These highly portable versions of my pistols and carbines are suitable for vehicle transport, back country hiking, mountain hunts, bugging out, smaller-frame shooters or anywhere else that a minimalist AR is desired. While 5.56 NATO is the common chambering, Hoplites and Hyper-Lites in calibers like 7.62x39mm, .300 Blackout or on the .308-sized receiver are also available. Weight and dimensions are dependent on chosen components but accuracy is guaranteed sub-MOA. I use durable, light freefloat tubes, thin contour barrels and shave weight and bulk wherever possible without shaving performance or durability. My Hyper-Lite carbines and pistols shed even more weight than standard Hoplites through the use of titanium, aluminum and polymer components in place of traditional small steel parts. Common configuration 5.56 Hoplites tip the scales between 5 and 5.5 lbs (unloaded) while Hyperlite 5.56 guns come in between 4.4 and 4.9 lbs. My large frame ARs can be built in the 7 to 8 lb range--all using standard materials and receiver sizes (not GIIs). Note that I will not use skeletonized receivers for my builds..
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