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Posted: 11/26/2001 7:47:23 PM EST
i want to go with a lighter barrel for my next project.can anybody tell me which is lighter, the M-4 or A-1.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 8:01:33 PM EST
16" pencil barrel (A1 and older) are lighter than the 16" M4 barrels.

However, if you wan the lightest barrel possible, look into the Olympic Arms FAR barrels.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 8:21:17 PM EST
A-1 is lighter. But most people will go for the 1:7 M4 over the 1:12 A1. Neither is very common and i would be much easier to get a QPI M4 profile Brl or one of their "superlight" Brls.
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 8:30:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/26/2001 8:45:06 PM EST
I like the M4 turned down to the light profile under the guards.
Of Course,I am the jackass who paid $80 for the no FA,NoBD uppers that save 4 ounces.
My goal is a Complete 5 and a half pound AR with a telestock complete.
I am getting very close!
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 9:30:30 AM EST
thanks for the info guys. the barrel i was looking at was the colt 16" A-1 1x9 twist. J&T has them in their catolog. hey cpermd, i was also thinking about building a lightweight AR. using hesse kevlar upper and lower with a lightweight barrel. does hesse even sell their kevlar stipped? cpermd, let me know how your project works out.
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 9:34:44 AM EST
i noticed i did not complete my question correct. what i was trying too say was , does hesse sell their kevlar upper stipped?
Link Posted: 11/27/2001 9:50:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By fatso:
the barrel i was looking at was the colt 16" A-1 1x9 twist. J&T has them in their catolog.

My mistake. When you said "A-1" I thought you meant A-1. Not 16" lightweight A-1 profile.
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