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Posted: 4/21/2007 12:16:45 PM EDT
I'm in the process of building each of my kids an AR15 and I need some info on what the differences are (if any) between the M4 barrel and handguard and the CAR 16 inch barrel and handguards. My son is 23 and stands 5 foot nothing and might weigh 105 lbs. soaking wet and he would prefer a shorter, lighter version than my 20 inch Hbar.
Thanks in advance,
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 1:18:26 PM EDT
M4 hand guards are thicker in diameter verses the CAR hand guards. As far as the M4 barrel verses the CAR light weight barrel, the M4 will be a tad heavier. This is the rifle I built for my son, he’s 16 years old and 5’11”.

Link Posted: 4/21/2007 3:30:00 PM EDT
That's what I'm after for my son. Where did you get your barrel?
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 4:43:21 PM EDT
Barrel is from J&T.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 3:54:47 AM EDT
Here is what I put together for my two sons.  I went with a middy build for the two of them.  Whatever you decide to build, you are going to feel great.



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