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AR question:skeletonized forearm
« on: April 01, 2012, 11:35:57 am »
  Here's a question for the AR specialists:

Who makes the most minimal AR forearm?

  I see lots of guys with nearly fully enclosed forearms stick a vertical grip on the front and couldn't help but wonder if you're going to do that then why not save the weight get more cooling air flow through
by reducing the forearm to just enough material to be sturdy and have heat sink(s) in contact with the gas tube.
   I guess that doesn't leave much room for tactical rails but I'm sure something can be rigged.
   Maybe I just haven't seen one.

So, who makes the most minimal AR forearm?

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    Re: AR question:skeletonized forearm
    « Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:34:26 am »
    I was at a shoot in January and one of the gentlemen had a very uber light AR, I think without mag the whole thing weighed somewhere between 4 and 5 pounds. It was crazy!
    Sadly that is just in the cool story bro category because aside from a "pencil" barrel I don't know what all he had on it.


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    Re: AR question:skeletonized forearm
    « Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 12:49:06 am »
    I know a guy who built a rifle under 4lb14oz, unloaded. It's an SBR, carbon fiber handguard, plumcrazy lower and an ACE stock (like buffer tube with a plate on the end). It's his wife's HD gun.
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    Re: AR question:skeletonized forearm
    « Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 08:57:29 pm »
    I'm by no means an expert,
     but this is what I use on my carbine and I consider it just the right amount of minimal.
    http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=2563
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