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Posted: 9/8/2010 1:09:08 PM EDT
Title says it all. Just out of curiosity, what is the weight difference between the two?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:12:34 PM EDT
Just a few ounces. Maybe 4-8oz I've heard?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:21:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 2:22:27 PM EDT by AK_Steve]
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Just a few ounces. Maybe 4-8oz I've heard?


No, I would have to say there is a difference of maybe 2 oz between those two, if they're both 14.5.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:09:17 PM EDT
DD told me 4-6 oz for a gov't 14.5 and a LW 16.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 3:13:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AK_Steve:
Originally Posted By warpig8654:
Just a few ounces. Maybe 4-8oz I've heard?


No, I would have to say there is a difference of maybe 2 oz between those two, if they're both 14.5.


This is probably within an ounce or so. Using Pac-Nor's barrel weight calculator I figured the difference between a LW and Gov profile middy 16" once, and I recall it being about 4 ounces. The 14.5 would obviously have less metal up front, so the difference in weight would be a little less.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:35:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 4:37:43 PM EDT by survivorman]
16in barrels is 6oz......so the 14.5 will be a little less....and it makes a difference....especially in the balance of the rifle.....go LW
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:05:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jackal23:
Title says it all. Just out of curiosity, what is the weight difference between the two?


Govt profile is lt wt under the handguards and heavier out to the muzzle

Lt Wt 14.5 has more neutral handling.... if that is important to you
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 2:57:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 2:57:29 PM EDT by edlsen]
You guys talked me into it. My first AR will have the BCM lightweight 14.5" barrel. I ordered at 6:30 am Friday and I got the shipping notification at 1:00 pm the same day. Nice!!

Now I need to figure out why I always order stuff on a Friday and have to watch my package sit in the same spot all weekend!!!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:30:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By edlsen:
You guys talked me into it. My first AR will have the BCM lightweight 14.5" barrel. I ordered at 6:30 am Friday and I got the shipping notification at 1:00 pm the same day. Nice!!

Now I need to figure out why I always order stuff on a Friday and have to watch my package sit in the same spot all weekend!!!


I ordered a 14.5 stripped barrel from them on Friday morning and got it at 3pm this afternoon

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