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katmandoo

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PSA 10.5" barrel, what say you?
« on: October 10, 2016, 05:34:27 PM »
i have a  PSA upper & lower laying around that i bought a few years ago (still in the bag they came in), been debating on what to do with them.  PSA has a 5.56 10.5" 1:7 barrel for $80 w/free shipping, seems like an ok deal.  I am not a big AR guy experience wise, this would be my first "build".
 
Anyone used the PSA barrels?
Is 1:7 a good twist for 10.5" and 556?
is 556 the way to go for a pistol?
are the PSA upper/lowers even any good?
should i just save the $ and put it towards a SIG 320 (even though Mr. Ogre dislikes them).


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Re: PSA 10.5" barrel, what say you?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 05:59:13 PM »
Is it an FN CHF chrome lined barrel or a PSA nitride barrel? Either way sounds fair, PSA is a good solid company.  They do have some muckups at times but they've been good about taking care of them.
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Re: PSA 10.5" barrel, what say you?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 06:01:15 PM »
Is it an FN CHF chrome lined barrel or a PSA nitride barrel? Either way sounds fair, PSA is a good solid company.  They do have some muckups at times but they've been good about taking care of them.

its the nitride

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar15-10-5-5-56-nato-10-5-1-7-carbine-nitride-barre.html
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Re: PSA 10.5" barrel, what say you?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2016, 06:04:59 PM »
I have never bothered with the short barrels since I have no interest in AR pistols and don't want to deal with the hassle of the SBR stuff. However, that should be a decent bargain barrel.
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Re: PSA 10.5" barrel, what say you?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2016, 06:25:31 PM »
I have never bothered with the short barrels since I have no interest in AR pistols and don't want to deal with the hassle of the SBR stuff. However, that should be a decent bargain barrel.
I haven't been all that hip on them either, that's why the receivers have been sitting in the safe on the shelf of misfit toys. 

I also have an Aero 308 upper & lower that I have to do something with.  Not sure where to even start there but I know it's going to be pricier that building out a 556 pistol.  With Hill/Billy more than likely headed back to the WH I should probably do something with one of them.

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Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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