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Old May 1st, 2021, 11:04 AM #3
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It seems to me that one can only go so far to reduce the weight of an AR rifle - there's just not that much to it that would even allow for relieving it of much weight.

You could get a fluted barrel, you could get a lightweight aluminum floating handguard, and I suppose there are lightweight stock options, but as it is, the AR platform is already made to be fairly lightweight - the upper and lowers are already aluminum, and the attaching hardware out of necessity needs to be steel.

I'm sure if you look you could probably find handguards, pistol grip and stock that are made from carbon fiber. That would shave a few ounces. Add a fluted barrel and to my way of thinking, that would probably get you close to where you want to go.
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