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Posted: 8/3/2003 5:50:36 PM EDT
I am looking to build a carbine but I want something very short, very light, and not too expensive. I'd rather buy a lower and an upper. I won't be building this from scratch. I like the short model skeleton lower. Where can I get one for cheap? Any suggestions on an upper that would fit my needs?
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 6:41:44 PM EDT
I wanted something light and fast to move with so I just purchased a lightweight 16" complete upper from M&A Parts. Barrel is about .560 diameter, supposed to be about 1/2 lb. lighter than a standard 16". _________________ JayCeeNC
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 8:12:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2003 7:58:18 PM EDT by Fenian]
I've got a Model 1 lightweight kit rolling in tomorrow...I'm just trying to figure out what lower to use. 82_Airborne, sound like you're talking about the Ace shorty stock...but I don't think you can get the "cheap" hehehe. Only place I know that sells 'em is Ace Ltd. [url]www.riflestocks.com[/url] check 'em out. Here's the upper...I used a lower I already had built. [img]http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/188491/lightweight001.jpg[/img] This upper is about as light as you could get it...I don't have a scale I can weigh it on, but it's supposed to be around 3lbs. I figure the rifle is a smidge over 5lbs, depending on what a finished lower weighs. This kit would certainly fit your needs...just get the ACE shorty stock and you're ready to rock and roll. The kit was $425, but they soak you an extra $25 just to get green furniture. You could build the rifle you want for around $650...that stock is $125, so it adds significantly to the overall price of the rifle.
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 8:16:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2003 8:17:29 PM EDT by knightone]
[url=http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=21&t=166824&w=searchPop]DPMS with ACE stocks[/url]
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 8:30:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2003 8:34:46 PM EDT by Paul]
Light is nice. I went with Bushmaster on both my favorite rifles. I bought the "new" ultralight barrel kit they're selling and complete upper and put them together myself saving assembly bucks. For my lower I used an Olympic Arms pre-ban with a colaspable stock and a slightly heavy 14.5" M-4 barrel on my CQB my flat top upper. I went with the M-4 so I could mount a bayonett. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=87[/img] For my other light rifle I used a longer 20" A2 upper with a compact ACOG for the optics. Both are as light as possible without going silly - reducing the number of military parts to save an ounce or two. [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=14782[/img]
Link Posted: 8/6/2003 11:05:13 PM EDT
nice rifles guys. These are giving me good ideas. Cool pics
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