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Posted: 5/20/2005 11:02:09 AM EST
Hello one and all . . .

Have a question please . . .

Does anyone know the weight of a 16 inch M-4 style barrel vs. a 16 inch "heavy" barrel ? ?

Making up a carbine (another ! ! ) and just wanted to know if there is much of a weight-savings on the M-4 style barrel.

Thanks ! !

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:40:50 PM EST
This is a cut n paste from the bushmaster website

BARREL WEIGHTS...
For informative purposes (and because we answer these questions all the time!) here are the comparative weights of our barrels.
All weights are in pounds (for a milled front sight, subtract 0.2 lbs.)

Barrel Weight In Pounds ( for milled front sight subtract 0.2 pounds )

Barrel length_________Heavy Barrels________ Fluted Barrels

10"_________________2.0_________________1.9
11.5"_______________ 2.2_________________2.0
11.5/5.5"____________ 2.6_________________2.5
14.5"_______________ 2.5_________________2.2
14.5"AK_____________2.7_________________2.4
14.5"MY_____________2.7_________________2.4
14.5"AM (phantom)____2.7_________________2.4
14.5"IZ______________2.7_________________2.4
16"_________________2.7_________________2.3
16" Dissipator________ 3.0_________________2.6
20"_________________3.5_________________3.0
24"_________________3.9_________________3.1
26"_________________4.0_________________3.2

Military Style Barrels

14.5"M4_____________2.0
14.5"M4AK__________ 2.2
14.5"M4MY__________ 2.2
14.5"M4AM (phantom)_ 2.2
14.5"M4IZ____________2.2
16"M4 Dissipator______2.3
16" Superlight________ 1.9
16"M4_______________2.2
20"A2 (govt profile)_____2.5



And, Weights of our Upper Receivers...
A1 Type - 0.7 lbs.
A2 Type - 0.8
V Match (flat-top, also designated as A3 type) - 0.6
A3 - 1.2 (including weight of A3 Type Removable Carry Handle)
A3 Type Removable Carry Handle only
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