AR Weigh in

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by CamoToe1, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    No optics, no light, no mag, 6 lbs 12.2 oz.

    What are your opinions on what a fully dressed AR should weigh? How much is too much for a hd/sd/shtf gun?

    Post photos and weights if you can. Trying to decide if the air horn and flare gun attachments are worth the extra weight or not...
     

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  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    lighter the better. every ounce should serve a valid function.
     

  3. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I agree
    If you don't clear a house or building on a regular basis you probably don't need a light/laser. Why not just spend that money on more ammo or mags?
    If you are not a grenadier you probably don't need a flair launcher. Money that could be used better else where.

    Just my opinion...
     
  4. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Think about it, in any situation one of the worst things you could need to do is bust in and clear a house. A light laser would just further announce your presence, and anything else would just hurt your ability to maneuver in confined space.
    Does a scoped rifle really need a forward grip?
    Does a gun with a red dot need a bi-pod?
    Do you really need a scope AND red dot on one rifle?
    Do you need a bayonet when you have a sidearm?
     
  5. AgentTikki

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    Sorry, can't help myself.... I see the toe, where's the camo? o_O
     
  6. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Its just a dumb forum name. Supertacticalsniperarknowitall was taken... I'll change my avatar for ya...

    I thought a thread about ar weight would be beneficial and something new, but I guess I should have asked, "what's the best ar for under $1000?"...
     
  7. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Don't change your name or avatar man, gotta love all "toe" :)

    It's good idea for a thread. A pic of the whole the rifle and specs on it would be great also. I'll add mine once I have a chance to weigh them.
     
  8. JTJ

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    Mine has a 1-4x24 scope with an illuminated 1 moa red dot so I have both in one unit. If the battery fails, the scope still works. I believe in the KISS system. I keep spare batteries and some allens in the pistol grip.
     

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  9. AgentTikki

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    How much does it weigh?

    What make model scope and rings?

    Specs on ur ar?
     
  10. AgentTikki

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    Ah I was referencing your toes in the pic with the scale! Just joking around....

    No its a valid question, I haven't weighed my ars in a while. I'll post some numbers when I clean them, prolly this weekend. I do have a sneaky suspicion my pistol weighs the most ......
     
  11. jjfuller1

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    i'll add to the thread once home.

    got home to find out my scale is not working.. stinks cause i was kinda curious now
     
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  12. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 New Member

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    Bcm lightweight 16" bfh upper
    Bcm full auto BCG
    Spikes lower
    RRA two stage lpk
    Miad grip(2 rounds and eye dropper filled with hoppes elite)
    RRA car stock
    RRA mil spec tube
    PWS T2 buffer(Spikes)
    Ikh slap plate
    Magpul Rsa sling attach point
    Magpul buis
    Spikes dynacomp 1.5
    Troy vtac 13" over chopped FSP.
    Ms3 sling

    6lbs 12.2 oz


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  13. AgentTikki

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    Hey now, I love that idea of having lube in ur miad. Nice choice!
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I dont have an accurate scale that goes over 8 lbs but it looks like 8 lbs and maybe a couple oz with the sling. The scope is a Bushnell Trophy XLT 1-4x24 30mm tube and weighs 16.2 oz + the caps. The mount is a one piece aluminum with integral 4 screw rings. Brand is not on the outside and I am not taking it off. It is not flimsy. The rifle is a DPMS A4 with the front sight removed and low mount gas block installed. 2k+ rounds mixed military, commercial 223, reloads on military cases and about 60 rounds of Wolf with no failures.
     
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  15. CamoToe1

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    It's all good... Camouflage and Toe, ain't nothing wrong with that!

    I look at the lube in the Miad as additional insurance. Bottle was free from a coworker and it contains about $.25 worth of lube(about 4-5 servings). Or I could've spent $500-1000 more on a proprietary piston upper that has yet to be proven more reliable. Simple economics.
     
  16. AgentTikki

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    Ya, the extra lube >>> 1 extra round! :D smart choice. I may have to steal that idea from you.
     
  17. purehavoc

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    I will post up a few pics when I get home but I cut a piece of closed cell foam and punched 2 holes , shoe gooed it to the bottom of my moe cover and it holds 2 rounds in the grip .
     
  18. CamoToe1

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    I was hoping we could do better than 2 AR's.
     
  19. Quentin

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    Here are some more ARs with accurate weights...

    AR #1

    BCM 16" LW midlength upper with BCM M16 BCG, Gunfighter Mod 4 charging handle, MBUS Gen 2 rear sight and MOE handguards/pistol grip with IWC QD mount ---- 4lbs, 2.6oz

    Valkyrie lower with DD LPK, BCM receiver extension kit, H buffer and CTR stock ---- 2lbs 3.7oz

    4lbs, 2.6oz + 2lbs 3.7oz = 6lb 6.3oz basic rifle


    AR #2
    Daniel Defense 16" LW midlength upper with DD M16 BCG, Gunfighter Mod 4 charging handle, MBUS Gen 2 rear sight and MOE handguards/pistol grip with IWC QD mount ---- 4lbs, 0.6oz

    S&W M&P15 lower with DD LPK, BCM receiver extension kit, H buffer and CTR stock ---- 2lbs 3.7oz

    4lbs, 0.6oz + 2lbs 3.7oz = 6lb 4.3oz basic rifle
     
  20. AgentTikki

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    This one started off as a bone stock Stag model 3 with the newer 2 piece Diamonhead handguards.
    Its got a
    Stag m4 profile carbine 1x9 barrel
    PWS FSC 556 comensator/brake
    Magpul AFG 2
    Magpul MBUS gen 1 front and rear
    Magazine lock (CA compliance)
    Magpul Miad (empty)
    BCM VLTOR Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle
    Magpul ACS
    Ares Armor Husky Addendum Sling (sorry no qd am I'm too lazy to unstrap it)
    Primary Arms Micro Red Dot with PA lower 1/3 cowitness QD mount

    7# 14.5oz with PA redot
    7# 7 without.
     
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