok guys, I am thinking of a new rifle (having bowhunted only for the last decade). I got great info from a prior post and just scanning through prior threads. My question is what is the downside of a light weight rifle if its only purpose is "long range" hunting. I know that a heavier rifle offers a more stable platform for benchrest shooting. And, a heavier barrel handles the heat of multiple shots better. But it would obviously be nicer to carry a lighter rifle over hill and dale. Hopefully, we are only talking about 1 shot , so we do not need to shoot rapid groups. So, if 2 rifle both shoot 0.5" groups, why not use the light weight rifle for hunting?