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Barrel length AR15?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by steelhead, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. steelhead

    steelhead Member

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    With the AWB Sunset, do barrels on the AR15's still need to be 16 inches? I have a Bushy Shorty that I would like to cut down and mount a vortex on . Wasn't sure if I had to stay 16 inch OAL or could go lower to maybe 14 inch OAL.
     
  2. PMDW

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    Yep. The 16" barrel length is required by the NFA of 1934. Still in effect.
     
  3. Wildalaska

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    Cut to 14.5, thread it, weld the supreesot on and its legal...thats how mine is configured...


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    Model 1 Sales has some uppers with 11.5" barrels and 5.5" flash hiders which give the required 16" barrel length with a little less weight, and no SBR fee. But the long flash hider is welded, so you don't have the option of changing to another flash hider if you had a 16" barrel that was threaded. It's up to you in the end. I think they look different enough to maybe pick one up later.

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    Just curious. What is the rationale behind going with an 11.5" barrel and a 5.5" flash hider over a 16" barrel? :confused:
     
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    Looks......Looks Evil:evil:

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  7. wrecktech

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    11.5 Barrel

    Even though I've got one and didn't know better when I did, why would you want to give up the bullet performance but shooting the shorter barrel. The muzzle blast and flame is cool to see but I'd much rather have a 16" barrel with a Vortex Tactical that even with XM-193 has very little flash.
     
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