Does anybody have an idea about what is the average weight of a fullstock Sako AIII (late 70's early 80's)? I know they will vary a bit based on the wood density but I think at least a few ounces over 8 lb. is likely the average. Do you agree?...so add rings and a scope and you are likely well over 10 pounds...no? Whatever it is, its too much. My Husqvarna fullstock 30-06 weighs under 8 lb. with steel rings and scope! How could Sako produce a supposedly light and handy, short-barreled "Stutzen" rifle and have it weight so much? Is it all in the barrel weight? A few years back I had a beautiful Sako .308 fullstock with a long heavy barrel and I sold it. I was told it was a relatively rare rifle, but I couldn't find any use for it...maybe it could have been used as a "sit down on a stump and wait" type of deer rifle but it sure was useless as an actual stalking/carrying rifle. It was like carrying a heavy steel wrecking bar. Its not that Sako didn't know how to make a light rifle. My Sako Riihimaki L 46 Mannlicher in .222 is a real featherweight...but later Sakos all seem a bit heavy.