I have a 195 series ranch rifle with a birch stock, The only add-on is a Tech Sight. I want to love it but it just feels heavy. My favorite short rifle is my Inland M1 carbine. It’s about a pound lighter and 2’ shorter than the Ruger. What can I do to make the Ruger “handier”? Is there any significant weight saving with a sythetic stock? Which one is the lightest?