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WHY HAVE DIFFERENT LENGTHS? ie. carbine, mid, rifle.

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Old 11-30-2011, 03:38 PM   #21
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I believe you would be more than satisfied with a 16" Barreled AR.
Bottom line if you purchase a good quality AR Rifle you will have no problem with the 16" Barrels. Either in CAR Length or Mid Length. I prefer the Mid-Length Models myself for several reasons. One being if you do get a Quad Rail for the Rifle you have much more mounting surface on the Quad Rail for Lights and other accessories. Some of the good rifles are Rock River Arms, Stag Arms, Daniel Defense, Spikes Tactical, LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) CMMG for just a few. These rifles are built at a bench not assembly line produced. The FTF Members can certainly assist you when the time comes for your selection. And can even advise if you would want to build your own rifle, of the best ways to go about it.

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receiver extension = buffer tube.

The A5 system from VLTOR is basically an A2 length tube w/ the ability to still have collapsibility. A best of both worlds scenario.
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Originally Posted by Broke124 View Post
What differences can I expect between the different buffers? Are the differences mainly recoil related or what?. BTW I'll be running it on a V5 LW if that makes a difference. Don't know if the LW affects anything with that.

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Assuming the same barrel length, gas port size and gas system, LW vs. gov't vs. HBAR barrel profile will have next to no effect on buffer weight.

Excellent choice on the DD M4V5 LW... it will cost more but I bet in a year's time you'll still be glad you went with it.
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