Was rereading the thread about the lightweight mountain rifle and it got me thinking. I haven't had a rifle rebarreled in roughly 10 years so might be out of touch with prices and smithing fees. You can pick up a new Remington stainless short action with a .308 bolt face for roughly $350. Add a McMillan
Edge stock for about $550 and a #1 or 2 stainless barrel 20-22 inches long from a decent maker. Caliber could be anything from a 6.5 CM to .308 with plenty of choices in between. This leaves $1100 for the barrel, installation and parts (follower, spring, etc).
Could you expect to end up with a rifle weighing roughly 6 pounds before scoping? Or do you think another $500 might be required to have the action lightened in key areas?