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Dannicus
12-08-2011, 11:58 AM
Been looking around and I can't seem to find any manufacturer that builds a rifle length (20") piston AR? Anybody seen one?

Uruz003
12-08-2011, 12:01 PM
LWRC does have a 20" option for their REPR, but that's only in 7.62.

Are you looking specifically for 5.56?

chicoredneck
12-08-2011, 12:06 PM
Ahhh, you see, piston ARs are high speed, low drag, mega cool operator sexy. Everybody knows that 20" ARs are slow, sloppy, and mega not cool. Hence, they are not offered for sale. Too bad...:rolleyes:
































JK... OMG.... JK!

Dannicus
12-08-2011, 12:07 PM
Yeah, 5.56 would be my preference. I see Adams Arms makes a conversion. Might have to give that a try.

SFCRoOKs
12-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Dont do a Piston conversion

Dannicus
12-08-2011, 2:33 PM
If I got the piston kit, I think I'd do a complete build. The revised carrier assy sounds like it may help with tilt. If get it and it doesn't work, I'll just get a refund and go DI. I'd like to find a factory assembled piston kit in rifle length, tho.

HK Dave
12-08-2011, 3:05 PM
Can we ask... why?

HKDoc
12-08-2011, 3:19 PM
The hk sl8 is not an ar but has a nice 20" barrel. It's pretty heavy and probably more of a bench rifle....

Dannicus
12-08-2011, 3:21 PM
Can we ask... why?

You got someone on ur lap?

Colt-45
12-08-2011, 3:44 PM
LWRC does have a 20" option for their REPR, but that's only in 7.62.

Yup, the REPR is the only one that comes to mind. POF might have one too.

HK Dave
12-08-2011, 4:08 PM
You got someone on ur lap?

???

Cupcakus
12-08-2011, 5:15 PM
I'm 90% positive there are aftermarket 20" barrels for my LMT MRP. I've seen builds with them. Not an inexpensive option, but Piston AR's usually are.

Don29palms
12-08-2011, 5:57 PM
Call Addax

Michaeln
12-26-2011, 7:24 PM
It's not really an ar but I have a H&K SL8-6 which is a 5.56 gas piston rifle with a 20" barrel. I have two of them. One well used =and the other brand new. The accuracy is unbelievable and they're cool looking much like a SCAR. The only issue I see is that the mags are single stack. It's the finest 5.56 rifle out there and the standard barrel is 5.56. One hitch though is that they're expensive. My latest purchase for the new one was $1900. Well worth the money though. It's the finest shooting and most accurate 5.56 I've ever shot.

Michaeln
12-26-2011, 7:29 PM
Short barreled AR's are pretty much useless unless you're a cop or in the military. They're not very accurate in 5.56 and you can't really hunt with them because they bullets are too light. If you buy the heavier hunting rounds you'll need two more inches of barrel to make them work.

So why do you guys have short barreled ARs? It's because they look cool. That's it. There's no other reason than looking cool at the range. If you're shooting competition like 3 gun you need an 18 or 20" barrel anyway.

Noah3683
12-26-2011, 7:36 PM
:confused: for one the HK looks nothing like a SCAR. 2 what does your second post have to do with the OP like at all? 3. I've seen WAY more 16" bbl AR's than 18 or 20 in 3 gun, they also shoot heavier rounds just fine and most are very accurate.

Sniper3142
12-27-2011, 7:35 AM
Short barreled AR's are pretty much useless unless you're a cop or in the military. They're not very accurate in 5.56 and you can't really hunt with them because they bullets are too light. If you buy the heavier hunting rounds you'll need two more inches of barrel to make them work.

So why do you guys have short barreled ARs? It's because they look cool. That's it. There's no other reason than looking cool at the range. If you're shooting competition like 3 gun you need an 18 or 20" barrel anyway.


WTH are you talking about?!?

The shortest barrel length that is normally legally available here in California is 16 inches. And that is PLENTY LONG enough for those that actually know how to shoot. A 16" barrelled AR15 in .223/5.56mm can be accurate out to 500 or 600 yards with the right ammo. Plenty of varmits have been taken out that far and longer with the .223/5.56mm round. And if the caliber is changed to something like the .204 Ruger, 6.8 SPC II, or 6.5 Grendel, an AR15 with a 16" barrel makes a very good hunting platform out to 300 + yards.

Striker
12-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Short barreled AR's are pretty much useless unless you're a cop or in the military. They're not very accurate in 5.56 and you can't really hunt with them because they bullets are too light. If you buy the heavier hunting rounds you'll need two more inches of barrel to make them work.

So why do you guys have short barreled ARs? It's because they look cool. That's it. There's no other reason than looking cool at the range. If you're shooting competition like 3 gun you need an 18 or 20" barrel anyway.

Please give some facts supporting your conclusions.

SFCRoOKs
12-27-2011, 10:33 AM
Please give some facts supporting your conclusions.

CO-SIGN id like to see facts too