Mad Dog McClung informs me that the 3rd Generation SA scopes run int the 2lb range! (32oz). Compared to the Leupold equivalent scope at 17.5oz, this is *heavy*.
I note that the weight of the SA's jumped with the development of Gen II...these have the adjustable objective. There was no further weight gain with the illuminated reticle provided in Gen III. All styles are constructed of the same materials.