I’ve been debating the same thing for deer hunting in the north east, currently using an ar10 platform and would like to shed the weight (10.3lbs scoped and loaded). I track when so 5-10 mile days are common. I know someone who has two older 7600’s and the carbine -06 with no scope only weight’s 6.3 lbs. yet Remington lists the weight at 7.5 lbs on their website. I’m thinking they’re using a beefier receiver now than on his early 90’s models, at least by the pictures the new models look like they have an 870 steel reciever. Ideally I’d like my set-up to me 7lbs scoped and loaded so I may have to go bolt action. Really not a fan of the wiggly foreend on pumps either.