Rifle-length AR's


#1

#2

Ha! I was just talking with my coworker this morning about wanting a 20” traditional, Vietnam War era looking retro AR15. Coincidence? I think not.


#3

Same here. A retro AR is definitely on my list.


#4

I would get one just to mount in the HUMVEE


#5

Supposedly the rifle length gas set up is more reliable and causes less wear-and-tear on the guts then the carbine or midlength gas system. I have no experience really with them but it does makes sense. I would like to point out though that 20" barrels make ARs feel very nose heavy and they dont point nearly as fast for me.


#6

One of the reasons you do not run a heavy barrel on them. Though I like the setup with an 18 inch… hahhaha


#7

I put one together with a heavy barrel, and it does feel nose heavy, so I wanted to try a lighter profile on a 20". I don’t really like the idea of a going too light, so an A1 profile was out. The A2 profile just seems odd to me, since the section under the handguards was kept to a similar diameter as the A1, to allow attachment of an M203.

Didn’t seem to be much other choice for a 20", so I bought a chambered blank and profiled it like an A2, but with a little heavier profile under the handguards (I think I went with 0.780", but I’d have have to measure it to be sure). With an A2 stock, M4 upper receiver and a carry handle installed, it balances at about the delta ring, which works for me.