Found my fish scales today after I pulled some boxes out of storage. I weighed both rifles and it is surprising the difference between the two.
M70 with Edge weighed in at 7lb 11oz with sling and 5 rounds of 165 grain ammunition. It weighed 7lb 1oz with just the scope I didn't bother to weigh the EW naked though.
M70 EW weighed in at 9lb 8oz with the same sling and 5 rounds of 130 grain ammunition. I could probably take off 8+ ounces of weight just by adding some Talley LWT mounts and removing the Warne rings and Weaver GS bases and putting a Leupold 3-9X40 VXII on it as well.