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#6365814 - 07/11/16 03:27 PM Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel
100%TEXAN Offline
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Found a Spikes 14.5" CHF Midlength barrel for cheap an was wondering if you can cut down to 12". I asked Morgan but cant find his response.

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#6365828 - 07/11/16 03:33 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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With the right lathe, you can cut it down to any length. But machinist work isn't cheap. Cheaper route would just be to find a new 12" barrel.


Edited by Fishing Fester (07/11/16 03:34 PM)
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#6365875 - 07/11/16 04:09 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Cutting/threading is going to run you $50-100. Add that to the cost of the barrel and are you coming out ahead of buying a different one (i.e. 12")?
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#6365888 - 07/11/16 04:14 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Barrels in 11.5" CHF are around $250. That's why I thought id ask.

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#6365894 - 07/11/16 04:17 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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If its a midlength system, it probably wouldn't work unless supressed. The gas port would be about where the threads for a muzzle device start and you wouldn't be able to generate enough back pressure before the projectile exited the barrel... unless you ran a can at all times.


Edited by Csddarden (07/11/16 04:17 PM)

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#6365899 - 07/11/16 04:18 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Will be suppressed full time.

May just sell it and buy another.


Edited by 100%TEXAN (07/11/16 04:20 PM)

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#6365909 - 07/11/16 04:23 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
Csddarden Offline
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If it's a dedicated supressed rig, it should run pretty good actually. Wouldn't be nearly as over gasses as a pistol or carbine gas system.

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#6365992 - 07/11/16 05:16 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Morgan cut my mid length gas barrel down to about 11 3/4 that was the shortest he could go and still be able to thread it and not effect the gas port
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#6366013 - 07/11/16 05:23 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
Csddarden Offline
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Knew it would be close. Plus I just remembered... have to get a gas block on there as well.

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#6366051 - 07/11/16 05:46 PM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Cool Sapper. Gonna get it to him.

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#6366530 - 07/12/16 01:05 AM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
elephantman Offline
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Cool, post a pic when its done!

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#6366536 - 07/12/16 01:35 AM Re: Cutting down a Midlength AR barrel [Re: 100%TEXAN]
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Will do. It's going out in the morning. Shouldn't take too long to get it back. He's pretty quick on the turnaround.

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