Yesterday I talked about extra stuff you can cram into the storage crevices. But do I/you want to?
It's a lightweight handy package, a carbine, and I want mine lightweight, too. So I am looking for stuff to take OFF, too.
Like the bottom sling swivel integral on many buttstocks. There is a screw and part gone. That's a few grams. Small beer. But something.
Where else can the extra Ell-Bees be shaved off?
Well, get one of those composite rails that are light and smooth. Only screw on the picatinny lengths you actually need rather than haveing 5 linear feet of sharp aluminum.
That's the disadvantage to not getting the front sight integral to the barrel, anyway. No matter what type of barrel shroud you get, there will probably be some flex to it when you sling up. And I don't know about the weight comparison between integral and rail mounted BUIS up front...
What I need is suggestions like: "Choose brand X optic over brand Y. Sure Y is lighter, but you don't need batteries for X. You'll probably want at least a spare battery for Y. Of course X costs 4x as much..."
You're a good ol' dog, Sergeant Rex - I was at Barnes and Noble and (as is my wont) stopped to look at their bargain book shelves. A picture brought be up short: a picture of a German Shepher...
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