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Posted: 1/1/2004 2:38:25 PM EDT
I was looking at Bushmaster's site at preban uppers and I saw the 11.5" upper with a 5.5" flash hider. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of this when compared to the flash hider of a regular preban 16" M4 Upper?
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:41:35 PM EDT
Advantages:  Some people think it looks cool

Disadvantages: Everything else.  You get the performance of an 11.5" barrel but the lenght of a 16".
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:53:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 3:02:20 PM EDT by DarkStar]
I also like the way the 11.5 w/5.5 FS looks, but if I were to do it again I'd get the 16" with the slip over flash suppressor... Much better velocity, reliability and still have 'the look'.  The 11.5 with the 5.5" FS really is pointless...

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[url]www.bushmaster.com/shopping/brakes/mmt-0019.asp[/url]

Link Posted: 1/1/2004 2:54:30 PM EDT
LOL, its amazing the number of products that have no (or sometimes adverse) effect on performance that people buy because they look cool.  Guns and cars especially.
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 7:46:48 PM EDT
When I got my Pre-Ban Bushy Carbine I opted for the 16" Barrel and the 5.5" flash Suppressor that slips over it. I gotta admit, at the time it was strictly the look thing. I Know I wanted the 16" HBAR (Way better Ballistics to a 11.5" barrel)  (I have a preference to HBARS, always Have) and the slip over 5.5" flash Suppressor was a cool option.looking back 10 years later, now that I made it a flat top, got the Aimpoint, gonna get a RAS for it I still like the looks of it. and the cool think is that every body has a M-4 profile barrel, but I don't see a lot of the 5.5: flash Suppresors. so I still feel kinda cool!!!! and I would have to agree with drew5337. Guns are alot like cars and That was the only thing that steered me to the slip over flash suppressor. whether or not it does a better job of concealing the flash over an A-2 Compensator. have no Idea!!, But then again, I do pretty much most of my shooting in the daylight!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 8:09:01 AM EDT
Yeah but more people do cool things to their guns and stuff because they either will never use their guns for what they are intended for...or hope they never have to...like me...I pray I never have to use my guns in anger..
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 8:45:47 AM EDT
The 11.5" /5.5" combo is perfect for pistol caliber uppers...but it's a drawback with the 5.56.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 10:16:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Colt_sporter:
Yeah but more people do cool things to their guns and stuff because they either will never use their guns for what they are intended for...or hope they never have to...like me...I pray I never have to use my guns in anger..
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