I have been seeing a lot of people looking for rifles 6# and under who want them in some magnum or other. I don't understand the idea behind this. I suspect one way of getting a rifle that light is to shorten the barrel, I can't imagine a magnum in a 22" barrel but, I know a guy with a 300wsm he had the barrel sshortened to 20"!
The lighter the rifle get's the more felt recoil there is going to be. The answer to that always to add on after market reciol reducers and once in awhile, down load the cartridge for reciol. When you start adding recoil devices to the rifle, you are adding some kind of weight and weight is what they want to avoid. Then most of these guy's add a scope adequate for star gazing on top of that.
What's the deal here? What iss it aabout these rifles that make them so appealing? I could see an under 6# rifle in something like a 250 Savage, maybe a 243, a 260Rem or a 7-08. Handy rifle with low recoil capabile of taking game out to 300yds easily.