Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Crossett, Jul 23, 2009.
Should I go with a 16" barrel or jump through the extra hoops to put together an SBR?
I'm building an 11.5" SBR, submitted my form 1 and copy of trust yesterday
A can on a 16" upper makes the rifle unbalanced, think about it you've got 16-20 ounces of wait dangling of the end of a barrel. Plus to me they just look like shit.
and the only con I can think of is having to pay $400 versus $200
I know that barrel length affects the life of the can, how much shorter is it going to last with a 12" barrel instead of a 16"?
What about the accuracy and muzzle velocity loss?
My can weighs 17.1 ounces, I know that it would make the rifle front heavy but I kind of think it might make recoil more manageable too, no?
I'm not worried about what it looks like at all, just how it functions.
Most supressor companies will not warranty a can on anything under 11.5" At least that's what I've been told I've never researched this claim though.
do an SBR
The obvious answer is:
accuracy is a function of barrel length not dependent on it, shorter barrels=less velocity, less velocity=less accuracy.
I'm not baller enough for that
do you already have another rifle? he's right, you could use the can on the other rifles
So how much velocity is lost with 4" of barrel?
oh. you don't want to pay both tax stamps....?
not in 5.56
who cares. why would you do an SBR at 12"? pointless IMHO
it's not that, I just don't see it being that practical to have a 12" AR and a 16" AR in the same caliber
I haven't researched it yet, I need to figure out exactly how much barrel length affects the life of the can.
you can never has enough evil black rifles
just do 2 different uppers
You don't have to build two complete rifles, just do two uppers.
Edit - Slow phone postng.
Yeah, do you not think one would just sit and never get used though? I can totally see that happening.
depends on how often you shoot and what you're using it for.
i just wouldn't want the weight and extra length on a 16" barrel