7/11/2010 1:33:37 PM rsmith0399: Sorry, it’s an Elite Operator. Heavy barrel. Yes midlength gas system with rail and Leatherwood scope. RR says it weighs 8 lbs. with nothing added. I am just wondering if 9.6 lbs is about average for an AR-15 Accessories. No, it’s heavy. I thought my middy HBAR carbine was heavy but it’s only 7 lbs 13 oz. There really is no such thing as a typical AR, but I imagine the great majority would average between 7 and 8 lbs. Weigh it with only permanent accessories like optics. Take off the sling and remove the magazine. Boomslang64 7/11/2010 2:23:26 PM Most ARs running an optic, rail system, and light are probably going to be around 10lbs loaded. halfmoonclip

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