The must for any M240 owner looking to lighten the load the 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit from Ohio Ordnance Works has what you need. Perhaps best known for their semi-auto M1918A2 BAR and the modernized HCAR, Ohio Ordnance Works also offer a semi-automatic Browning M2 and a semi-auto M240. The new 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit has a shorter, lightened barrel with a lightweight bipod and a new railed forend for accessory mounting. The barrel has been shortened down to about 14 inches and an M240 converted with the kit will weigh in at around 22.3 lbs or 10.1 kg. The kit has an MSRP of $2,650.
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Here’s what Ohio Ordnance Works has to say about the Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit:
The OOW 240P-SLR is a belt-fed, air cooled Rifle, capable of sustained and accurate fire while using a shorter and lighter barrel, M4 style collapsible stock, removable lightweight bipod and a foregrip due to the new bottom picatinny rail.
This conversion takes your standard “Bravo” configuration weighing in at 27.5 lbs. and an over all length of 49 inches. Bringing it down to 22.3 lbs. with an over all length of 41.25 inches.
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny Rails on the top cover and at the 3,6, and 9 o’clock positions of the forend allow for the mounting of numerous accessories including laser devices, lights, night vision, thermal, day optics, and various foregrips and bipods.
The new shorter barrel features dimpling which reduces weight while increasing heat dissipation with no loss of strength or durability.
Find out more about the new 240 Patrol-SLR Conversion Kit for the M240 over at Ohio Ordnance Works website – www.oowinc.com
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