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Posted: 7/7/2003 8:26:08 AM EDT
Does anyone have one?I planned on getting a 16" A3 with a heavy barrel.I saw the superlights and wondered if that would be a better choice.The rifle will be used for short range plinking(100 yards max)with plans to get an Eotech at some point.Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 8:58:38 AM EDT
I love mine, I will take the loss of weight over increased cooling anyday.
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 10:55:00 AM EDT
I just got mine last week, I'll be mounting it to a flattop. DEFINATELY a better choice for a carbine than the HBAR - most especially for a 100y & under plinker. BTW Mine will also be sporting an EO Tech 552 (or my Compact ACOG for those times I want the magnification).
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 2:36:52 PM EDT
Mine arrives next Monday. I have had all the extra heavy weight barrels I'm ever going to buy.
Link Posted: 7/7/2003 2:39:43 PM EDT
I built the wife a shorty using a Bushy 16" lightweight bbl. and topped it with an aimpoint. Talk about one quick handling kick butt shooting little rifle [:D]
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 7:58:44 PM EDT
Love it. [img]http://www.hunt101.com/img/049992.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 9:47:52 PM EDT
I recently got two superlightweight uppers from Bushmaster and now I want all my HBARs turned down. I think this type of barrel is ideal for a short range plinker.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 6:27:54 AM EDT
Am I right in thinking that the Superlight barrel will not accept gas blocks designed for .750 barrels, such as the Bushmaster 3rail blok? The barrel diameter looks small at the gas block.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 6:32:23 AM EDT
I love my pencil barrel.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 6:59:01 AM EDT
Menehune: "Diameter tapers from .670 inches at the chamber end to .600, then steps up to .625 at the sight base, and tapers to .570 from the sight base to the the muzzle" http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/abbl-16sla.asp As I read that, it's .625" under the gas block.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:25:50 AM EDT
Anyone have weight data on the superlight barrel vs. the 16" dissapator barrel (with M4 profile)?
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 11:13:28 AM EDT
http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/weightinformation.msnw If the SLW is considered a 16" A1 config, then it's 2.0lbs and the 16" M4 is 2.2 lbs.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 12:14:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2003 12:16:10 PM EDT by M4-AK]
I believe bushmaster has said 1.7 for the superlight. However I don't think they include the muzzle break. So if it's post ban 1.7 and pre ban might be 1.9 for the super light. Also consider that the M4D is a dissipator so automatically has extra weight due to the extra gas block and extra weight due to the long heavy handgards over a std M4 pattern. M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 1:23:29 PM EDT
They wish it was 1.7lbs. I weighed mine as soon as I got it. [b]Without[/b] handguards (but with the delta ring & associate parts) it weighed in at 1 pound 15 ounces. I'd say that is 1.9 lbs.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 1:38:47 PM EDT
Light , manuverable and sooooo handy....they shoot like a dream [url=]http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/btdrygulch/vwp?.dir=/photos&.src=ph&.dnm=M39Carbine0001.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/btdrygulch/lst%3f%26.dir=/photos%26.src=ph%26.view=t[/url]
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 2:59:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By btdrygulch: Light , manuverable and sooooo handy....they shoot like a dream [url=]http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/btdrygulch/vwp?.dir=/photos&.src=ph&.dnm=M39Carbine0001.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/bc/btdrygulch/lst%3f%26.dir=/photos%26.src=ph%26.view=t[/url]
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Sweet shorty triangular handguards. How much of a hassle were they to install? I have the Hay River rear cap & plan on setting up a lightweight carbine pretty much just like yours.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 6:45:07 PM EDT
they were easy....remove the front sight tower...replace the existing handguard with the triangular one and put the front sight back on...simple as that...
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 7:58:33 PM EDT
If only they made it in 14.5" + Phantom/Vortex... [coffee]
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 4:15:47 AM EDT
they sure look handy. I wonder how they would hold up with a lot of full auto fire as compared to a standard or heavy barrel.....
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 4:40:44 AM EDT
I've measured 6.5 lbs from an M4w/AK brake and an A1/C7 upper. No mag, no sling. Std A2 buttstock. That's fairly light. M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 7:32:01 AM EDT
RiffRandall ... do you have contact info for Hay River?? I had someone looking for it a while back and if I can find his E-Mail address I'd like to pass it on to him
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 9:17:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By btdrygulch: RiffRandall ... do you have contact info for Hay River?? I had someone looking for it a while back and if I can find his E-Mail address I'd like to pass it on to him
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I bought my rear shorty triangle handguard cap off of ebay, but I think I still have the box with the Hay River address on it around here somewhere's . I'll look for it today & will post it here if/when I find it.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 2:13:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RHR: The rifle will be used for short range plinking(100 yards max)with plans to get an Eotech at some point.Thanks!
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They're very accurate at 100yds! I shoot out to 225 yards without hesitation. You'll be very happy with it. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid65/p8caa65857ce2e6787fe914a5b296ed7a/fbed9a76.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 6:54:11 PM EDT
Love it. I'll take LW over HBAR bbl's any day, especially when additional accessories will be adding weight. And it shoots great. From this point on, I doubt I'll have a heavy contour bbl except for a special purpose rifle. Get it and love it.
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