Most of my hunting rifles/scope combos weigh about 10 lbs, but I think this one will weigh a little more. I was not sure about this combo either, but I will have to get it put together and see how it works out. I wanted to go with some really good glass. For the type of hunting I do it should work fine (hopefully).
If I was going on a sheep hunt I would be running a different combo for sure.
What optic is everyone running on their 7 lbs hunting rifles?
Im using the Bushnell 3-12 LRHS. The reticle is awesome for hunting and 12x is plenty mag for a dedicated hunting rifle. It does give up glass quality to the gen 2 razor, but I find I use my binoculars for scanning anyways. Once I spot an animal, the LRHS is plenty to get a shot off.