I am really pumped about my new rifle. I have gleaned so much info from this forum that I wanted to contribute something, even if it was a small nugget of info concerning a lightweight rifle.
Like everyone, I have had a few different rifles in the last 20 years of hunting, but I finally decided I wanted a light rifle for the hills. I live on a Taxidermist's budget and I have been waiting a year to find a good deal on a Browning A-Bolt II Titanium Mountain Rifle in .300wsm. They quit making them either last year or the year before (I believe), so I have been watching gunbrokers.com for over a year hoping to find one since they are discontinued. I found many at first, but then they started drying up, but the prices on the ones for sale dropped during my year of watching and I finally pulled the trigger on one (pun intended.)
I think the original suggested factory prices was around $1600.00, but someone can find one for under $900.00 if they work at it. I also learned that a lot of sellers will lower the price if you just ask them. Gun buying seems so varied at times.
The barrel is 23". With three rounds of 165gr in it, the weight is a legitimate 5lb 14oz. I hope to put a Zeiss Conquest Z600 on it and I already have Talley rings for it. That should still put me under 7 pounds. I have other rifles that need wheels they feel so heavy, so this will be a nice change.
Anyway, here is the photo of it hanging on my fish scales. I hope the photo shows up.