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Posted: 1/13/2018 3:36:57 PM EDT
Yes, the ACE is heavy out of the box. Then I made it heavier with a scope and QD mount. She's 10 lbs, 4 oz. with the empty factory mag.

The folding stock ability is non-negotionable. Is there a mount or a knuckle that just has a threaded recess for AR stocks? I was thinking about the UBR or something else in that weight class. Suggestions?

I'd rather lose a pound or two on the front, but I don't see a practical way to do it.
Link Posted: 1/16/2018 10:08:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2018 8:17:19 AM EDT
KNS Precision has something IIRC
Link Posted: 1/17/2018 11:51:11 AM EDT
I know, they're just too bulky and add too much length. I unfortunately have one for my AK.
Link Posted: 1/17/2018 2:57:31 PM EDT
An original Galil polymer stock would be lighter, but beyond that you don’t have a lot of choices.

What optic are you using? That’s probably the best place to save weight. I’ve variously used a Trijicon TA44 and an Aimpoint Micro on mine to keep the weig(t to a minimum.

Link Posted: 1/18/2018 2:10:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2018 2:13:09 PM EDT by AR-Builder-Upper]
A lighter rifle would be nice, but this platform is a hulk. The front end is already too heavy. A lighter stock would make it worse. I either need to lighten the front end significantly, or make the back end more heavy. The goal is to balance this rifle as much as possible, hence the idea of a F93 or UBR.

The scope does add weight, but if the rumors of this rifle's accuracy are true, I want to maximize its potential.
Link Posted: 1/18/2018 10:03:26 PM EDT
Mine (556 NATO) is a pretty solid 3-3.5 MOA rifle, judging by multiple 10 round groups. I do see a fairly random 0.5MOA shift from having the scope on the dust cover and removing and replacing it for cleaning.

Link Posted: 1/20/2018 2:56:57 PM EDT
Im wondering if the barrel could be reprofiled/fluted/dimpled..

Balancing the rifle with a different stock will make it even heavier.. not sure if I would enjoy a 5.56 rifle heavy like a FAL..
Link Posted: 1/20/2018 3:02:37 PM EDT
10lb 4 oz???

Damn that's a fat bitch
Link Posted: 1/20/2018 4:15:34 PM EDT
According to my wife’s non-calibrated kitchen scale, the OEM collapsable folding stock weighs 14.8oz.

Link Posted: 1/21/2018 1:13:32 PM EDT
I tried the same thing with a new stock and folder mechanism on my SIG 556 after I put on a railed handguard. I just ended up with a balanced ridiculously heavy rifle...
Link Posted: 1/22/2018 2:49:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2018 5:10:21 PM EDT by AR-Builder-Upper]
I've found that a balanced gun is more maneuverable than an unbalanced gun. The further the weight is from the muzzle, the less you're fighting the cantilever effect. I first noticed this with bullpups. While seeming heavy when not shouldered, once shouldered, the weight seemed less cumbersome because I wasn't fighting the cantilever and the gun was quite maneuverable. So that's the goal here: shift the balance further toward the rear.
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