I removed the QD rings and base the rifle came with and installed an EGW pictatinny rail and a Burris Fastfire 3 reflex (my first ever reflex). Weight dropped slightly to 9.31 pounds.
Do you think I should move the sight to the middle of the rail or perhaps the rear?
Why the downgrade? You replaced what was a $200-1500 QD solution with a $50 aluminum base and a low quality Burris mount? (I have an identical broken mount in a drawer...I wouldn’t trust their design BTW, there is a reason they are $30 and Sight Docter is $200)