One of the biggest drawbacks of the AR-10 and 308AR is how much these rifles can weigh. While weight is often a good thing for target shooters it can make the AR-10 and 308AR less than desirable for hunting applications.
Build a Lightweight AR-10
Christensen Arms CA-10 AR-10 Carbon Fiber Barrel for 308AR Rifles (DPMS Pattern)
Christensen Arms seems to be one of the few 308AR barrel manufacturers who seems to be able to consistently deliver a CARBON FIBER BARREL for the 308AR platform. The barrel is equipped with a DPMS LR-308 compatible barrel extension. If you want to use this an an Armalite AR-10 be sure to use an AR-10 bolt not a DPMS. This 18″ barrel weighs in at 2.3 pounds which is over one pound less than a DPMS 308 SASS Fluted Barrel.
- Barrel Weight: 2.3 lbs
- Cartridge: 308 Winchester
- Finish: Carbon Fiber
- Gas System Length: Mid-Length
- Length: 18
- Muzzle Threads: 5/8-24
- Twist: 1-10
- Made in the USA
Designed using precision engineering adopted from the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms carbon-fiber barrels are crafted using a proprietary layered design that offers any marksman superior accuracy and performance. The barrel lining is made from match-grade 416R stainless steel and is measured to a tolerance of +/- .0001. When it comes to accuracy, Christensen Arms carbon-fiber barrels have performance you can trust. Includes gas block and gas tube.
Christensen Arms CA-10 Carbon Fiber Lightweight AR-10 308AR Handguards
At 7.5 ounces it’s hard to ignore this Christensen Arms CA-10 Carbon Fiber AR-10 Mid-Length handguard. This is lighter than any other mid-length hanguard I am aware of. View the video here.
- Weight – CA-15 (5.45 oz.) / CA-10 (7.5 oz)
- Length – 9.25″
- Christensen Aerospace DNA – Patented design and manufacturing
- Lightweight, Durable, Cutting Edge
- 45% lighter, 2X stiffer & 5X stronger than aluminum handguard
- Integral picatinny rail
- Pre-drilled side holes to accept standard MOE rail sections
Lightweight AR-10 308AR Stocks
Lightweight AR-10 308AR Hardware
Lightweight AR-10 308AR Muzzle Brake