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Old 11-16-2012, 9:23 AM
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Originally Posted by IPSICK View Post
6lbs 11oz but I wouldn't build mine this way. Too light and too many compromises.

I'd probably just settle for a 16" light contour (not pencil), carbon fiber handguard, Magpul CTR stock, and JP Lightened BCG. I'm thinking around 7-7.5lbs for a 308 AR with these specs.

Btw, lightweight and low recoil in a 308 AR almost seems like an oxymoron.
Thanks! I know a project like this is always a series of tradeoffs. But I was interested in what tricks can be used to reduce recoil irrespective of weight (LMOS, brake, buffer, adjustable gas block, etc), and what people are doing to reduce weight.

I basically want a 16" mid or rifle gassed (308 dissy?!?) midweight battle rifle, featureless (so I can use prebans), running a TA11x. Sort of a lighter-end battle rifle, with recoil/muzzle rise as manageable as I can make it.

But that project's going to be a while.
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