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Kind of a dumb question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Fjordforder, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Fjordforder

    Fjordforder Pierce County Active Member

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    Like the title says, this is kind of a dumb question but I`m hoping someone can shed some light.

    I`m looking into getting a bayonet for my AR, specifically an OKC3S or an M7, depending on what mood I`m in. Thing is, my AR is a 16-inch with carbine gas. It seems to me that the only real hitch would be that the blade itself would sit further back than it would on an 18 or 20-inch. Any thoughts? Can someone please help?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Seems more of a statement than a question. Perhaps try again.
    good luck
     
  3. Fjordforder

    Fjordforder Pierce County Active Member

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    Lol, yeah, you`re right.

    Has anyone tried mounting a bayonet to a 16-inch carbine gas AR? How well affixed was the ring?
     
  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Out of curiosity, why would you do that?

    For kicks?

    Because you actually think you will need it IRL?

    Seems like a huge wash of time for something that is basically useless...


    One of those grenade launchers with the shotgun shell adapter seems like it would be a lot more useful.
     
  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Duct tape is your friend th?id=OIP.Mca8409d5970d0e1ea832dc1f885b4acao0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=282&h=152.jpg
     
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  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    :eek: Wait, huh???? Rookie AR builder here and collecting parts for my first build. What is this grenade launcher thingie you speak of?
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Probably not many options. DPMS used to make a clamp on bayonet mount that clamped on to the barrel to provide a more forward mount for off the shelf bayonets. I did a quick search online and couldn't find any, but you may find a used one if you search a bit. I have no idea if they work well or not:

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS_ZZE5NsdSHkwvywQMXp3Hn-EByaV_GipnLNSd45gfaj-pV-wR.jpg


    Another option is an extra long handled bayonet - here is one, and it's not cheap ($300):

    a03.jpg

    http://prebanarms.com/detail.asp?product_id=a03
     
  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    What MT posted ^^
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If you want to mount a pig-sticker on a 16" barreled AR w/o bolt-on lugs, extra-long handle bayonettes... or duct tape (LOL), it has to be a mid-length gas system. It scales the same as a 20" barrel with a full length (rifle) gas system from the flash hider.
     
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  10. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I think you meant 14.5" carbine, not a middy... That's in the (relative) "dissipator" length gas system territory (like a rifle length gas system on a 16" barrel). FYI- a 14.5" barreled carbine length gas system scales the same from the bayo-lug to the end of the flash hider as a 16" middy length gas system, and as a 20" rifle length gas system does.

    TA DA!! :D
     
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