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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 01:18:00 PM »
FYI

Palmetto State Armory has stripped lowers for $49.  I don't think I ever saw them that cheap even before things went crazy.
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 02:21:04 PM »
The combination of a GWACS Armory CAV-15 lower and MAG Tactical Systems upper looks like the best choice for light weight so far. Personally I think I'd go with forged aluminum and try to save weight elsewhere like the barrel.
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2014, 08:48:47 PM »
You mean instead of GWACS?
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2014, 01:55:03 PM »
I may very well be wrong but I was thinking the CAV-15 lower should be a couple ounces lighter because it has fewer pieces.
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2014, 06:20:12 AM »
GWAKS claims it drops a whole pound off the rifle! Another thing I'm starting to like about it is simplicity. When Maggie looks at it she'll see the one piece, not a bunch of parts that look like they might need to be dealt with in some way. Just a cleaner look
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 06:19:43 AM »
OK Jay, where are you on the project now?  Palmetto State had stripped MagTactical lowers for $90 last weekend.

Edit---Mag Tactical has uppers for sale again.  They sell a complete rifle weighing 4.8 pounds. http://magtacticalsystems.com/index.php/rifles/product/231-air-15-recon#specs
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 06:52:22 AM »
Rastus, I'm NOWHERE  on the build so far. Family things and taxes are slowing down the whole process, but I'm still looking around. I really appreciate the input.
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2014, 12:34:15 PM »

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Aero is taking input on interest for a production run of skeletonized lowers right now. Definately not for me but certainly interesting.

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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2014, 03:47:47 PM »
Wow. The Mag Tactical is about 1.5 pounds lighter than the Carbon15 with an aluminum upper. I didn't think anything that light was possible.
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Re: Advice on Building the LIGHTEST POSSIBLE AR
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2014, 05:08:31 PM »
And twice as expensive!

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