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Posted: 10/25/2010 10:28:16 PM
that you would mount night vision on? My dad is asking for ideas. He already has an M1A, but has concluded it will be too heavy.

Will an AR10 or other .308 AR be any better?
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Posted: 10/25/2010 10:41:42 PM
I would probably cross out the HK91 lol
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Posted: 10/26/2010 12:20:53 AM
Noveski Rifleworks 7.62mm Leonidas w/12" barrel.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 12:45:34 AM
Scar Heavy. With a TA11J, sling, rail covers, larue vertical grip. No magazine, 9lbs 14oz.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 9:44:38 AM
Originally Posted By ViperEH:
Scar Heavy. With a TA11J, sling, rail covers, larue vertical grip. No magazine, 9lbs 14oz.


Exactly what I was going to suggest. If there is one thing FN did right with the SCAR, it is that they kept the weight down.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 10:11:04 AM
Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:
I would probably cross out the HK91 lol


How H&K could build a stamped metal and plastic gun that heavy, I have no clue...

My guess would be SCAR-H or an AR-10 with a carbon fiber FF tube.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 10:16:08 AM
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The AR10 carbine flat top no sight model weighs 7lbs 13oz
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Posted: 10/26/2010 10:36:17 AM
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Originally Posted By ZEROTHOMAS:
I would probably cross out the HK91 lol


How H&K could build a stamped metal and plastic gun that heavy, I have no clue...
My guess would be SCAR-H or an AR-10 with a carbon fiber FF tube.


It is the bolt that makes up a lot of that weight.

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Posted: 10/26/2010 11:21:46 AM
I second the Noveske Leonidas, or even one of the 16'' models. If you have the scratch go with the Scar17.


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Posted: 10/26/2010 12:26:15 PM
Originally Posted By BB:
The AR10 carbine flat top no sight model weighs 7lbs 13oz


+1

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Posted: 10/26/2010 12:39:28 PM
Originally Posted By BB:
The AR10 carbine flat top no sight model weighs 7lbs 13oz


This is what I was going to suggest.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 12:49:04 PM
Might also want to tell Dad to thoroughly research any NVD he plans on dropping on a .308.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 1:08:06 PM
Scar-17s is 8 pounds, and you get a full quad rail.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 1:25:54 PM
Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
that you would mount night vision on? My dad is asking for ideas. He already has an M1A, but has concluded it will be too heavy.

Will an AR10 or other .308 AR be any better?


What kind of Night Vision?
There's been some recoil related issues with pinnacle tubes.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 2:07:32 PM
Originally Posted By SchrodingersDog:
Scar-17s is 8 pounds, and you get a full quad rail.


And one magazine with little hope for more anytime soon.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 3:39:09 PM
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Originally Posted By SchrodingersDog:
Scar-17s is 8 pounds, and you get a full quad rail.


And one magazine with little hope for more anytime soon.


Don't get me wrong, it wouldn't be my first choice either, mostly due to the current price and the mag availability issue. It is rather light, however.

That said my most recent .308 purchase was an RFB. Though a bit heavy at 8.6 pounds, I have no complaints- but then again I don't have to lug it around all day. My main deer/elk rifle (Marlin XS7) is only 6.85 pounds with scope, and that's the only 308 I actually carry any sort of distance.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 8:04:31 PM
Not sure if you could find enough rail space, but the Browning BAR Shortrac is a great shooter and is very light weight.

A .308 BAR Shortrac stalker is 6lbs 10ozs

The FN AR model is the same gun but with a 20 round mag.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 8:44:17 PM
Well I wasn't thinking high tech.

I was thinking lightweight.....Rem 700 Titanium mountain rifle. 22" .308 win weighing in at 5.5 lbs. Recoil might knock the shit out the tube though.
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Posted: 10/26/2010 9:04:52 PM
Well, he decided on a Lightweight BCM 16" midlegnth AR in .223. Hopefully it will work well for him.
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Posted: 10/27/2010 4:59:10 AM
I love it.


An entire page of replies asking for a given type of .308, and only one suggestion (the very last one) that doesn't automatically assume that the answer needs to be a semi-auto.
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Posted: 10/27/2010 10:01:11 AM
Originally Posted By WesJanson:
I love it.


An entire page of replies asking for a given type of .308, and only one suggestion (the very last one) that doesn't automatically assume that the answer needs to be a semi-auto.


Perhaps you should re-read the OP.
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Posted: 10/27/2010 11:12:43 AM
Originally Posted By EagleArmsHBAR:
Well, he decided on a Lightweight BCM 16" midlegnth AR in .223. Hopefully it will work well for him.


That will work. He could always switch out to a 6.8 upper.

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Posted: 10/27/2010 9:17:14 PM
While he has already purchased, my M1A Scout with synthetic barrel is fairly light. Say, about 8#s.
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Posted: 10/27/2010 9:26:14 PM
my Saiga carbine is light as fuck. but not such a great rifle for distance shooting
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Posted: 10/27/2010 10:40:55 PM
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Probably my Saiga .308. My AR10,FAL, and M1A is heavier then it. Perhaps the SCAR-H is the lightest .308 rifle if you can afford it.
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Posted: 10/28/2010 6:46:32 PM
Originally Posted By Ermac:
Probably my Saiga .308. My AR10,FAL, and M1A is heavier then it. Perhaps the SCAR-H is the lightest .308 rifle if you can afford it.


I have an AR-10 and an S-308 that are probably lighter than the Scar by a significant amount. I need a good scale to verify this though.
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