GUN Putting together an upper for my suppressor

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  1. Crossett

    Crossett New Member

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    Should I go with a 16" barrel or jump through the extra hoops to put together an SBR?

    Pros/Cons?
     
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    I'm building an 11.5" SBR, submitted my form 1 and copy of trust yesterday :h5:
     
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    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.
     
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    and the only con I can think of is having to pay $400 versus $200
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  8. thegooch

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    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.
     
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    do an SBR
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    The obvious answer is:
    BOTH
     
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    accuracy is a function of barrel length not dependent on it, shorter barrels=less velocity, less velocity=less accuracy.
     
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    I'm not baller enough for that :wtc:
     
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    do you already have another rifle? he's right, you could use the can on the other rifles
     
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    So how much velocity is lost with 4" of barrel?
     
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    oh. you don't want to pay both tax stamps....?
     
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    not in 5.56
     
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    who cares. why would you do an SBR at 12"? pointless IMHO
     
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    ahh
     
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    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
     
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    I haven't researched it yet, I need to figure out exactly how much barrel length affects the life of the can.
     
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    you can never has enough evil black rifles :naughty:

    just do 2 different uppers
     
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    You don't have to build two complete rifles, just do two uppers.

    Edit - Slow phone postng.
     
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    Yeah, do you not think one would just sit and never get used though? I can totally see that happening.
     
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    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
     

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