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Posted: 11/1/2004 2:57:06 PM EST
I am building a lightweight after much thought. It will primarily be used with open sights but, I would like to retain the ability for easy mounting of optics.

Sooooo, which is lighter, A2 or A3 w/ carry handle attached?

Also, is there a siginicant difference in buttstock weights- M4 v. CAR?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 4:02:23 PM EST
A2 is lighter thant a flat top w/ carry handle, but probably no lighter than a flat top w/ a Larue BUIS or a cut down carry handle. An old style CAR stock is an ounce or 2 lighter than a new ribbed style, not enough to worry about.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 4:19:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By bsbg:
A2 is lighter thant a flat top w/ carry handle, but probably no lighter than a flat top w/ a Larue BUIS or a cut down carry handle. An old style CAR stock is an ounce or 2 lighter than a new ribbed style, not enough to worry about.



Here is how it breaks down.

Flattop is 0.6 lbs
A1 is 0.7 lbs.
A2 is 0.8 lbs.

They typical Flip-Up buis is about 2oz (or .1 lbs) the heaviest I've seen is 5oz

The detachable carry handle is 0.6 lbs.

You can get the weights of this AND MUCH MORE in the Tech Documents section of www.MD-AR15.com.

If you can wait till tomorrow I will be updating the downloadable Excel spread sheet to include even more handguards.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 4:21:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2004 4:21:26 PM EST by Forest]

Originally Posted By hispeedal2:
I am building a lightweight after much thought. It will primarily be used with open sights but, I would Also, is there a siginicant difference in buttstock weights- M4 v. CAR?



About 1oz - go with the M4. This weight info of the various stock options can be found above - also it can be found in that site's Product Reviews:Stocks area.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:35:38 PM EST
Thanks a lot guys- I think I will go with a standard A2.
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