Well take your word for it.As i have gotten older & my physical condition has deteriorated mainly due to rheumatoid arthritis, i purchased a light walk around rifle, & its a joy to carry, a Tikka T3x Ultralite in 6.5x55 in a Bell & Carlson stock , withTalley one piece
mounts & Leupold VX2 2x7, its a true sub MOA shooter. It could be my favorite rifle, i estimate it at about 7 lbs un loaded. the bathroom scales battery is flat.View attachment 448423
a combination gun in either of the following depending where you are hiking.
7x57R/12ga or 308/12ga