My son had a rifle built with a Mcmillan edge fill game hunter and a proof sendero light barrel, Remington 700 action. Total weight of the rifle hunt ready with a Leopold vx6hd 6x18 and talley rings is 8 pounds 4 ounces. The rifle balances very well and shoots 215 bergers into tiny little groups.
i built the exact same rifle but with a Brux #3 contour barrel. He saved 10 ounces by going with the proof barrel.
One other small difference is he went with a Holland brake and I used a MBM. The MBM is noticeably more effective.
I have a 6.5-06 Ackley Improved built with a 24" proof research sendero light, in a game hunter stock.
went a little heavy on scope with a Nighforce SHV 5-20x56. All together with a sling and full mag I come in right at 8lbs.
very nice weight. light enough to pack around all day, but still balances and sits on the bags well. great combination for a good all around hunting rifle IMO, and still very capable of 1000 yards.