Thread: Ounces count
View Single Post
Old March 30, 2017, 07:13   #63
idsubgun
"Comfortably Numb"
Bronze Contributor
 
idsubgun's Avatar
 
FALaholic #: 3100
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: In the woods of Missouri
Posts: 10,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigstick61 View Post
Of interest is what a G Series lightweight rifle weighs. According to SAFN49, his rifle weighs 8lbs and 7.84oz with a lightweight magazine installed.

Good potential weight-wise there, I think. Shorter barrel, synthetic instead of wood furniture, and a few other parts with minor weight changes plus a lightweight charging handle and no carry handle and I could see one getting under 8lbs.
Ok, not sure what a "lightweight" charging handle is (because a factory one doesn't weigh sh*T!) but if you use something other then steel for a charging handle, and you were in combat, it could get you killed.
The charging handle is used to clear a stuck round in the chamber. Do a Google search on "pogo a FAL charging handle".
idsubgun is offline   Reply With Quote