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Thread: Average weight of an AR15 M4

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    Question Average weight of an AR15 M4

    What is the acceptable average weight for a M4 carbine (not for range rifle) with all necessary add-on's? Red dot scope, flip up sights, stock, handguards, light, hand grip

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    Whatever you can carry without fatiguing.

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    With that setup, you'd be looking at roughly 8.5-9 lbs, depending on what components are used.

    Lighter is always better.

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    Mine weights in at 8.4 lbs so that's not too heavy.....

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    One that weighs 7.1.The other is 9.2


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    My BCM Midlength w 16" gvmt barrel, HSP light and Aimpoint PRO weighs 8.3 unloaded

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    What's necessary on a AR depends on what mission the rifle has to accomplish for its operator. Some like it bare bones and lite where others like to clamp on everything including the kitchen sink making for a heavy rifle.

    Personally I would have to base the average weight of a AR to a military M-16 with all the approved optics, IR and lights. From what I have been told those rifles weigh over 10lbs.

    I run a bare bones light weight rig for serious work and heavier rigs for three gun and ranged work.
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    My 16" Carbine with B5 SOPMOD and DD 9" MFR weighs 7.5lbs. Add the carry handle and LMT front sight and the weight goes to 8.7lbs.

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    Mine is weighing in at just under 7 pounds without a light on it.

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    I immediately thought of this thread:

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=57184

    But it seems as though the links are no longer valid. Anybody know if a tool like this still exists out there in cyber space?

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