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Hello guys,

just wanted to share this with you. The other day a wanted to build a very lightweight AR for general purposes I could take camping or backpacking into the wild here in florida. We dont have big grizzly bears but we do have panthers and alligator, so this is something i put together from parts i already had except the upper. I went with a No Forward assist No dust cover because I wanted to try one myself.

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Project Black Feather
Faxon 10.5 Pencil barrel (super lightweight)
Aero Precision Nickel boron bcg
Spikes Tactical/Anderson Slick Upper, No forward assist or dust cover.
Faxon .625 gas port
Standard BCG
Aim Sport Gen2 keymod handguard (super lightweight
Standard lower
Magpul MOE-K pistol grip (lightweight)
Magpul BTR Brace
Magpul 20 rounds mag to cut on the ammo weight

ETA: for optics I’m thinking the new Primary Arms SLx 3x Prism scope.

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Looks nice!👍

I have the 2.5x PA ACSS prism, LOVE it. Most of the time I just use it without turning on power.
 

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Honestly get the dust cover. No cover is fie on a range toy. In the field coer that bitch up. Assist you dont really absolutely need. Cover yes.
 

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Grainy ass Florida sand.............that crap gets every where.
 
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Honestly get the dust cover. No cover is fie on a range toy. In the field coer that bitch up. Assist you dont really absolutely need. Cover yes.
I hear you, i was deviating whether or not get one but i went without it because i was already without the forward assist so might as well try both. All my other AR have FA/DC so this is a fun little project.
 

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Here comes the Mole. @undeRGRound had a few ultralight builds he'll be happy to swap details about.
This comes completely in contrast to the one i build for my friend, 18" heavy barrel, full length 16” quad Rail, A2 stock with a Sig Scope and bipod. that thing is like 10-12lb but that’s what he wanted
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Here comes the Mole. @undeRGRound had a few ultralight builds he'll be happy to swap details about.
Lemme see, I designated all the lightweight magnesium lowers I got, (Mag Tac) as pistols. Those were all around 6 oz. Then I got an old S&W M&P 15 upper receiver from Klawson, which was fit with an Aero 14.5" pencil barrel. I then stalled out on the "pinned and welded" process, I was researching that, it seems the pinning is just to save the barrel, if you want a removable muzzle device. But I really should.
I am saving 3+ oz on the lower, 2+ on the semi-slick upper (it has a shell deflector and I think dust cover) and if I choose to tune the gas system, I can run a super light buffer and bcg. The bcg is not yet in my possession, nor an adjustable gas block. My home made M4 style adjustable stock is within 1 oz of an MFT MINIMALIST Stock, which I love the looks of... prolly get one of those too.
 

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This comes completely in contrast to the one i build for my friend, 18" heavy barrel, full length 16” quad Rail, A2 stock with a Sig Scope and bipod. that thing is like 10-12lb but that’s what he wanted
20" stainless, fluted, HBAR chambered in .223wylde.
15" ultralight keymod handguard.
A2 stock
3-9×40mm Nikko Sterling Panamax.
I took the 4" rail and bipod off because they were always destined for the SR25 build.
9lbs 13oz as it sits.
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20" stainless, fluted, HBAR.
15" ultralight keymod handguard.
A2 stock
3-9×40mm Nikko Sterling Panamax.
I took the 4" rail and bipod off because they were always destined for the SR25 build.
9lbs 13oz as it sits.
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Project HEAVY METAL

that one is 556, right?

I know you had a similar 762x51 build.
 

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24" BA Premium Series stainless, fluted bull barrel chambered in .308WIN
15" ultralight keymod handguard.
A2 stock
4" keymod rail w/ sling mount bipod adapter and 5-9" pivoting bipod.
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12lbs 14.5oz
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@undeRGRound yes. The Brothers Grimm, AKA Big Bro and Little Bro in .308WIN and .223 wylde. The IO AK Sporter is "The Bastard" because I like full size, "modern" military style rifles and the AK is kind of the red headed step-child of the bunch...

@556 as you can see I tend to go full size and weight on my AR/SR type rifles. Nothing wrong with going lightweight, and I did shave weight where I could to balance them out closer to the mag well.

I'm considering a LuthAR MBA-1 with the -3 kit installed for the 3-axis butt plate and bottom rail with a monopod. Only considering though because of the additional weight and I don't really need all that extra adjustability creating more failure points.
 
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Nice, OP. What buffer are you running? When I built my daughter's 27" pencil bbl, I had to dump all the buffer weights, & run a lightweight carrier to get it to cycle on rifle + 3" gas. W/ a Hera thumbhole and an epoxy lower, even w/ the 3-9X optic it's under 8 lbs.
 

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Nice, OP. What buffer are you running? When I built my daughter's 27" pencil bbl, I had to dump all the buffer weights, & run a lightweight carrier to get it to cycle on rifle + 3" gas. W/ a Hera thumbhole and an epoxy lower, even w/ the 3-9X optic it's under 8 lbs.
Never seen a 27" barrel in 5.56, let alone a slim version.
 

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Took a 27" Green Mountain 1:9" twist blank, sent it to Paladin Machine in SC w/ a bbl extension & my specs, and got back an honest to god 27" pencil. It shoots to the same point of aim at 50 yds w/ or w/o a Chassepot bayonet.
 
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