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    Latest AK 500

    People pooped on the XCR forever now new rifles look more and more like it.

    XCR didn't invent anything new but Alex put a bunch of features together into a great rifle and it works well. Still a shame it's not a more popular platform.

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...500-series-ak/
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    If Alex could cut a pound out of it and keep the bolt retained in the carrier it would probably be close to perfect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TTEngineer View Post
    If Alex could cut a pound out of it and keep the bolt retained in the carrier it would probably be close to perfect.


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    Yeah, the weight is the biggest downside to the XCR, IMO. But, that extra 1/2 pound or so of weight is redundancy in the components. Does it *need* to be there? Not sure...never modeled it in FMEA. I wouldn't want to trade any reliability for weight savings though.
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    I think you could at least take a few ounces out of the upper.

    A pencil barrel option would be nice too.


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    He could if the rail system was also semi modular. I think it would allow better use of mlok slots and a gas diverting design when running suppressed.

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    I still think the -L could benefit greatly from a weight loss program; especially when the current school of thought is "lightweight, highly mobile". Speaking of which, here's an interesting anecdote on that concept (but in context of Steyr AUG).

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