I've got a Sendra registered lower transferring to me on Form 4 and want to set it up like a Colt Model 639 (XM177E2) or a Model 653 (14.5" A1 setup).
Does Bushmaster do custom barrel lengths? Is it a big deal to take a 16" lightweight barrel and shorten it to 14.5" or 11.5"?
I really don't want to get the 11.5" heavy barrel or 14.5" heavy barrel and I really don't want to put a collectable (read expensive) Colt barrel on a blaster.
Given that delivery times aren't up to Troll-poster standards, can you give me any kind of guesstimate what delivery time would be like?
Would 6-8 weeks be a good guess?
Since my Form 4 could take as much as 6 months due to the NFA Branch's lightning speed, I'm not overly worried about a ship date, but a guess would be helpful.
I haven't considered a barrel from anyone else (Wilson, Shaw, Model 1, etc) because chrome lined bores and chambers are a big deal to me. I'm not shooting little groups with hand crafted ammo. I'm talking about blasting half a case of Winchester Q3131A or PMP on a monthly basis. Durability is a big deal. Those non-chromed barrels just don't last. That's why I'll never own a Mini-14 or AC556.
Just as a last thought, what about a replacement A1-spec barrel? There are a lot of aging SP1 and M16A1 rifles out there in PD arms rooms and private hands. I know I'd rather use a correct barrel rather than an A2 type to freshen up my A1.
Too bad you don't have A1 pistol grips, stocks and triangle hand guards!