I just picked it up from the smiths today. I love the overall feel of the rifle, it points and shoulders great but im a little bummed about the weight. Its at about 8 1/4lbs as it sits, empty with no sling, scope or rings. Other than the obvious (cutting the barrel down further or fluting) is there anything I can do to lose some weight? Anyone know of any light weight bottom metal out there or lightweight rings?
~ Ruger Hawkeye action
~ #4 Douglas premium 22"
~ Fully blueprinted (no trigger job)
~ Glass bedded
~ Free floated to about 2inches from the reciever
~ B & C Carbelite Fiberglass Stock w/ factory 1/2" Pad
Unfortunately I have to take the rifle over to another smith to re bed the action, its pretty sloppy, and do a trigger job. So it will be a little while until i get to shoot it...