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Posted: 9/16/2004 12:26:57 PM EST
My wife likes AR`s but at 5 ft 95 pounds she thinks most are too heavy for extended shooting.
Assuming I built with a collapsible stock & the lightest/thinnest/shortest barrel available & legal how light can you make an AR?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:29:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By P35FAN:
My wife likes AR`s but at 5 ft 95 pounds she thinks most are too heavy for extended shooting.
Assuming I built with a collapsible stock & the lightest/thinnest/shortest barrel available & legal how light can you make an AR?



Olympic Arms makes an FAR15 which is under 5 lbs. It uses all real parts, not plastic or composite parts in place of metal.

I also believe a few other companies make something roughly the same that weighs a little more.

mark
buda@TripleBreakProducts.com
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:34:40 PM EST
I was hoping one could be brought in at around 5 pounds or so. Thanks for the advice, DAVE
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:12:27 PM EST
try M4 lightweight barrel with one of the Ace stocks (very light). Should get you close.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 3:36:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:17:24 PM EST
BUSHMASTERS Carbon-15 (see web site) is one beautiful weapon at 3.9 lbs. and they make a "Lady" model that your wife might really like, with a matching Louis Vitton carry case. I used to not care for the "composite" weapons until I started shooting them, they are light, easy to carry, and with Bushy's excellent customer service and warranty, you cannot go wrong. I have shot the hell out of these things and have never had any problems, it's amazing, I used to think they were junk, especially after using 15lb. DCM rifles for years. Now if I travel, hunt, or have to carry it in the field, this is the gun. I think my canteen weighs more than the carbon-15.
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