The guided hunts are really expensive, but I'm up there in the years, and need to get this item off my bucket list. It's been on my list for 30+ years, and my wife told me to "JUST DO IT."Tulsa, Nope, I'm still trying for a Nevada sheep tag. May just go for a guided hunt somewhere in the Rockies B/C I know I'll have a tag that way.
Do you mean 8.5 lbs, fully rigged up? I researched and researched all the best precison rifle makers (15 of them), for 6.5 PRC rifles with 20-24" barrels last Fall, in order to decide on a rifle for my 2021 Yukon sheep hunt. It is hard to equip one with a good LR scope at less than 8.0 lbs, even when the rifle if CF barrel and stock and Titanium action.
You will have a blastMy stepson and I are hunting with Chris Widrig on the Bonnet Plume river. I'm going for sheep only as I already have 3 bull caribou and a brown bear. My stepson is going for sheep and caribou. And believe me, I am hitting the treadmill, with my hunting boots on. I also am anxious to get my Gunwerks rifle in 6.5 PRC, and start practicing with it. I ordered 200 rounds of their ammo (which they shoot to prove 0.5" accuracy), and extra brass (ADG) so I can reload more cartridges. But I NEED Retumbo, which is what they use. (They shared the formula with me.)
Tulsa look at Rifles Inc or New Ultra Light Arms. Both accurate rifles and super light. My NULA .284 with Talley light weights and a Leupold VX6HD 3-18x44 comes it at 7 lbs with 3 rounds in the mag. Test target was .5 moa with a 150 grain factory load. I’m getting .75 moa with 160 grain accubond handloadz. Load development not yet completed.