Re: light weight guns
found this on a site I was reading
hope it helps
Ultra-light rifles that weigh in the area of 5 pounds are hard to hold steady from field positions and hard to swing smoothly on running game, even if recoil (as in the case of a .22 rimfire) is not an issue. They should be avoided for
general purposes. Practically any rifle should weigh at least 6 to 7 pounds or its handling and practical accuracy (how accurately it can be shot in the field) will suffer.
Rifles chambered for relatively mild CXP2 class game (deer and antelope) cartridges, such as the .243 Winchester, .243 WSSM, 6mm Remington, .250 Savage, and .257 Roberts should weigh not less than 7 pounds, and about 7.5 to 8 pounds is probably ideal. Rifles of that weight chambered for cartridges in this class are pleasant to shoot, as they should be. Varmint rifles for these cartridges will be heavier, of course, probably 8.5 to 10 pounds.
7 to 8 pounds is also a good weight for traditional "deer" rifles chambered for such cartridges as the .25-35, 7-30 Waters, .30-30, .32 Special, .35 Remington, .38-55, and .44 Remington Magnum.