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What is the weight of your M14 in modern chassis/stock with optic?

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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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What is the weight of your M14 in modern chassis/stock with optic?

Interested to see what weights you guys end up with.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, mine weighs about 13.5 lbs unloaded

** Crap,.....that was with out mount, rings, scope & bipod. Will get a weight


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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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15.75 pounds with scope, bipod, sling and empty magazine (as it is in my sig pic). Also has a medium weight barrel on it.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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Loaded M1A with Archangel stock, Basset Machine high-rail scope mount, Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40mm scope, Atlas bipod, cotton sling and loaded 20rd mag comes in at 15.5 lbs.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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15 lbs optics empty mag

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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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9.5 lbs!

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Old January 15th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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9.5 lbs!
The M1A?

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Old January 15th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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The M1A?
Both, IIRC.

-Edit- (sorry, I did not read with optic)

The rifle with empty mag and sans optic is 9.5 lbs due to the chassis which is made of magnesium / titanium, with a carbon fibre barrel cover.

The scope and mount weigh 1.5 lbs. Therefore a total weight of 11 lbs.

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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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Interested to see what weights you guys end up with.
With a medium weight barrel (mine started as an SAI Loaded) and a full CMI 25 round mag, just under 14 lbs. I went through and totally rebuilt her with USGI parts, including a Walnut USGI stock.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #10
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M25 Mod 1 - #13.5
M14SA - #13, #14.5 w/ SEI bipod

These are empty weights - no magazine

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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #11
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My SOCOM II ended up at 11lbs even in a VLTOR Mostock. No optic.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #12
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Hey NoExpert what all do you have on that rig I really like that set up!

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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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9.5 lbs!
calling BS! ok thats harsh, but can we get proof that is light!


did they use aluminum in the new gas system?

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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #14
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calling BS! ok thats harsh, but can we get proof that is light!


did they use aluminum in the new gas system?
OK, I'll take a photo on the bathroom scale tomorrow. According to the below link they claimed 9 lbs, but I found it was a little heavier.

http://www.defensereview.com/rock-so...ndustries-inc/
According to the company, the Rock SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) M14 Commando Carbine has been designed under contract for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSW-Crane) for Special operations deployment. The package weighs 9 pounds, chambered in 7.62x51mm, and is apparently more compact than the 5.56x45mm M4/M4A1 Carbine.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #15
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i believe you , i was just being a bit silly.

how was this achieved?

im guessing its the gas system. is the gas cylinder lighter than a GI gas cylinder ya think?

I wonder if you need to avoid the heavy bullets even moreso with that gas system?

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