Originally Posted by Corbet
Also keep in mind the lighter the gun the more recoil you will receive. Not an issue in the field. You notice that at the range. A limb saver butt pad is a good investment. I can shoot my 06 all day now.
IMO, for a hunting rifle, lighter is a very big plus. Sure, sighting it in is a PITA, but when you spend a week tromping through the woods, the extra ounces make a world of difference.