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Posted: 12/24/2005 4:01:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 5:33:59 PM EDT by PanzerMK7]
What would happen if you tried to run a 16'' barrel with a rifle length gas tube, would it run well, or would you have to enlarge the gas port? This is one of those things that's always kind of floated around in my head, but I never got around to looking into it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 4:06:16 PM EDT
Ya meen like cutting a 20" back to 16" and using rifle gas system? It's been done. Just drill the hole to .110.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 5:28:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 5:32:12 PM EDT by PanzerMK7]
I figured someone else had already done it, which makes this the perfect place to ask. Thanks for the answer.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 6:58:44 PM EDT
Aren't we talking about the Dissipator?


I'm not a dissy expert, but I thought it was a carbine length (16"er) barrel with a rifle gas length.

No?

Bushmaster Dissipator



Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:09:12 PM EDT
I don't think so. I am 99% sure that there is a gas block underneath those handguards and the Front Sight Base does not function as a standard gas block...
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:27:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:43:01 PM EDT
I'm sure the Bushmaster has a carbine gas block under the HGs, just look at their barrel page, it shows a bare barrel. I am pretty sure DPMS uses a rifle length gas system though, but not certain. I have no idea about other manufacturers.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 9:53:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 9:59:08 PM EDT by KA3B]


Bushmaster

Oly's K7 Eliminator has the same thing.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 12:27:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:14:02 AM EDT
That's the Bushy picture I was thinking of!

Thanks.
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