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Posted: 9/28/2004 12:43:39 PM EDT
I was shopping around for a 10.5" barrel. I had a local dealer tell me that there is no such thing as a 10.5" barrel, they are all 11.5".

I asked him why I had seen a lot of guns on this site with 10.5" barrels, and his reply was, its all in how you measure. He told me that an 11.5" is really only a 10.5" measured without the flash hider on it, and with the FH its 11.5".

So following that logic, the barrels Bushmaster sells that are cataloged as 11.5" are really 10.5"?

Or do I just need some more medication?

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:54:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 12:57:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Your dealer is a goof.

10.25" barrels are readily available, as are 11.5".

Yikes! I hope he doesn't read this.

Just as I thought.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:05:29 PM EDT
LMT, DPMS and Oly seem to prefer 10.5. Bushmaster makes an 11.5. Colt makes both, IIRC.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:55:59 PM EDT
CMMG Sells them both also (good pics of each too).
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:15:35 PM EDT
I have both, the 10.5" is exactly 1" shorter than the 11.5".
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:41:34 PM EDT
I saw an older bushmaster that a guy had bought back in the eighties that was actually 10 inches. It worked with XM193 at least, I don't know that he shoots anything else.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:07:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 5:10:31 AM EDT by Lancelot]
Thanks guys. I appreciate the response.

But I don't see any ten inchers on the CMMG page.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:20:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 5:21:26 AM EDT by CAR-AR-M16]

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
But I don't see any ten inchers on the CMMG page.

CMMG has 7.5", 10.3", 10.5", 11.5" and 14.5" barreled uppers at the link below.

CMMG Uppers
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:29:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:37:46 PM EDT
Yep, the CMMG barrels work great too! I've got gobs of them!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:33:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 6:13:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 12:17:22 PM EDT
Bushmaster used to manufacture 10.5" barrels. The 10.5" barrels they sold did not have a bayonet lug, while I believe the 11.5" barrels had the option of having a bayonet lug.

Link Posted: 10/3/2004 12:22:42 PM EDT
I have a Bushmaster 11.5/5.5 fixed flash hider barrel and it works great. And it has a bayonet lug.
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