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computermike
08-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Is there a website or other resource that lists the weights of different parts abd stocks for the M14? I'm working on a build and the overall weight is a major consideration, balanced against performance of course.

Short of me busting out the postal scale and weighing everything is there another source for that data?

If there isn't, is there value in creating one?

H2O MAN
08-03-2012, 08:15 AM
Lee Emerson (Different) started putting a least together about a year ago, check with him.

JustBen
08-03-2012, 08:32 AM
There's a lot of specific M14 data on http://m14forum.com/

You'll probably find what you are looking for there.

chalkriver
08-03-2012, 08:46 AM
From Different

Weight in ounces on my digital scale:

stock assembly, birch USGI 44.6
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 46.2
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 49.0
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 45.4
stock assembly, walnut USGI 41.8
stock assembly, walnut USGI 44.4
stock assembly, birch, M14E2 USGI 56.0
stock assembly, walnut, M14E2 USGI 55.6

H2O MAN
08-03-2012, 09:46 AM
More information from The M14 Homeland Defense Weapon Forum (http://m14hdw.proboards.com/index.cgi)

NOTE: this information is specific to the TACOM M14EBR-RI.
More can be found in the thread titled: Topic: Building the M14EBR-RI

M14w/ iron sights & sling........9.05 lbs
M14EBR-RI w/ iron sights & sling........11.30 lbs
total weight unloaded.... 14.90 lbs
total weight loaded w/20 rd MAG.... 16.60 lbs


Ancillary Equipment individual weights:

Sling.... .155 lbs

Scope.... 1.18 lbs

Cantilever base..... .55 lbs

30m/m scope rings.... .49 lbs

Forward pistol grip.... .34 lbs

Bipod adapter.... .11 lbs

Bipod.... .70 lbs

Anti refection devise & laser filter unit(ARD/LFU).... .22 lbs

20 rd magazine.... .53 lbs

20 rd magazine loaded.... 1.67 lbs

Total weight of ancillary equipment less loaded/unloaded magazine.... 3.74 lbs.

computermike
08-03-2012, 11:17 AM
From Different

Weight in ounces on my digital scale:

stock assembly, birch USGI 44.6
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 46.2
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 49.0
stock assembly, fiberglass USGI 45.4
stock assembly, walnut USGI 41.8
stock assembly, walnut USGI 44.4
stock assembly, birch, M14E2 USGI 56.0
stock assembly, walnut, M14E2 USGI 55.6

I'm surprised to see the Walnut stock being the lightest. Not what I would have expected.

Satain
08-03-2012, 02:08 PM
The absolute lightest stock to manufactored to date that I have come across is;
https://iivpjq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pdjOvmpFHAJmBI8BXs8byNGYPNHp3kT5ulnpNn2O-UJXZCzFxLjsMdbklfgMvIU7BhI-zqsVUxU67dhFRhjg4_E962qnp1wUg/IMG00121-20120706-1856.jpg?psid=1
https://iivpjq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1plVtTTXfzRyHS63eqBF_V2edUnuc5PDQT6A3Pn8hCn04-kv71qVfx3Kt83lyCbD7-NC05gjuZqi3rekc19e5CdYsBTAPD6uVV/IMG00120-20120706-1855.jpg?psid=1

This is what I am heading up to 100 mile house for;
https://iivpjq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pexOO8KAP8aZQu382CaaTD50kSuh2M-2-dCc8oiQ43dDmJ7kc2imb3VqFvMvP5j4FeT4RlY-w7r760CkkCvUQQD1hkUd8smkX/IMG00125-20120713-2310.jpg?psid=1
https://iivpjq.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pT-DIP21m6J_k0uEJIbcs5Y5ptdLt28YcPAliZ3-ouj1QoFNZZAHMkCppxJDuS35UQcoSv2S5Ojmek3X53vueewcJw lX14BG1/IMG00132-20120715-0934.jpg?psid=1

Although the new nork stocks with out the cleaning kit and metal butt stock are lighter. I do not have the actual wieght so I will figure it out with the doc and post back pics once I have it.

chalkriver
08-05-2012, 07:41 AM
Great looking rifle.

I knew I had this info stored away ...


Stock weights (M-14 Doc)

Poly/rinco Plastic stocks with buttplate weigh on average 3 lbs 4 ounces

Chu wood stock (i only have one here and it's super light but still a soft piece of crap) with buttplate 2 lbs 7 ounces

USGI walnut with buttplate (weighed 2) 3lbs 4 oz

USGI fiberglass (connector/selector filled) with buttplate 3 lbs 2 ounces

SAGE EBR (new Canadian import) 5 lbs 11 ounces

ICRW M14S-CQB with grip and commercial 6 position buttstock and forward sling loop 2lbs 7 ounces

ICRW M14S-CQB with full 12" understock rail, grip and commercial 6 position buttstock an even 3 lbs

M14S-CQB with no furniture, no rail is only 1 lbs 12ounces

H2O MAN
08-06-2012, 08:42 AM
http://www.athenswater.com/images/fighting-weight.JPG

http://www.athenswater.com/images/Mod1EBRchassis.jpg

Satain
08-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Realy WoW...
I thought that those sages were heavier than that. But I guess thats because I was adding way to much gear.
Great info thanx guyz learned something new today.

H2O MAN
08-06-2012, 09:54 AM
I thought that those sages were heavier than that.

The Mod 1 pictured above is slightly heavier than the
basic M14ALCS/CV with the same grip and butt stock.
The longer side rails and thicker bottom rail add ounces.

computermike
08-07-2012, 06:51 PM
In the same vein of saving weight, is there any reason not to remove the stripper clip guide if you never use stripper clips?

H2O MAN
08-08-2012, 01:24 PM
In the same vein of saving weight, is there any reason not to remove the stripper clip guide if you never use stripper clips?

I keep mine so that I can use a breech shield.

computermike
08-08-2012, 03:48 PM
Is the breech shield to remedy another issue?

H2O MAN
08-09-2012, 05:36 AM
Is the breech shield to remedy another issue?

It's part of the blank firing device kit, but I use it to deflect blow back when I suppress the rifle.
I understand running a sound suppressor is something that you can't do north of the border.