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My Latest Purchase (or just pictures of your current guns)

Gatordev

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10.4". For what I use it for, it doesn't really do anything a CQBR doesn't do, but I've enjoyed shooting it and it's an interesting piece of history. At the moment, I'm having gas issues with it suppressed and full power ammo (Federal M193). It's overgassed, but that's a known issue. I have a heavier spring and buffer that I can put in there that's worked in the past, so I'll put it in there next week to make sure it's working like it used to again like when I was shooting less powerful ammo and the OEM action system.

BL: it's neat, I don't have any regrets, but it's a toy.
 

TF7325

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10.4". For what I use it for, it doesn't really do anything a CQBR doesn't do, but I've enjoyed shooting it and it's an interesting piece of history. At the moment, I'm having gas issues with it suppressed and full power ammo (Federal M193). It's overgassed, but that's a known issue. I have a heavier spring and buffer that I can put in there that's worked in the past, so I'll put it in there next week to make sure it's working like it used to again like when I was shooting less powerful ammo and the OEM action system.

BL: it's neat, I don't have any regrets, but it's a toy.
Sounds like a reliable toy, good Sir. Which loading does it prefer at that length? Ever thought of making it into a 12.5, or do you prefer the 10.4?
 

Gatordev

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Sounds like a reliable toy, good Sir. Which loading does it prefer at that length? Ever thought of making it into a 12.5, or do you prefer the 10.4?
Part of what makes a 416 a 416 is the HK barrel. If you were to come by a longer barrel, I wouldn't recommend chopping it. The MR556 barrels aren't the same thing. Plus, it's a HK 416D upper. It's iconic. That's like having a MP5 with a 16" barrel. How would you crawl through air ducts with that?

But seriously, I think CBC M193 worked on it suppressed. I'm sure weaker ammo has less issues.
 

TF7325

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Part of what makes a 416 a 416 is the HK barrel. If you were to come by a longer barrel, I wouldn't recommend chopping it. The MR556 barrels aren't the same thing. Plus, it's a HK 416D upper. It's iconic. That's like having a MP5 with a 16" barrel. How would you crawl through air ducts with that?

But seriously, I think CBC M193 worked on it suppressed. I'm sure weaker ammo has less issues.
Seems like a 77 grain loading would be a better fit with that twist rate. Have you ever tried the heavier loadings with it?
 

Gatordev

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I'm sure it would shoot really well, I just don't shoot the gun in a precision role and it's more than capable of hitting a B/C target at 300m with M193, and cheaper, too!

For SBR precision work and 77gr, I'll use my 12.5".

 

TF7325

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It looks more impressive when you just keep taking pictures of the same thing.

Meanwhile, after washing my hands twice and then taking a shower, there's still evidence that I solved my gas problem.
View attachment 21798


Officers get their hands dirty too, right? Hahaha

On a side note glad you solved the gas problem. Fortunately, I’ve never had to deal with one of those myself.
 
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