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Posted: 8/29/2004 10:40:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 10:40:51 AM EST by Cincinnatus]
If one puts Vortex on an 18 1/2" "Scout/Bush" length barrell, will it fit snugly against the gas block as seen in the below picture?



...or is the barrel in the picture cut to a custom length, to achieve just that?

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Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:17:03 AM EST
I think the barrel needs to be 17 5/8" for the smith direct connect vortex to fit like the one in your pic.



I saw the barrel length listed here...

www.msgt-maze.com/LRBm14BushRifle.html?1064805834088

I have seen some pics of one on an 18.5 inch barrel and there was a gap between the vortex and the sight/cylinder lock.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:35:30 AM EST
Stupid question:

If one had the Vortex permanently attached, to eliminate the "evilness" of the Muzzle Threads, that would make it impossible to fully disassemle the rifle, right?
Would this be a no go, or would it just mean that the rifle would have to remain in that configuration permanently?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:02:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 1:12:19 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:31:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By raf:
Unless I am greatly mistaken, the M1A barrel is not threaded. Maybe not even the version of which you speak.


How then does one attach the Vortex?
Doesn't it screw on?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:36:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 1:58:57 PM EST by Cincinnatus]

Originally Posted By The_Bricklayer:
I think the barrel needs to be 17 5/8" for the smith direct connect vortex to fit like the one in your pic.



I saw the barrel length listed here...

www.msgt-maze.com/LRBm14BushRifle.html?1064805834088



Wow.
That's the nicest Scout BUSH RIFLE in the world.

Douglas barrel, LRB receiver, all else USGI, Smith assembled with a Vortex....
Perfect.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:43:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 1:59:18 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:51:28 PM EST
Roger that.
I'm mixing up my "flavor of the day" M1A speak.
"Squad".
How about "Bush" length?
I'll call it that.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:53:06 PM EST
There are two styles of Smith Enterprise Sommers Vortex M14 flash hider, direct connect and traditional. The direct connect threads on and self-tightens with use. The traditional style has the front sight base and uses the "castle" nut for attachment just like the USGI flash suppressor. We've tested various M14 muzzle attachments at night in the desert. The Sommers Vortex flash hider totally eliminates all flash. You'll also need to resight your zero ONCE if you install a Sommers Vortex.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:54:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Roger that.
I'm mixing up my "flavor of the day" M1A speak.
"Squad".
How about "Bush" length?
I'll call it that.



Bush works for me.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:55:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 1:56:01 PM EST by Different]
www.smithenterprise.com for more information on the Sommers Vortex flash hider.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:00:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 2:05:47 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:04:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:43:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 4:54:12 AM EST by Duffy]
Anyone makes a flash suppressor to replace the muzzle brake on a SOCOM 16?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 5:18:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
If one puts Vortex on an 18 1/2" "Scout/Bush" length barrell, will it fit snugly against the gas block as seen in the below picture?

www.imageseek.com/m1a/gallery/albums/civilian/smith_front_sight_vortex_i.jpg

...or is the barrel in the picture cut to a custom length, to achieve just that?



Here it is on an SA Scout rifle.



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