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« on: September 04, 2017, 08:24:20 PM »

Has anyone tried to remove weight from there SRS rifles?

I've been thinking about an SRS Covert for hunting but it still seems like it would be a bit heavy. Would like to bring it down to 7 lbs if possible
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 09:04:11 PM »

Really isnt anything to pull on the covert. Most of the weight is in the additional steel filling in the barrel to accomodate the conversion sizes. take the rails off, get a qd mount for bipod if you have one, pull off any spacers, and the monopod. You can get a reduction with a carbon fiber barrel. But its quite costly, and i dont know if it will get you to 7 pounds. But its hard to beat the proper weight distribution of a good and wide comfortable sling.

http://www.specialpurposerifles.com/desert-tech/proof-carbon-desert-tech-barrels-by-special-purpose-rifles
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 01:49:56 PM »

Other than the above, you could also have the barrel turned to a smaller profile. (might destroy accuracy though) Or you could specialize order a light contour barrel from a smith. (S.A.C. comes to mind)
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 10:53:47 AM »

A friend of mine did this, shaved about a pound off the rifle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQxy1eDDFvW/?taken-by=john_the_baptist_1
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2017, 05:19:07 PM »

A friend of mine did this, shaved about a pound off the rifle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQxy1eDDFvW/?taken-by=john_the_baptist_1

That appears to be quite a bit of additional milling...
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 12:20:03 AM »

Thank-you coldboremiracle, that's exactly the type of thing i was looking for, a pound is quite a bit! Though the more i look at it the more it seems is custom on the rifle (or not yet released by DT). Not just the milling of the reciever, but the molding on the plastic part of the stock, the forend

any more details you can provide on the weight saving?
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 12:21:05 PM »

Thank-you coldboremiracle, that's exactly the type of thing i was looking for, a pound is quite a bit! Though the more i look at it the more it seems is custom on the rifle (or not yet released by DT). Not just the milling of the reciever, but the molding on the plastic part of the stock, the forend

any more details you can provide on the weight saving?
Yes most of that was done through milling. Not sure how much weight could be lost from the plastic, but a carbon wrapped proof barrel will shave off a little bit as well.
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