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Xsefan

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I'm unsure of why anyone would want a light fal. My fal is much lighter than my m1a and even my kac sr25 . Google says the m16a4 is .5 lb lighter than the aug. Aug is balanced better. I would think a bush warrior with a cast receiver and standard profile barrel aluminum lower would a better handling rifle than the lightest fal you can build.
 
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1911Ron

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I'm unsure of why anyone would want a light fal. My fal is much lighter than my m1a and even my kac sr25 . Google says the m16a4 is .5 lb lighter than the aug. Aug is balanced better. I would think a bush warrior with a cast receiver and standard profile barrel aluminum lower would a better handling rifle than the lightest fal you can build.
A lot of reasons to do it, one is to see how light you can go, another is balance as you said the AUG is balanced better than the AR even tho it weighed more. The best is why not!
 

hairygreek

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Would like to add some info for anyone considering a railed top dust cover.

Stg 58 top dust cover: 3 oz / 85 g
Argentinian Sarco "Stanag" mount top cover: 12.5 oz / 355 g
Argentinian steel night vision adaptor for mount: 4.3 oz / 123 g
Chinese $10 ebay picatinny Stanag adaptor w screws: 2.3 oz / 67 g
DSA standard length railed top cover (according to website): 9.9 oz / 281 g
 
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