I wanted a reasonably light weight rig for moderate ranges. Debated between a fixed power and a variable power. This scope weighs in at just under 12 ounces. I have the same scope, a generation older, on a light weight mountain rig and I found out it was a pretty nice scope.
Haven't weighed the rifle yet, but should be under 8 pounds with a rem magnum contour barrel.
Have a little work to do, but all in all happy with the results so far. As the barrel warms I see some vertical stringing. Going to have to bed the rifle and free float it. Never have had much luck with the forward pressure points in some stocks.
Shooting 120g Partitions is like shooting bricks[emoji16]
And the barrel builds a smidgen of copper but much better than any factory barrel I have ever had.
Good shooting! It looks like you have an accurate load there. Shooting plenty tight enough groups for hunting. I’m sure you’ll be able to tighten it up with some tweaking if you choose. McGowen laps their barrels and have a really nice bore. What little copper fouling you’re getting will likely decrease to near nothing after it gets some rounds down the bore. You built a very nice rifle.