Last couple of trips up north have got me thinking. When you just hunt moose, carrying a medium-weight rifle like Remington 7600 in my case isn't a problem at all, that's exactly what it's for and does its job admirably. However, when you combine that with upland birds, it gets a bit tricky. The rifle is on your back when you carry a shotgun, and after a few hours 9lbs+ for a scoped, loaded gun gets a bit uncomfortable. Finding a now-discontinued Remington 700 Titanium is next to impossible around here and having a second hand example shipped from the US means a metric crapload of red tape and expenses. 5¼lbs (+ a few oz for a biathlon sling and a red dot scope) sounds tempting, though. What alternatives do I have? I'd prefer .308 or .30-06, repeater so single shots are unfortunately out of the question. Deep in the sticks you want to anchor the moose with a second, maybe even a third shot just to make sure it won't run, unless the first shot is genuinely DRT. Budget is around $1000 when everything is said and done, mainly because this is a special rifle for a single purpose and won't see much other use.