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Hey y'all, I have a Remington R15 in .30 Rem AR and I feel like I wouldn't mind reducing the weight of it a little. It weighs just over 10lbs with a loaded magazine and a Burris 1-4 XTR scope mounted. I know that a lot of the extra weight in these is in the longer barrel, but I'm thinking I could shave a little by going with a composite tube in place of the thick aluminum one. Also, the aluminum factory tube is absolutely frigid on cold days.

Are there any carbon/composite guards that aren't stupid expensive?
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When you find what your looking for can i buy that tube off you?
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If I decide to sell it I'll keep you in mind. I'm not planning on selling it though.
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This one looks like a good lightwieght option

http://www.primaryarms.com/Odin_Works_KMod_Forend_15_5_p/f-15-km.htm

  • Weight: 10.15 oz (includes weight of parts kit).
  • Made from 6005-T651 Aluminum.
  • Inside diameter: 1.6"
  • Outside diameter: W-1.8" H-2.1"

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I may end up selling my free float tube from my R25. The Mossy Oak camo was in bad shape so I stripped it down to the anodizing to DuraCoat. Got it as clean as I could. I think I'd like to stay with a free float but with rails. Anyone knows anyone with a decent 13-15" rail they would trade, send them my way.




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Hey y'all, I have a Remington R15 in .30 Rem AR and I feel like I wouldn't mind reducing the weight of it a little. It weighs just over 10lbs with a loaded magazine and a Burris 1-4 XTR scope mounted. I know that a lot of the extra weight in these is in the longer barrel, but I'm thinking I could shave a little by going with a composite tube in place of the thick aluminum one. Also, the aluminum factory tube is absolutely frigid on cold days. Are there any carbon/composite guards that aren't stupid expensive?


DPMS sells a carbon hand guard that should be a direct replacement for an R-15 hand guard.  I don't recall it being terribly expensive.

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I am VERY happy with the BCM KMR13 now that I've lived with it and had it on/off a few times.  Unbelievably light.  Made from a proprietary alloy, this thing is about a light as a carbon fiber handguard.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/11/tyler-kee/gear-review-bcm-kmr13-keymod-free-float-handguard/

They say "It isn’t often that I’m absolutely floored by a piece of gear, but the KeyMod hand guard has done it. This thing is so light, so strong, so modular, and so good looking, that it has become my standard for all new builds. I don’t really see a reason to mess around with another type of hand guard when I can get everything I want in one package."

I could not agree more.

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This one looks like a good lightwieght option

Great video Craig, I never saw that......

I have been using the Odin Works on lots of upper builds. They are great and easy to install with there barrel nut assembly. Also easy to remove and re-install just the HG if you want to clean under the HG to get to the barrel after a day in the dirt.

 

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Also check out SLR Rifleworks. They have many options and a smaller OD incase you have small hands and or if you wear gloves so you hands don't get cold on the HG like you were stating.

http://slrrifleworks.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66_106_71&page=1


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I am very into ultra light weigh AR15's and AR308s. My ultra light AR rifles all use the 3.3 ounce Smoke Composites buffer tube/stock. My 2.70 pound AR15 in 556 uses a cut down Smoke that weighs 3.0 ounces. I cut back the aluminum threaded area.

They also use my custom aluminum barrel nuts (Clark Custom) and my ultra ultra light weight carbon fiber hand guard tubes. I cut the barrel nut shorter and put the CF tube in with three titanium M5 button head screws. Total weight of 2.8 ounces.

This rifle is an AR308 that weighs 4.46 pounds without the scope and scope mount. And yes Clark Custom used to sell 308 barrel nuts.


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