dct130 wrote:Hi All,
First time poster to the forum here.
I have an older M6A3 with the quad rail and fixed pinned front sight but the gun is just too heavy. I am looking for some ideas as to whether I can change the barrel and gas system out to fit the DD 18 inch barrel that I already have and make it a DMR, or if I SBR my lower when switching out the barrel I could use a different lighter rail?
I appreciate any input from anyone that has done some of these changes before.
Keep in mind that these are discontinued and have been for quite some time.
As for cutting weight, the fixed sight, non-fluted barrel, and quad rail definitely add up. We do not have a replacement for a fluted 18" barrel. Your best option IMO is to go with an IC-A5 upper, however you will have to go with an 18" version at the longest. The 18" A3 will be a nice item to keep or a fast sell if you choose to sell it (they are a bit harder to find now).
Before doing this, I would also contact Rodney in our repair dept. He might know of a few options to lighten things up. I assume we could possibly convert it to a modular rail and remove the front sight.