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The Heavy Barrel 20" Non-Fluted 308 with a Hogue Stock is 3.7Kg, without base, rings & scope.
For those interested in Howa, Centreway Firearms in Keilor VIC has some good pricing.
The above which is with threaded muzzle is $770
They do the Camo stock for 795 I think
With the Boyd's Thumbhole Sky Laminated Stock (Blue) $895
And they can do the Robertus Laminated Thumhole Stock for $975
Then adding your SIII series Sightron scope, a picatinny rail and decent rings, you will be looking at close to 10 1/2 pounds. Not all that bad. My Remington 700P LTR with the heavy 20 inch barrel, a Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17x56 scope, Farrel rail, Burris rings, sling and cheek pouch weighed in around 11 pounds.