Okay im building a run and gun ar. Weight is just about everythong in 3 gun. What are the weights of the 18"barrels per profile. I know fluting reduces weight too but that is negligable right now. Also can the barrels be cut down and the gas ports be opened up. An 18" with a good comp tends to be pretty long and a 16" mid has too much recoil for that fast follow up.
a 16" 5.56 Standard mid bbl weighs 2.2lbs (I just weighed one we have getting ready to ship) the Carbine length one weighs about the same. Our bull profile is almost a whole pound extra.
I know bbl weighs have been a HUGE question among customers who are competition shooters. I'd love to start collecting data for everyone, but we don't have a scale here at the shop yet that shows us ounces. Perhaps one of the guys here has weighed their 5.56.
As for your other question: "can the barrels be cut down and the gas ports be opened up"
Yes. We can do that for you.
Last Edit: Dec 29, 2011 13:51:34 GMT -8 by Deleted
if the 16' std weighs in at roughly 35 oz then the 18" would be considerably more. The rifle length gas system is really what I want and an intermediate as well( those tend to be a Noveske thing). It would be awesome if you could get the weight of a 18" light contour and standard contour.