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pulserifle99
05-23-2009, 12:21 AM
If i get that noveske flash suppressor and have it pinned to a 14.5 in barrel will it meet the OAL?

DanHuuN
05-23-2009, 1:29 AM
Yes

Hitman
05-23-2009, 6:51 AM
The specs are:

7.2 ounces
1.35″ Dia
3.28″ OAL
1⁄228 Threads - Fits 5.56/.223

So a 14.5" + 3.28" = 17.78" You are good to go.

Tony.
05-23-2009, 3:49 PM
The specs are:

7.2 ounces
1.35″ Dia
3.28″ OAL
1⁄228 Threads - Fits 5.56/.223

So a 14.5" + 3.28" = 17.78" You are good to go.

Subtract about 1/2" for the overlap of threading. Still has a legal OAL, but some breaks/flash hiders won't.

krushem2000
05-23-2009, 3:52 PM
legal since I did that to mine pinned to barrel.

aplinker
05-23-2009, 4:01 PM
The minimum length for the KX3 pinned/welded would be 13.6" (of course, add 0.1" to be safe ;) )

Just a suggestion as someone who did the above (not a 14.5 which would be far worse) - the KX3 is phenomenally HEAVY and it's at the end of your barrel.

What are you looking to attach it to? I'd be thrilled to trade mine :D

Mute
05-23-2009, 4:13 PM
It needs to be at least 13.7 because the external housing can be removed making the total length shorter.

Prc329
05-23-2009, 4:20 PM
I have a YHM pinned to mt 14.5 and it brings it legal and does not seem to add much weight to the front.

aplinker
05-23-2009, 8:55 PM
It needs to be at least 13.7 because the external housing can be removed making the total length shorter.

Yes, but 13.6" still gets you there (to exactly 16"). Noveske does their barrels 0.1" over to be "safe."

It's not the external housing, it's that the internal cone adds length that's not "attached" permanently (just a clip), so you can only measure when that part is removed.

I have a YHM pinned to mt 14.5 and it brings it legal and does not seem to add much weight to the front.


That's because you're accustomed to shooting 24" heavy barreled bolt guns. It's not that front heavy, but it's pretty damn close. 7oz is a lot of weight to have on the front of your gun.

Prc329
05-23-2009, 9:18 PM
That's because you're accustomed to shooting 24" heavy barreled bolt guns. It's not that front heavy, but it's pretty damn close. 7oz is a lot of weight to have on the front of your gun.

That FTE brake on the front of my barrel is quite heavy. I know exactly what that extra weight can do to a shot when shooting off handed (I believe a 14.5" will mostly be used off hand). Prone won't really matter much but it can really test your skills with a sling with that much weight throwing off the center of gravity.

Ducman
05-23-2009, 10:11 PM
That's why KX3 is recommended/Ideal for 10.5 or shorter barrels as they are heavy.

Ishoot
05-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Is there an actual advantage to this set up or is it the "it's cool looking" factor? Not deriding your decision as it's your $$ but just wondering what the point of it was. :thumbsup:

aplinker
05-23-2009, 10:34 PM
Is there an actual advantage to this set up or is it the "it's cool looking" factor? Not deriding your decision as it's your $$ but just wondering what the point of it was. :thumbsup:

The KX3 does a nice job of projecting everything forward. It's not a great FH, though. It's really about the looks factor for anything but SBRs