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Lightweight barrel profile for AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by das_napeth, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I recently purchased a DPMS A3 lite upper for the wife's AR, the gas block is a .750 diameter which doesn't bother me. What does bother me though is that under the handguards the barrel is also .750 while in front of the FSB is .625. Wondering what some of you other guys with lightweight barrels have under the handguards? I'm probably only losing .5-1 oz of weight huh?

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  2. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    You have to shave an ounce here and ounce there to get these things real light. I have a 20" retro colt pencil barrel upper and it came up very light and is nice to pack around all day.

    This site has lots of info. Light ARs are great for hunting and packing around all day.

    AR15BARRELS.COM - Barrel Profiles