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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by aloharover » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:59 am

My heaviest is a 20" NM that has the lead inserts in the handguards and stock well. ~15#
Lightest is a 5lb 5oz 16" midlength gas system.
It's funny that both my 10.5" SBRs are in the 7# range
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Mannlicher » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:43 pm

My old Colt HBAR match target rifle, with scope, weighs in at over 11 pounds. It makes a great deer rifle if you are using a tree stand. :awesome:

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by cemoulton » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:13 am

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by K&E ARMS » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:23 am

Mines kinda Imageheavy but its rather quiet

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by 400 Grains » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:15 am

aloharover wrote: Lightest is a 5lb 5oz 16" midlength gas system.
What's the setup?

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Domino » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:05 pm

I like to keep mine pretty light, I personally do not need a bunch of rails or the currently trendy MagPul furniture. This is a Mid Length DDM4 without all of the typical bling that they usually come with. Its simple but I like it...

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How fat is your AR-15

Post by Dabster » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:09 pm

Not sure why mine is so heavy...
-Spike's 14.5 inch mid-length pinned to 16 inch with a Spike's Dynacomp, MOE forearm, MOE VFG, IWC light mount, Surefire G3 flashlight, MOE BUIS.
-Spike's Standard lower, Magpul SRT (4 AA batteries), MOE+ Grip (5.56 Boresnake).
-Eotech 512.
-VTAC padded sling.

8.7 pounds.

ETA: MOE forearm.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by TDW586 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:20 pm

Dabster, IIRC the SRT is a relatively heavy stock. What foreend are you running?

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by shiddymunkie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:00 am

Dabster wrote:Not sure why mine is so heavy...
-Spike's 14.5 inch mid-length pinned to 16 inch with a Spike's Dynacomp, MOE grip, MOE VFG, IWC light mount, Surefire G3 flashlight, MOE BUIS.
-Spike's Standard lower, Magpul SRT (4 AA batteries), MOE+ Grip (5.56 Boresnake).
-Eotech 512.
-VTAC padded sling.

8.7 pounds.
The Eotech is about 11 oz, STR is 12oz, 4 AAs are 2 oz, and I'm not sure what type of forend you have. If you swapped your STR for a CTR (9 oz), and your Eotech for a RMR (1.2 oz), you'd save a pound right there. If you have a full length quadrail, that can be a pound or more in of itself --swap that with a MOE and that's another 1/2+ pound reduced. At that point, you'd be at a nice 7 lbs.

Aside from quadrails or large optics (like magnifiers, big ass scopes, etc) there usually isn't just one or two components making the AR heavy. Its the extra 2-3 oz on 10 different components that create the "invisible" pounds.

Ounces make pounds. To get rid of the pounds, got to shave off the ounces...unfortunately.

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Gingerbread Man » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:44 am

I just built another AR.
15" Troy alpha rails, Daniel defense LTWT barrel, vortex FH , Eotech 512,Troy fixed front and Daniel fixed rear, PSA lower, brownells upper, Moe grip and a ctr stock.
All in, seven lbs square. :awesome:

Conversely, my 10.5 SBR AR with a full sized can is heavy as fuck. Same set up as above except it has a Moe handguard and a FSB. I'll weight it but I estimate 11 lbs.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by UndeadInfidel » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:07 am

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Nice start, but it's not really valid if it doesn't have functional sights on it.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Tobias05 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:19 am

BCM4 carbine. iron sights. 14.5 barrel. mag with 28rds. usgi sling.

7 lbs.

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Maverick299 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Came in at 7lbs 11ozs.


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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Gingerbread Man » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:27 am

Werd. I swear I posted about my SBR being 8.7lbs with a can.
Anyway, pics.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by txKingfisher » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:11 pm

UndeadInfidel wrote: Nice start, but it's not really valid if it doesn't have functional sights on it.
That was before I finished all the gunsmithing and put the optic on it. It has a Trijicon RMR on a 1" mini riser now.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Rugger » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:24 am

txKingfisher wrote:I gotta re check my math as I may have forgot to include the weight of the buffer (a couple of ounces). Anyway, it's still a good bit shy of five pounds.

Polymer lower, cut down carbon fiber free float tube, no fwd assist on the upper but it does have a dust cover (could have saved a few grams there) , 14.5" ultralight barrel with perm. attached flash hider. rmr reflex sight (not pictured), no iron sights, adjustable micro gas block, skeletonized ultralight bolt carrier, low mass buffer, ace ultralight skeleton stock, etc etc etc.

Here are some crappy cell phone pics I took when i fit tested everything before breaking it down and sending it to the gunsmith to have the flash hider pinned and welded
I'm getting a parts list together to build one similar to this. Inspired by this one, of course. What can you tell me about the skeletonized BCG. Any issues with the reliability because of the BCG? Who made the BCG? Is the barrel just a thin/light-weight profile, or is it something lighter? If so, who makes it? Any links you have handy would be great. Thanks!

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Fairly light, until you add the coupled 40rd mags. :awesome: Comes in at just over 5lbs unloaded.

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A heavy bitch to lug around. But accurate to 1,070 yards, and not sub-sonic when it gets there, thanks to the 24 inch barrel. :clap:

ETA: I'm not positive on those weights. They're off the bathroom scale for what it's worth.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Waywatcher » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:03 pm

Phoenix David wrote:How fat is your AR-15 with all the attachments (sans ammo)?
Colt 6920 with only two additions; the Ergo Gapper and a Vickers Combat Applications Sling (VCAS). Stock weight is 6.95lbs, my two add-ons probably add only a couple ounces.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Mr. E. Monkey » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:02 pm

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According to the ultra-precise bathroom scale, it's around 7-7 1/2 pounds, with the sling and everything. Could've gone lighter with a lightweight profile barrel and a semi-auto or reduced weight bcg, but it balances and handles pretty well as is.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by shiddymunkie » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:42 pm

shiddymunkie wrote:
New frontier armory lower (w/ stock): 1.7 lbs
PSA 10.5" upper (w/ WAR receiver and shaved FSB): 2.5 lbs
AP customs 9" carbon fiber handguard: 4 ounces
Trijicon red dot (MS04) w/ mount (MS19): 1.7 ounces
MBUS front and back: 2.5 ounces
MOE VFG: 2.6 ounces
HTG coyote suppressor: 11.5 ounces


Grand Total: ~5.6 lbs suppressed, or 4.9 lbs unsuppressed. Still need a white light and sling though, so probably just over 6 lbs when all is said and done.
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Forgot I never followed up with this thread. My SBR came out a slightly heavier than I initially calculated @ 6lbs3oz suppressed/5lbs9oz unsuppressed (as pictured). Close enough :v:

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by Identity Thief » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:48 pm

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It has a few pounds.

Like maybe 12.
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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by shiddymunkie » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:45 pm

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Re: How fat is your AR-15

Post by doc savage » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:29 am

old school EA J15 / m16a1 retro clone 6.5 lbs with a 20 round mag.
a1 stock
sp1 type pencil barrel
3 prong FH
triangular handguards
no forward assist
no case deflector
nothing non-essential

weight climbs to 7 when I add sling, cleaning kit, spare bolt head.

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