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Posted: 7/15/2008 4:42:52 PM EDT
What would be the lightest Midlength upper out there thats not custom?
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 4:58:45 PM EDT
Cmmg makes a lightweight midlength in both 16" and 14.5" w/ permenant flash hider.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 5:27:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By robpiat:
What would be the lightest Midlength upper out there thats not custom?


Here's a good candidate
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:28:47 PM EDT
Something to consider if the mid length is negotiable. I have a couple of J & T Lightweight Tactical uppers on Cav Arms lowers and the assembly is feathery light. The J & T Barrels are fluted. Makes an extremely handy rifle.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:03:07 PM EDT
RRA has a lightweight mid length bbl.link

They also offer it as a complete upperlink
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:34:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
RRA has a lightweight mid length bbl.link

They also offer it as a complete upperlink


Thanks. I emailed ADCO to see if they had any.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 5:56:30 PM EDT
BCM makes a government profile Midlength.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:11:41 PM EDT
Rock River, but I question whether they actually exist. RRA makes great stuff, but has a bad habit of advertising stuff made of unobtainium.

The CMMG uppers from AIM are supposed to be GI profile under the handguards, but the RRA will be a touch lighter, since it's turned down forward of the front sight as well.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:47:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
RRA has a lightweight mid length bbl.link

They also offer it as a complete upperlink


"Government Profile" does not equal "Lightweight".
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:41:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Curare:

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
RRA has a lightweight mid length bbl.link

They also offer it as a complete upperlink


"Government Profile" does not equal "Lightweight".


Wow, you suck at the interntz.

You can choose between 5 different bbls in a drop down menu; underneath "select barrel" (whoda thunk?). One of the five options is "Chrome Lined Lightweight 1:9 +$40.00". Gotta watch out for those drop down menus, they can shneak up on ya.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:57:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2008 12:09:47 PM EDT by N2CH_556]

Originally Posted By edlmann:

Originally Posted By robpiat:
What would be the lightest Midlength upper out there thats not custom?


Here's a good candidate


Yup, that one's a 16" gov profile middy, but you could also get a Sabre 14.5" gov profile middy from PK, too: www.pkfirearms.com/store/get_item.aspx?id=1443&action=display (1.5" shorter = slightly lighter ).

And while the above "gov profile" is, IMHO, similar in weight to an M4 profile (pretty light and handy), the lightest would definitely be the 14.5" light weight middy, e.g., from RRA or CMMG (second from the top).
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 8:34:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2008 8:35:02 AM EDT by robpiat]
FYI ... This is how it ended up. RRA LW Middy

Link Posted: 9/27/2008 8:47:15 AM EDT
I don't know about lightest... I probably could have found a lighter gas block, but this is a pretty feathery build I just finished for my wife:




CAV-Aid lower
DPMS slick-side, high-rise upper
CMMG 14.5" mid-length light-weight barrel
Phantom 5c2, pinned FH
YHM Specter length customizable forearm
YHM Specter gas block
TD stubby vert grip
CMT bolt assembly
Burris Fastfire red-dot
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