Gunmakers looking to shave weight off rifles have typically trimmed barrel diameters and length, or made a few cuts on the receiver. Additionally, according to Dave Campbell in his full review of the Kimber Mountain Ascent, "Before the synthetic stock blew away traditional walnut stocks, gunmakers might also rout out some excess wood in the barrel channel and under the buttplate. This usually gave the hunter who craved a super-lightweight rifle a starting weight of 6 to 7 lbs., sans the scope and mount. The Mountain Ascent comes out of the box at a phenomenal 4 lbs. 13 oz. in the 84M configuration and 5 lbs. 5 oz. in the 84L version." To learn more about this rifle, watch this "Rifleman Review" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.
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