SolidC wrote:As for flash hiders, I noticed the A2 style that comes with the Rec7 has a bore larger than 6.8. .308 I think someone said. I was just wondering how many other flash hiders have leeway on caliber, since the standard threading for 6.8s is 5/8 24 tpi, and the Rec7 has standard 5.56 AR threading. Looks like I can get a vortex in 6.8 with the right threads, but not a Wilson accu-tac like I Wanted. I would never use a muzzle device (or anything else for that matter) that I wasnt absolutely sure was safe to use. If in doubt I would contact both the manufacturer of the gun and the muzzle device to be sure.
A Barrett rep, Tim Mulverhill, stated that the flash supressor on the Rec7 is, in fact, the same A2 flash supressor put on 5.56 rifles;
and that the A2 flash hider has something close to a .30 caliber opening. Since it does not have a constrictive opening, it isn't a problem. If you were to get a brake or another flash supressor though, you may have issues because the opening could be constrictive and the .277 round might not make it clean through.
SolidC wrote:P.S. LeoAtrox - My friend brought his Brand new POF .308 with 20" barrel over a few hours ago. Beautiful gun, almost a shame to put wear and tear on such a sculpture! Hows the Benelli M4? I'm in the market for a scattergun.
I just shot the P-308 for the first time last weekend. It is a sweet shooter. Unbelievably light on the shoulder; so much so that I've scrapped the idea of having a 5.56mm SPR to compliment the carbine I'm completing this spring. I built the P-308 from a stripped lower and a complete upper, so the fact that it operated perfectly the first time out was nice. Its pretty well decked out with a Magpul PRS, ambi safety, KNS Gen. 2 Mod. 1 anti-rotation trigger pins, RRA 2-stage NM trigger, and Harris bipod; but I need to make a couple more upgrades (a CAA UPG16 with Target Shooting Stand is waiting to be installed; and I've got to ditch the Whitetail Classic and get a decent tactical/target optic). I'm a little out of practice when it comes to precision shooting, so I don't have nice groups to report or show off. But I could occasionally keyhole some shots if I concentrated hard enough--and this with cheapo Winchester 147-gr--so I'm fairly certain that the rifle is a better shot than I am.
The Benelli M4 is awesome. It creates big holes right where I want them, so I love it. Kick is reasonable since it's gas-operated, and it shoots slugs pretty accurately for a smooth-bore 18.5" shotty. Got it upgraded with a titanium 6(or 7)-shot magazine from Carrier Comp, a larger titanium charging handle, an enlarged bolt release, and a tactical (breeching and pain-compliance) choke. So it's pretty much ready to rock and roll in CQB. I'd like to get a light mount and a stock with a shorter length of pull--the LOP on Benelli guns seems to be a bit long, even for my 6' 3" dentist--but I don't need those right away. If I can only have one shotgun, I'm glad I've got an M4. That said, a pump action is still very much on the "want" list ...