Originally Posted by Travclem
The guys saying there isn't a light weight .308 must live under a rock, the Larue PredatAR 7.62 weighs 7.75 lbs.
$300 more than your budget though, save a couple more weeks and get the Larue.
Did ya miss the OP's post?
Light weight & 7.62 USUALLY
do not mix. Notice I said usually.
The Larue is an outstanding platform, the only one I could recommend to the OP