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Posted: 2/15/2006 8:54:39 AM EDT
I see them with 14.5" barrels but will they work with shorter barrels?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:59:11 AM EDT
Yes, definately down to 11.5 or even lower. Some manufacturers won't warranty the can if it is used on a barrel shorter than 11.5 because of bullet stabilization problems. I have seen guys using them on 7.5 inch barrels. The gun does become much louder as you move to shorter barrels though.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:04:57 AM EDT
I just posted a thread about this issue in the m16 forum. Would anybody have any pics of a sbr with a can that had a mid length or rifle length FF handguard? I am thinking about doing this..... Suggestions on what handguards would fit with which cans would be appreciated too.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:18:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2006 10:25:47 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 10:43:21 AM EDT
oooh, I like it! What's the overall length on that puppy with the stock collapsed?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:31:02 PM EDT
I run an SWR Specwar2 on my 10.5" LMT upper with KAC RAS2. It runs great though is VERY dirty. Get a PRI gasbuster, they're really worth it on the shorties.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:01:50 PM EDT
it's pics like that that make me cry because no supressors in MN. SBRs, but no cans.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:04:49 PM EDT
That is one fine rifle.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:10:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By michealj:
That is one fine rifle.



+1
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:21:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 2:25:12 AM EDT by Green0]
"it's pics like that that make me cry because no supressors in MN. SBRs, but no cans."

With 5.56 I wouldn't worry so much- not like they're making them comfortable to shoot without ear protection anyway; a good set of electronic ear pro are about as good if you can't get the can.

For .22lr stuff; that's where I'ld be crying. suppressed .22s are the shit.


AS FAR AS THE POST:

I think that the best idea is probably a Troy/RD systems or Ops Inc, Surefire or one of AAC's new reflex cans on a 12.5 just because you can get some extra velocity at similar OAL. Otherwise if you go muzzle mount the HTG fatboy cans are pretty short, and using one in conjunction with a 10.5 will give you a handy gun. The M42K/Halo/Omni QD cans are nicer but are probably going to yield a 1-2inch longer gun without as great a lightwieght "carbine" feel to it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:32:30 AM EDT
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