2A Armament officially released its 5 pound BALIOS-Lite 16″ rifle, aka BLR-16. The rifles make use of lightweight components, including those made of titanium, to minimize weight.
At the core, the BLR-16 uses a machined 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower (see Nathan’s previous report on these here.) The 416-R barrel has a pencil profile with a 1:8″ twist. The rifle uses a mid-length gas system with a titanium gas block. The barrel is threaded and topped with a titanium T3 compensator.
2A Armament uses a 15″ 6061 handguard system with your choice of KeyMod or M-LOK attachment types. A titanium barrel nut is used. A Mission First Tactical Minimalist stock and Magpul MIAD grip are also used.
Additional features include titanium take down pins, an ALG trigger and BCM charging handle. The suggested retail price is $2,177.