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Old 09-06-2019, 01:59 PM
vellnueve vellnueve is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DaveInGA View Post
And here's another thought: Take an M1 carbine, the last manufactured iteration, modify the bolt to be similar in lock up to an M16. Add a stamped steel dust cover to keep out the nasty, change the stock from a wood stock to something like those Magpul designed for shotguns, but one piece and lightweight, make the rear sight out of aluminum and steel. That should reduce weight a bit more, improve the rear sight over the stamped version and the stocks could be made camo green or whatever color one needed.

Use an improved Johnson round with modern powders (something designed by Hornady) to closely match the performance of a 5.56MM round (or 6.5MM for that matter) and you'd have something worth toting a long ways. Throw in CNC machinery and Criterion barrels quality level and it'd be accurate.
Or just build an AR for much cheaper and with no additional design work or investment...
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