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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/22/2005 9:34:30 PM EDT
Barrel......

Sick bastards........made you look.

Anybody chopped a 20" down to 18"???
I've seen one at a match I attended, was curious if anyone had any feedback as to pros and cons. I have a post-ban Bushy 20" that I'd like add a FH to, but was also contemplating a nip-tuck.

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:40:44 PM EDT
Works fine. Handier than the longer barrel as well. Why not go to 17"? 16 usually requires gas port mods.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 9:55:06 PM EDT
That's partly why I'm asking, wasn't too sure how short you could go before it gets "complicated".
Thanks for the reply, Bill
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:43:29 PM EDT
Adco cut mine to 18" and reprofiled A2. No change in gas port. Runs 100% so far
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:35:07 PM EDT
Armalite is offering 18" barrels with the rifle gas system now.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:06:24 PM EDT
I've got two that were cut from 20" back to 18" with no other changes and they both run great. I really like the way they handle.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:32:05 PM EDT
I like what I'm hearing.........Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:35:20 PM EDT
Anyone have any pics of these 17"' or 18" barrels
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 8:38:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2005 8:39:22 PM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]
RustyTX, DSG Arms in the Industry section, has them in the EE.



WIZZO
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 9:03:06 PM EDT




Here's what I'm working with.......

I'd like to shorten it up a bit, and after seeing an 18", I kinda liked it......I will be putting an A1 FH on it, and some early handgaurds........gonna try for the psudo old-school look.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:22:14 AM EDT
Sorry for high jacking you thead.

I'm also wanting to shorten my 20" HBAR down to 18" or 17".... Being a novice in AR's could anyone tell me should I re-install my Flash hider or consider a compensator? An explaination of types of compensators would also help.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:46:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By catusbill:
Sorry for high jacking you thead.

I'm also wanting to shorten my 20" HBAR down to 18" or 17".... Being a novice in AR's could anyone tell me should I re-install my Flash hider or consider a compensator? An explaination of types of compensators would also help.



If it is for competion, consider a brake / comp. Otherwise a flash hider is probably all you need.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:15:02 AM EDT
Unka-Boo,

You've come over from the dark side............. congrats. Is that barrel a HBar or government profile?

Nox
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:14:16 PM EDT
Well, come full circle you could say

My brother decided he wanted to sell it, and I decided I needed it. Not bad for $600

The barrel is an HBAR, 1/9.......
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