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  1. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    so i current own a bushmaster ar15, xm15-e2s to be exact. its the 20" barrel, full stock, and a3 top model.

    the question is im interested in a shorter version. would i be wiser to just buy a bustmaster 16" and throw on a collapsible stock or just buy a shorter barrel and col. stockfor my current model.

    i still wanted a 20" barrel for boar hunting.

    also i know this marine who just got back from iraq who managed to get a dragonov(sp?) red dot 4x scope through customs. hes gonna sell it to me for 200 bucks

    basically i want a ar15 that ppl will look at and drop there jaws.

    is 11.5" barrel legal for ar15, my older bro said if u get one u need to register the gun as a pistol
     
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    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    You might as well get a 16" barrel and upper for your gun. I have the M4A3 with the 16" patrolman barrel, and I love it. As for the 11.5" that falls under the SBR or short barreled rifle according to the BATF. It would have to be regestered and the proper form 3 paperwork would have to be filled out and sent in.
     
  3. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    thx. i'll post pics when i get if all pimped out with the reddot
     
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    why do you want a 20" for boar hunting? it'd be easier, if you still want to use the 20" to go for a complete upper.
     
  5. Clingman

    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    Why not buy a complete upper from Bushmaster? You could get the 16" M4 barreled upper and be completely legal. I don't think they sell a barreled upper with the 14.5" M4 barrel and permanent izzy brake, or that'd be the one to get. 11.5" barrel is not legal, the barrel length needs to be over 16 inches.



    Edit... or you could use the upper you already have and just change barrels.

    http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/pbbl14m4iza.asp
     
  6. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    me thinks im gonna do that, price check for 16" barrel
     
  7. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    .223 for boar :ugh:
     
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    people do that a lot. you definitely don't need a 20" barrel though. 16" would probably be better for boar.
     
  9. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    i have special bullets for the job, hollow point and coated with some material
     
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    Willie J New Member

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    also have some Federal Premium Trophy Bonded Bear Claw soft points
     
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    what would coating have to do w/ anything. it isn't moly coated, is it?
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    They do sell 11.5 uppers, you just need a class 3 weapons liscense, or transfer papers or whatever.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I don't care, it's still too small for boar. And no "special coating" is going to help.
     
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    someone on AR15.com took down a 700 pound boar with one. i'd probably use something else though, like a lever action 45-70 or 30-30
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Why is it too small? Are you implying that the .223 doesnt have the nessisary take-down for a boar? I already know the answer to this though. :o
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'm not saying it CAN'T be done, but ethically it shouldn't. There's entirely too much room for error, it's not sporting.
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Oh, I wasnt even thinking about that aspect. Yeah I dunno about .223 for boar. :wtc:
     
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    i dont understand your objection, i also use my .223 to take down boar all the time. no problems, except for the on occasion when i hit a 350lb boar and when i went up to it, it charged. but my glock made short due to that problem

    yea there moly coated... my bro gave me 200 rounds of them and said there really accurate.
     
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    i just don't understand why you want a 20" barrel for a shot usually under 50 yards.
     
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    i use moly coated rounds in my match rifle. doesn't do a thing beside cut down on the wear of your barrel. i use them b/c my match rifle isn't chrome lined.
     
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    Stop giving NFA advice. You aren't doing a good job of it.
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Ask this question on ar15.com
     
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    Out of my mind, brb never.
    Yet its completely ok for humans to shoot other humans with it? :ugh: Animals get better consideration when it comes to being shot.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    When you're shooting people you probably aren't going to worry about putting them down humanely, especially in a combat situation. Animals on the other hand rarely have a chance to fight back, you atleast owe them a quick and humane death.
     

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