Okay, I've got my preference points built up and I'm hoping to draw a mountain goat or bighorn sheep tag in Colorado in the next couple of years. I hunt elk with a muzzleloader, but I'm thinking I want to hunt goats or sheep with a rifle, since my muzzleloader weighs nearly 10 lbs. and lugging it up where sheep hide may be a bit of a challenge for my old bones.
I have a .30-06, but it's not a real lightweight either. So, I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a truly lightweight rifle. I've been thinking of a single-shot, mainly because I think they're kind of cool and it seems logical to me that one could be made much lighter than a bolt-action.
As for caliber, I would probably want .270, .308, or even another .30-06, but I'm open to suggestions.
Oh, yeah... I can't afford a custom gun, so something that's not going to run more than about, let's say, $700-$800.