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Posted: 9/25/2005 3:34:17 AM EDT
I need a lightweight upper for my wife's AR. The standard 20" A2 is too heavy for her. I am thinking of a 16" M4 or maybe a fluted 16 - 20" barrel with a good comp. Any suggestions for the barrel profile and comp.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:17:06 AM EDT
Colt lightweight profiled barrel with A2 FS would be my pick. Most of the muzzle jump in an AR is reciprocating mass anyway.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 4:18:43 AM EDT
20in. pencil bbl. or complete upper would fit the bill.
I have 2 an they are lighter than my fluted 16 and mid/wt. midlength.
Longer sight plane and softer recoil pulse.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:02:40 AM EDT
Bushy lightweight 16" w/ y comp muzzle break, they are louder than a flash hider but they work very well for their intended purpose.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 9:06:35 AM EDT
If you get a collapsible stock to adjust the LOP for her, and maybe a vertical foregrip, she can lean into the gun and it won't hardly recoil at all.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 5:07:08 PM EDT
Colt 6520 Upper would be a good choice, available in the EE from Gundealer3 a.k.a Police Supply
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:00:35 PM EDT
I guess I am leaning toward the 20" "pencil" barrel also. Seems like JT has that profile. I have heard good things about the Y Comp. I wonder how it compares to the Miculek or Smith comp.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:47:20 PM EDT
Colt or Bushmaster Lightweight upper with a MSTN QC brake!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:29:40 PM EDT
Barrel, Bushmaster superlight 16". Try it with the standard A2 flash hider before you sink lots of money into a comp that may make it to loud.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 12:32:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 5:45:48 PM EDT
Not too concerned with the noise as my wife is an experienced 3 gun shooter. The 20" HB is too heavy for her. Just need a good comp to reduce the muzzle rise with the light barrel.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:00:16 PM EDT
I suggest the ultrlight profile 16" with collapsable stock as well. You want the fornt end as light as possible.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:08:04 PM EDT
That ACE skeleton stock really is light!!!

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 6:34:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CJD223:
I need a lightweight upper for my wife's AR. The standard 20" A2 is too heavy for her. I am thinking of a 16" M4 or maybe a fluted 16 - 20" barrel with a good comp. Any suggestions for the barrel profile and comp.





Check out the CDNN M16 uppers, they are the pencil barrel 20", and are very light weight. If you mainly shoot 55 grain, they are a great buy.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:42:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gvidon212:
Colt 6520 Upper would be a good choice, available in the EE from Gundealer3 a.k.a Police Supply



+1. I did this and put it on a LMT lower with a Colt CAR stock and let me tell you, that is one light and handy setup. Quick to mount, and easy to manhandle (or womanhandle as the case may be). Only negative factor is how quickly the barrel heats up. But, it cools quick too.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:59:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:22:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 3:58:09 AM EDT
What is the cost of an 18" LW upper with comp? I went to your website, but could not find pictures.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:23:19 AM EDT
BM 16 inch super lightweight upper with the std a2 fs will take you where you want to go.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:12:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:25:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:10:32 AM EDT
Any thoughts on the Cavalry Arms 20" upper? Seems to have a lightweight barrel profile.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:27:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CMMG:
We have these in stock:

New 16" Lightweight Chrome Lined 1/7 w/A2 Hider. This upper comes with MOD4 handguards and is complete with bolt, carrier and charging handle. CMMG semi auto bolt carriers have the shrouded firing pin and a larger lug on the rear. Upper receivers are "T" marked and include extended feed ramp cuts. 5.56 chamber. New features include "F" marked FSB and parkerizing under base. We also have a 14.7" w/perm A2 hider.

cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/images/422.jpg
$525.95



Are these factory cuts, or.....?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:41:16 PM EDT
You could try an Mgi Qcb and an abs cf barrel with those you can have a 5 pound rifle.
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