Choosing your rifle
In essence, most rifles can be divided into two groups by the thickness of their barrels. Some have thick profiles, whereas others have thin ones, with the former being much heavier than the latter. The reasoning for both goes like this:
Thick barrels Often labelled as varmint profile, the increased diameter of these barrels provides more stability and allows you to fire more shots before heat warpage affects accuracy.
Thin barrels Usually referred to as Sporter profiles, these are much lighter to carry around, and as you are highly unlikely to fire more than a few shots on any given night, heat issues can be ignored.