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Posted: 10/24/2004 8:24:26 AM EST
What's the lightest AR that the members of AR15.com? How light
can you REALLY go with an AR?

THanks,
AoD
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:26:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:31:13 AM EST
Nice looking gun......Is that a Bushmaster ULW barrel? Who makes the handguard?

Thanks,

AoD
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:38:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:03:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 9:19:52 AM EST by dpmmn]
I have a Colt 6520 Govt Model that weighs just a little over 5 pounds

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:19:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:56:51 AM EST
Here' s mine, or actually my wifes. I have no idea what it weighs, but I think any weapon needs to have ammo factored into its weight. With either a 20 or 30 round mag, I still think most of us will carry our ARs with something inserted in the mag well.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:48:22 AM EST
New guy-Thanks, I've actually just got the Hiperform, I'm waiting for my BM ULW 16" barrel to assemble it. You said that "I did quite a bit to lighten it up over a standard gun " Any tips for making a super light weight?

Stickman- THat's a nice looking rifle.....plus the background for the pic is cool...I've had that one saved on my harddrive, looks good.

I'm thinking of using a shaved FSB, the Hiperform, an RRA Entry stock and JP reddot sight.....anybody know if the JP will hold up?

Thanks,
AoD
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:59:51 AM EST
Stickman, I just add 17 ounces to the weight of the unloaded firearm.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:31:49 PM EST
CJ,

I know, but its like saying your car will go 140, then mentioning that its only if its falling off a cliff. Weight means total weight to me, that includes optics, ammo, sling, and whatever else you would carry on it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:38:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
CJ,

I know, but its like saying your car will go 140, then mentioning that its only if its falling off a cliff. Weight means total weight to me, that includes optics, ammo, sling, and whatever else you would carry on it.


Yes, but the ammo weight is a given. It's going to apply to everyone.
You are right about optics, etc, but by going with only rifle weight, you are comparing apples to apples. I only use plain ARs. I'm interested in how light a rifle can be built. What anyone in particular uses for an optic is immaterial, to me. I'm only interested in the rifle.
When someone asks how much a rifle weighs, it's only the weight of the rifle that should be considered. When someone asks how much your load weighs, then you factor in the extras.
The rest of the stuff, you can factor in as it applies to you.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 1:57:25 AM EST
Is the BM lightweight barrel lighter than other lightweight barrels?

I handled the BM Superlight in the store a couple months ago, and it seems from memory that it was lighter than the J&T Lightweight Kit that I just built.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:17:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
CJ,

I know, but its like saying your car will go 140, then mentioning that its only if its falling off a cliff. Weight means total weight to me, that includes optics, ammo, sling, and whatever else you would carry on it.



Very true.

My truck will do 140 in a straight line
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:53:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 2:54:08 AM EST by Mouseomatic]
You can drop just over a half a pound by using an aluminum bolt carrier. I have a Bushy lower cheap CAR stock Colt M16 upper receiver. With a Bushy superlight barrel assembly with the aluminum carrier and a Bushy bolt that weighs four pounds six ounces without a mag.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:01:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 9:02:32 AM EST by new-arguy]
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