Got the ok from the boss. Ever since my goat hunt this year with my 9+ pound .338, I have been thinking about a lighter mountain rifle in a larger caliber than my .270wsm, even it is 8 pounds. I though about Kimber, Tikka, Winchester, but I stayed loyal to Browning ( I have 2 A-bolts). New rifle is a X-bolt in .325wsm, topped with a leupold VXIII 3.5x10x40. Loaded and ready to hunt it weighs in at just a hare under 7.5lbs. I can't wait to take to the mountains with this rifle.