as shown weights are
Top is a Kimber Montana 223AI 6 3/4 lbs 18" BBL
Rem 700 20 Prac 7 lb 2 oz 18" BBL
Bottom AR 223 7 lb 7 oz 16" BBL
These could b lighter is I used other scopes, but I like the SWFA SS 6x. My longest shot last trip with the 223 AI was around 210 yards, bang flop result.
I took the Kimber to AZ last trip and used it the whole trip. Going to take the AR15 on next trip, along with the 20 P
I have heavier rifles for prairie dogs and such, but prefer the lighter rifles for carrying in the field. I am 61 and not as fit as the old days years ago. LOL I would just build another rifle if you have that option.