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Old 06-02-2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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First I would like to make this abundantly clear. I will not tolerate any bad mouthing of my AR. Please save it for another treated. This is a question and answer thread plan and simple. My AR has been Very good to me. and I have put thousands of rounds thru it with out a hiccup. I have a Bushmaster C15, Now that you know what I have on to the question. It has a 16in Barrel on it, I am aware a normal AR barrel will not fit. I am mainly a long rang shooter, Therefor I want a longer barrel. Does any body know who if any body other then bushmaster makes a longer barrel? The longest BM makes is 20in. I would like to go a smig longer then that. certainly with the number of these now in private hands some one has to step up to the plate. By the way the Timmney trigger works wonders And before anybody wonders mine is the latest generation all the past problems have been fixed the thing is a tack driver and I adore it.

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Old 06-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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If its a tack driver....why mess with it?

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How far do you consider long distance ? Im was not aware that any other barrel wont fit the C15 upper . You looking for a 22-24" barrel ? Any particular material like Stainless ?

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PSA has a 20 inch rifle upper on sale.

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I don't know if they have anything longer than 20", but check with Green Mountain, White Oak, Rock, E R Shaw and see if they have something you like.

Any "American" AR15 barrel will work on the Bushy C15. Unsure about the Mossberg MMR series Sports Rifles as I've not handled one to see if their barrel is a true AR barrel.

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A longer heavier barrel on Carbon-15 receivers probably isn't a good idea. Call BM and see what they think.

I'd leave the C-15 as the lightweight it was intended to be and start looking at a second AR with 7075-T6 receivers, you know you want it!

Was that badmouthing?

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Just my opinion,but don't most people buy a Carbon AR for the weight savings? Why would you want to make a Carbon gun heavier?
Being a 223/5.56, shooting 600 yards is about as far as most good shooters will shoot the caliber,and a 16 inch barrel will do that just fine,but a few FPS slower.

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I only ask because some people call 300 yards long distance and other peoples long distance is 800 yards .

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I only ask because some people call 300 yards long distance and other peoples long distance is 800 yards .
i also don't think most would think of lightweight AR's as precision long range rifles either.
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The only caution I have would be regarding a heavy profile/long barrel and the carbon upper at the barrel nut joint causing some extra leverage stress at a thin spot of the receiver. Most polymer ARs that I see are configured as carbines.

This is not intended as a criticism, but an observation. Most AR buyers choose polymer for a couple if reasons. One is cost and the other is weight. If choosing for weight, a carbine seems the logical choice. If choosing for cost, long range precision accuracy is usually not the primary requirement. Also balance/handling will be very front heavy with a heavy barreled/polymer receiver combination. This may not be an issue if bench shooting will be the primary role. If doing any off hand shooting, it may be an issue. For three position high powered rifle matches, balance can become a big issue as using muscle to overcome imbalance may cause additional muscle fatigue and tremors that can affect accuracy and scores negatively.

Not saying it can't be done, but just that from a viewpoint if form following function, it seems kind of counterintuitive to build a "heavy polymer" platform.

If you do assemble this project, I do hope you will share your results. It would be interesting to see how it works out.

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