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Posted: 5/5/2003 6:31:13 PM EDT
Just bought a Preban A2 16" LW kit w/ A2 stock from Model 1 Sales and recieved it in 5 days. I have to say that I am very impressed with this product. I found no physical flaws (so far) and the fit and finish matched my lower to the bone. I replaced the A2 birdcage with a A2tac brake from Kurts (which is beautiful!!) and shaved off the bayonet lug (to make it postban).

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The balance and weight of a 16" LW is awesome. I've held HBar's, M-4's and all the sorts, but the LW tops them all.

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I've read multiple posts on how the A2 stock is too long for alot of people, but Im not sure I understand why that is. I'm 5'8", 150lbs and the A2 fits perfect for me. But, thats just me, we all have our preferences. I certainly would not use an A2 for CQB SWAT type scenarios or vehicle usage. But, for SHTF field use, its great.

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Have yet to have the time to take it to the range, but a definete report will follow soon.

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I'd recommend Model 1 to anyone. I honestly cant tell the difference between a Model 1 and Bushy.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:07:13 AM EDT
[b]I'd recommend Model 1 to anyone. I honestly can't tell the difference between a Model 1 and Bushy.[/b] Just outta curiosity, do you own & shoot a Bushmaster AR-15? Mike
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 5:23:35 AM EDT
dont own one, but have shot a Bushmaster and Colt.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:22:50 AM EDT
I have considered replacing my 16" Hbar with a LW profile barrel. Anyone know how much this will reduce the weight of the weapon?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:37:53 AM EDT
If the tacbrake is not pinned and welded or silversoddered on, I think you are in violation of the AW ban. This is because the muzzle is threaded and the brake is not perm. attached.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 7:32:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By triburst1: I have considered replacing my 16" Hbar with a LW profile barrel. Anyone know how much this will reduce the weight of the weapon?
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M4 barrels are about 1/2 lb lighter than HBARs. The LW would be lighter than that by a little bit.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:33:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2003 10:34:48 AM EDT by andromeda_2015]
Bushy 16" Lightweight- 5.80 lbs Bushy 16" M4 - 6.59 lbs Bushy 16" HBAR - 7.22 lbs Gov. 14.5" M4 - 7.50 lbs (from army.mil) ---- yeah, mine is pinned and welded. was simple, took only a few minutes. afterwards is the annoying part where you have to smooth out the weld
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 10:58:41 AM EDT
Thanks andromeda. Now I have to decide if I want to buy a post ban LW barrel now or weight and get one configured for a pre ban in anticipation of the sunset.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:12:12 AM EDT
I bought a 16" pencil barrel thin LW A3 upper from Model 1 last summer. I've since swapped the barrel to a A1 upper to make a more traditional type CAR out of it. Probably a pound and a half less than my Bushy HBAR 16" upper. Been out shooting the heck out of it on a preban Oly lower. I shaved off the bayo lug and have been swapping the flash hider in and out with a thread protector. That makes it very, very light. Easy to shoot with one hand. It does get quite hot though. Lots of fun to shoot. Model 1 does make a postban version which is without bayo lug and doesn't have any kind of compensator on it. It is also very light. It would work well on a Cav Arms lower. That would really make it light.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 11:16:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By andromeda_2015: Bushy 16" Lightweight- 5.80 lbs Bushy 16" M4 - 6.59 lbs Bushy 16" HBAR - 7.22 lbs Gov. 14.5" M4 - 7.50 lbs (from army.mil)
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By Gov. 14.5" M4, it seems they are talking about M4 MWS, not plain M4. (M4 and KAC M4 RAS)
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