It just doesn't pay to chew through the restraints.
Dottie is a chubby AR.
I did some research and have discovered I can knock 6.56 oz. off her by changing the handguard from the LaRue LT-15-9 to a Magpul MOE.
Changing over to the MOE itself would be about $60.
Adding a QD fitting to replace the one that I lose from the LaRue rails is $33 plus shipping.
Adding a mount for the flashlight that disappears with the rails adds around $20 plus shipping.
Probably $125 to get the new parts and the swivel and light mount will eat into the weight savings.
The LaRue is $230 new, so I am sure I can sell it for at least the cost of the parts.
Heck, I'd swap even up!
What I need:
Triangular Handguard Cap, 0.75"
Barrel Snap Ring
Magpul MOE mid-length handguards, Olive Drab
Mount-N-Slop QD Sling Mount
Magpul MOE Illumination Kit
If someone out there with a bit of vendor pull would like to donate them, I'd be happy to give a heads up review comparing them to a YHM 4-rail and the LaRue!
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