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How Much Does It Weigh ?

 

A common question . . . I have always wondered the answers myself.

So did some measuring and took some pics.

 

These examples are LMT 16" Uppers - all with bolt carrier group and charging handle installed

 

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16" with M4 profile and Cav Arms M4 type hand guards

4 pounds, 1oz

 

 

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16" with M4 profile and Daniel Defense M470 Rail

4 pounds, 1.6oz

 

 

 

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LMT 16" upper with Troy Ind Carbine MRF-C

4 Pounds, 5.5oz

 

 

 

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16" LMT MRP

4 pounds, 10.3oz

 

 

 

 

 

thanks for looking

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LMTwDD.jpg

LMT 10.5" Gov profile

with DD FF, Semi Auto Bolt Carrier Group

3lb 11oz

 

 

 

 

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Lightweight Profile 16"

Semi Auto Bolt Carrier Group, and Cav Arms M4 Handguards

3lbs 12.5oz.

 

 

 

 

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Colt M4, Heavy under handguards, 14.5", with Phantom Flashhider for 16.1"+ OAL

CMT Semi Auto Bolt Carrier Group, and Colt USGI M4 Handguards

4lbs 3.3oz.

 

 

 

and just to be consistant, the same with Cav Arms M4 Handguards

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Colt M4, Heavy under handguards, 14.5", with Phantom Flashhider for 16.1"+ OAL

4lbs. 2.2oz

 

Front sling swivel is missing on Colt M4 upper

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A2lower.jpg

Lower receiver with A2 Stock

2lb, 9.4oz.

 

 

A M4 Lower

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2 pounds and 2oz. (includes M4 stock and H-Buffer)

 

 

 

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Lower receiver with M93 Stock and Hbuffer

2lb, 8oz.

 

 

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Lower with Vltor and HBuffer

2lb, 2.9oz

 

 

 

 

SOPMOD Stock with H-buffer

2lb, 5.8oz

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Paul

Thanks for the info I am sure several folks have been curious about the weights.

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yeah man thanks, that was great, Ive always wondered what kind of weight difference the stocks were in particular.

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Good Post!! I'm glad this is tacked, as weight is a common concern when building an AR.

 

bc

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Thanks!

 

All the years of "up the hill - down the hill" in the Marines gave me an appreciation for a lightweight rifle. (or maybe I just need to spend some more time in the gym :oh yea: )

 

 

 

Paul

BCo.

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Thanks for the information! I consider weight when ordering parts/accessories, and sometimes it's hard to start with a good solid baseline for comparison. You don't realise how heavy a few ounces can be, until you have to carry the thing for a while.

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Thanks for the information! I consider weight when ordering parts/accessories, and sometimes it's hard to start with a good solid baseline for comparison. You don't realise how heavy a few ounces can be, until you have to carry the thing for a while.

 

Yep...thats why my little 11.5" A1 carbine comes camping with me :bigsmile:

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This comparison is amazing !!!

 

 

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USGI (Colt) M4 handguards

Delta Ring Assembly

OEM Barrel Nut

Handguard Cap

9.1 oz

 

 

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DD 7" Carbine Rail

8.4 oz

 

 

 

 

 

The DD is actually a .7 oz lighter !! :thumbsup:

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Hmmmmm.....interesting. :wink: bc)

 

bc

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This comparison is amazing !!!

100_2065.jpg

USGI (Colt) M4 handguards

Delta Ring Assembly

OEM Barrel Nut

Handguard Cap

9.1 oz

100_2064.jpg

DD 7" Carbine Rail

8.4 oz

The DD is actually a .7 oz lighter !!  :thumbsup:

 

I think you'd really need to add side and bottom rail covers to make that a fair comparison. One you can slap on and run the gun. The other you couldn't without adding either a vert grip or panels without discomfort due to heat.

 

Weight comparisons are misleading if you merely address the weight and not the "Usable" weight.

Edited by VTD

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I think you'd really need to add side and bottom rail covers to make that a fair comparison. One you can slap on and run the gun. The other you couldn't without adding either a vert grip or panels without discomfort due to heat.

 

Weight comparisons are misleading if you merely address the weight and not the "Usable" weight.

 

The weight comparison is not meant to compare final set ups or "useable weight", it is only a measurement of the individual accessories. It is meant as a baseline to judge how a final configuration might or might not change the rifle. There are too many variables in the final configurations. The shooter may wear gloves and not need or want covers, he may only use the vertical grip, (which vertical grip?), some shooters use rail covers to cover every single exposed rail (which type of rail covers?), and some others may cover only where their hand may grab. All of which would change the final equation.

So the final selections of options, accessories, and respective weights are up to you.

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