My blasters. More info in other posts but left is all Palmetto and right is DelTon with PCF.
OK edit because Palmetto has several lines and I guess they are somewhat confusing/misleading. So here is how I went about this one (the rifle on the left). I landed the “Freedom” upper w/o BCG on one of their holiday deals. They had the Premium BCGs on special at the same time, so I grabbed one. The Premium line is what it sounds like (apparently) - premium. Your BCG is a work horse component of your rifle. The lower was a complete blem Classic. So if you’re wondering what “Freedom” rifle that is, I guess it isn’t technically. It’s just a PSA mut.
And, side note, jeez tumblr, fail at portrait orientation image resizing. View the full-size image or visit my blog for pics that don’t suck.
Bam, that Aero precision mount. Blaster just lost 6 ounces! The Burris PEPR mount is a good bargain, but it’s just too heavy. It also set the optic ever so slightly off center from the bore, which I found annoying, but not a big deal. As pictured, 8lbs, 4oz with that chubby barrel behind the front sight and the SWFA 1-4x coming in at like 17ounces - 1lb, 4oz optic and mount combined weight. Other than the 1″ tube Mark AR line from Leupold, this is one of the lightest 1-4x combos that I am aware of.
Just wasn’t digging the Magpul M-Lok covers, so those are gone except for a couple on the bottom in the event I rest the rifle there in a barricade or something. I also noticed that UTG put out some sights that didn’t quite look like your average hokey Chinese BUIS - like maybe they put some thought and effort into them. They just showed up today and initial impressions are pretty positive. More on that in later posts.