They are heavy I am at 21lbs of course that includes the Can lol https://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk416-hk...8sd-clone.htmlWhen Ral8000 parts became available, I got the G28 Extended Handguard, Ral8000 Rail Covers, and G28 Adjustable Buttstock set. Although the rifle looked cool, the weight is unmanageable unless I am benchrest shooting. I later got the G28 Patrol v2 Handguard and the Slimline Stock, which significantly reduced the weight, but even with a 1-6x scope, extended offhand shooting causes serious fatigue. The Slimline Stock also changes the balance, causing the rifle to feel more front heavy, and the recoil is a lot more significant.
I currently have the rifle configured with the G28 Patrol v2 Handguard, the Adjustable Buttstock, and a 1-6x scope, and total weight as configured is 12.6 lbs without a magazine. I am interested in taking a Battle Rifle class, so I want to configure the rifle accordingly. I note that I currently have had no difficulty completing carbine classes with my MR556 with the Geissele handguard/ Remington handguard and an red dot (total weight as configured is 9.2 lbs). A few years ago, I struggled in a carbine class with my MR556 and the Ral8000 quadrail handguard, a 4X scope, and an unpadded sling, but that was before I changed my workout routine to focus on functional fitness (emphasis on shoulders, back, and legs and more cardio).
When I first saw a photo of the G28 Patrol v3 Handguard (the HKey handguard) a few years ago, I found it be not to be aesthetically pleasing. However, if I can lose significant weight from the v2 Handguard, I am seriously making the switch (the next problem would be to find a v3 Ral8000 handguard).
My question is... how much does the G28 Patrol v3 HKey Handguard weigh? How much does it weigh with the shortest HKey rails attached at the left and the right sides?
Does anyone have any recommendations for how to set up the MR762 for a Battle Rifle class (which I anticipate will have a significant amount of offhand shooting, magazine changes, hiking, and shooting out to 600 yards)?
I plan on going with the Slimline Stock, which will shed about a pound. I am also considering running a red dot instead of the 1-6x scope, which will shed another pound.