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New Barrel Shroud for my M&P 15-22 carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Shipwreck, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Shipwreck

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    Ordered a Tacticool barrel shroud for my M&P 22LR carbine. Yes, I couldn't help myself [​IMG]

    I got the 4.5" version - as I thought it looked more like a suppressor that way - instead of covering the entire barrel from the end of the quadrail.

    I did a LOT of reading on these - and apparently it doesn't effect the aim or wear on the weapon at all (for instance: on the FN PS90, the barrel moves as it fires, and many believe that the extra weight will damage the receiver over time)

    Anyway - I think it makes the gun look much "cooler" [​IMG]

    Now, just need my optic in. Sold the Eotech and am waiting on my Mepro 21 Reflex sight to come in...

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    Shipwreck, that's a sharp looking rifle you have there. I certainly like the S&W MP22 and came close to getting one last year.
    I already had a 10/22 and came across a fella that had a Nordic kit for a good price. It wasn't until this past weekend that I finally played with it. Using a suppressor I wanted the shortest OAL length possible with registering it as a SBR so I cut the factory 16.12" barrel back and threaded it and then made my own shroud.
    I probably should have used aluminum but instead went with a piece of 4130 aircraft tubing I had with a I.D. of 1.125"( perfect for the O.D of the suppressor). The shroud is permanent as it's pinned and welded to the barrel an is non removable. I decided to lighten it up a bit by boring holes in it and to give it a cool look. Now the OAL of the barrel is 16.25" including the shroud, thus making the OAL of the complete rifle 6 inches shorter when suppressed than before. Finished it off with Black Graphite Cerakote


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  4. Shipwreck

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    That looks really sweet
     
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    Final incarnation - in a good photo :)

    (I just sighted in the new optic today)

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    Dubblea, that's a handsome shroud! Very nice work! :)
     
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