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Posted: 9/18/2004 10:26:30 AM EST
12 pounds... Loaded. No Optic, No Flashlight, No laser, No nothing. 12 pounds. YEAH

S
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:51:53 AM EST
Do you have a sack of potatoes tied to it?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:56:12 AM EST
You have a salmon strapped to it or something?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 10:58:07 AM EST
Does it have a brass pair of balls hanging from it?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:02:29 AM EST
My guess is that it is set for dcm type competition with weight in the stock and under the handguards ?
Do I get a prize for guessing ??
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:04:45 AM EST
Maybe you should clean it sometime...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:12:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 11:21:28 AM EST by Stainless]

Originally Posted By nhsport:
My guess is that it is set for dcm type competition with weight in the stock and under the handguards ?
Do I get a prize for guessing ??



You are incorrect sir. And I would have sent you a prize.



Originally Posted By GaryM:
Maybe you should clean it sometime...



HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Best laugh of the day.


She is my only rifle (had to thin the collection)

12 Pounds consists of:
Bushmaster 20" HBAR, Vortex, A2stock, Troy Industries MRF-R, Tango Down front grip, 30 rds Wolf in a British Steel 30rd mag.

Soon to be HEAVIER... when I get the Magpul and the 9mm buffer.

S
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:24:45 AM EST
My Bushy Varminter is around 12 pounds too. That's with scope, mounts, bipod, and full mag.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:59:42 AM EST
you must a beta-c and extra ammo pouch attacched
with like 130 rds of ammo
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:01:30 PM EST
Some folks here ought to go old school again and pick up an SP1.

ARs were meant to be light.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:10:04 PM EST
My gunsmith has a great saying for combat guns like that... "Very expensive, very inefficient blunt striking devices"

Just looking at your description, there has to be more than just an HBAR and a rail system to make that gun that heavy. A regular HBAR will weigh around 9 lbs. with an A2 stock. Rail system versus regular handguards may be half a pound. Ammo and mag maybe a pound and a half. That still leave about a pound or so unaccounted for. Are you using an aluminum receiver or a DPMS stainless? Do you have extra weights in your stock for balance?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:19:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 1:04:33 PM EST by viper5194]
Hell, hes got 3 lbs just in the 30 round mag loaded by itself. Steel cased ammo in the heavy ass steel SA-80 mags. Dont believe me, hold a USGI aluminum mag in one hand and a steel in the other,. Theres a huge difference...... Then add on top of the fact that hes got steel cased ammo and not brass. Theres a big difference there as well
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:36:57 PM EST
Hmm, that might explain it. I've only used aluminum mags and brass cased ammo and I just couldn't see that setup weighing more than a pound or so. Next gun show, I'll have to search for an SA-80 mag.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:38:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 12:38:52 PM EST by _DR]
wait till you add a fully loaded Beta-C on it!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:58:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By caneau:
Hmm, that might explain it. I've only used aluminum mags and brass cased ammo and I just couldn't see that setup weighing more than a pound or so. Next gun show, I'll have to search for an SA-80 mag.




I think a USGI is something like 4 oz and an SA80 is something like 8oz.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:54:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 5:54:31 PM EST by Stainless]

Originally Posted By caneau:
My gunsmith has a great saying for combat guns like that... "Very expensive, very inefficient blunt striking devices"

Just looking at your description, there has to be more than just an HBAR and a rail system to make that gun that heavy. A regular HBAR will weigh around 9 lbs. with an A2 stock. Rail system versus regular handguards may be half a pound. Ammo and mag maybe a pound and a half. That still leave about a pound or so unaccounted for. Are you using an aluminum receiver or a DPMS stainless? Do you have extra weights in your stock for balance?



No extra weights, but i AM using my digital bathroom scale... which might be off a little, but it does say 12 pounds. And the discription i provided above "Bushmaster 20" HBAR, Vortex, A2stock, Troy Industries MRF-R, Tango Down front grip, 30 rds Wolf in a British Steel 30rd mag" is all I am running.

Just thought i would share the story with you all.

btw. i have noticed TWO things.

#1 the rifle length gas system, combined with the rifle buffer.... is SMOOTH AS BUTTAH!!

#2 there is NO RECOIL WHATSOEVER

S
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:17:45 PM EST
According to my bathroom scale, this one is 13 pouds unloaded:
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