GUN carbine vs midlength?

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  1. net_prophet

    net_prophet Tactical Texan

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    Wel I just picked up a stripped lower and started looking for an upper. What I'm looking is a 16" but not sure which length gas system to use. I did some searching and all I found was someone mentioning that the midlength is a little more reliable.

    So what are the pro's and con's of both? :cool:
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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  3. johnson

    johnson New Member

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    Might as well go middy if youre getting a 16" barrel.
     
  4. vwpilot

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    Middy is a little less harsh to shoot and puts a little less stress on the system. If you can get what you want in a middy, there isnt a lot of reason not to get one.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Not even a question. Mid lenght gas system has less felt recoil. Not that a AR has a ton of recoil but you'll be able to shoot tighter rapid fire groups, and better see your long range shots to make corrections.
     
  7. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    :werd: Middys ftw!

    Only downside I can possible see is, a little bit more expensive rails, which then means more weight. But yeah.
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    real simple don't get a railed handguard. Also I like rifle lenght handguards. I can drive the gun harder from target to target and be more stable.

    I really like the look of the 16" or 14.5" with a low profile gas block and a rifle lenght handguard. Sexy.
     
  9. thegooch

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    well fuck
     
  10. Dobis P.R.

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    the midlength has a longer sight radius

    ftw?
     
  11. saxman

    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    love my middy
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  12. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Bet that trigger is smooth. :naughty:
     
  13. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I prefer my midlength.
     
  14. Go with the middy.
     
  15. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    middy all the way
     
  16. fr0ng

    fr0ng don't mind me, just passing through

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    but why?

    less recoil? less jamming?
     
  17. Willie J

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    the ar was built on the full length 20" platform. when the military shortened it down to 16", they had to shorten the gas system. Shorter gas tubes with the same round means higher pressures, and more stress. also the 16" middy has a longer distance from the front post to the rear site allowing for more accurate shots over a distance

    teh pure sex of the barrel and longer rails too
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    Soybomb New Member

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    I don't think not being midlength on a 16" is a deal breaker, I wouldn't pass up a great deal on a carbine upper for it, but if you're paying the same price you should get mid. Plus it looks sessier.

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    If I float it there's a good chance I'll go with a rifle length tube.
     
  19. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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    CMMMG LW barrel Soy?
     
  20. Soybomb

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    yup :big grin:
     

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