What make and model scope? I want to be sure to avoid it.you could change the stock, but I think that would add weight,
that was the first thing I thought about changing.
this rifle in stock form only weighs about 6 lbs.
even though I put a 'harris' bipod on mine,
it really isn't that heavy for me.
I would say get a scope that can handle the recoil of the 30-06 bullet, and stay 'zeroed'.
I've seen a scope mounted on a Remington 30-06 and it had to be 'sighted' in again, but couldn't. because the crosshairs on the scope where all of out alignment, and wouldn't zero on a paper target, that scope just wasn't well made, and couldnt handle the recoil, and was thrown away.