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Is SBRing an AR worth it?

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Koshinn, Nov 1, 2011.

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    Yeah this makes no sense. Shortening a barrel doesn't make it less lethal.
     
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    It makes sense to me for pistol calibers, but seems like a waste of powder and velocity for rifle.

    I mostly want to do it for fun, but I'll be doing it to my 9mm... not that I won't list a few other calibers on the paperwork... you know, in case I have a change of heart. I hardly ever shoot that dinky 223 anymore, now that I have a 308. Why dick around?

    For around the house, I have an 18 1/2" 12 gauge.
     
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    Shortening a barrel reduces muzzle velocity. The lower muzzle velocity, the shorter range at which a 5.56 FMJ round will fragment. If I recall correctly, a 7.5" barreled AR will never cause a 5.56 FMJ round to fragment, while a 10.5" will fragment at 50yds or so. A 20" M16 will fragment at like 200 yds? And if a 5.56mm round doesn't fragment, it just puts a .22" hole into someone, give or take, with a little tumbling action too.

    Now a JHP or JSP round doesn't require fragmentation and will expand even out of a 7.5" AR, so there's always that. But with mil rounds, you need more velocity.

    Super Dave - Yeah, I'm considering changing my SBR into a pistol caliber.
     
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    Ok maybe less lethal isn't the proper phrase though striving for less bullet velocity from a rifle and paying the govt $200 bucks to do it makes no sense to me but then again......

    This from robar-g19:

    SBR'ing has much more to do with the "coolness factor" in a civilian rifle than anything else.

    I would pay the $200 tax stamp for a select fire AR15 with a short barrel. :o)
     
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    Makes more sense than buying a $2500 brand name AR, or a $5000 1911....

    Where does the tax go that you pay for those? It sure as hell doesn't go to me...lol
     
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    :naughty:Amen to that!
     
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    You get the Stamp that costs $200.00.

    If you ever decide to get rid of your registered item, there are stamp collectors that will buy the stamp from you.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how much does an old tax stamp go for?
     
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    I sold a $200 and a $5 tax stamp to Erik Jackson a few years ago, but I do not remenber exactly what I got for them. Here is his website. Type "firearms" in the search box.

    http://www.ericjackson.com/
     
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    That's pretty cool that you can at least get some of your money back if you ever decide to sell your NFA item.
     

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