I seek advice on a scope for a light weight long range hunting rig. As a newbe getting/building my first long range hunting rifle outfit, I seek advice from forum members on what you recommend. The rifle will be a custom build (probably on a Rem 700) or one of the specialist rifle makers. I am thinking of a HS Precision CHR as an alternative to custom. I have set a weight limit for the outfit (rifle, scope & mounts, and bipod) of 8.5 lbs or lighter. Given that the HS precision weighs (as per thier catalogue) 7.15 lbs, that leave only a little over 1 pound for the rest. I was thinking of a Leupold (have Leupolds on all my rifles) Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm ER/T M5 but this weighs 22 oz (too heavy) and I am now thinking of Mark 4 4.5-14x40mm LR/T Target at 16 oz in Leupold 2 piece tactical bases (which I understand provide 20MOA) and Leupold Mark 4 aluminim rings (though the Leupold website does not give a weight for the bases or rings). In this part of the world most the long range hunting means climbing high, hence the weight restriction and I plan to do some occasional long range target shooting too (bench rest and F class). Advice please?