The 958 weighs in at 6 lbs 11 oz in its factory configuration with an empty magazine. By the time I'd put optics and some more ergonomic furniture on mine I was up to 9 lbs 11 oz. Using a Timney Trigger scale I got a consistent pull just over 6lbs with a bit of creep to it. The rifle ships with a full 19 inch non-chromelined barrel. No restricted variants of the 958 are currently planned. The non-chromed barrel is both a blessing and a curse, as it produces better accuracy, but will require more detailed cleaning after shooting corrosive surplus ammunition. Wolverine has made it very clear that a chrome lined barrel isn't part of the initial offering, and could be several years off. Apparently the back-orders are quite deep in Czech Republic, and that additional process will certainly affect the retail price. Currently Wolverine is expecting the 958 to be under $1000, but likely higher than the original 858s, which at one point had a $600 price tag.
My favorite rifle: Israeli made IWI Tavor TAR-21 chambered in 5.56. This bullpup rifle accepts Stanag magazines and has an 18.5 inch barrel making it non-restricted. All this is shot and filmed in Alberta, Canada.