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This is a discussion on AR-556 Barrel heat within the Ruger Semi-Auto forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by bubba68 Yep, unless the op plans on going out and just doing mag dumps all the time the barrel will probably out ...


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Old March 10th, 2020, 04:47 PM   #31
 
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Yep, unless the op plans on going out and just doing mag dumps all the time the barrel will probably out live him.
I hear ya bubba, the AR is not classified as a “Precision Rifle”....it may not be MOA Accurate at 500yds, but it’s still “torso accurate.”. at that distance.

Like you said earlier, buy a complete upper and be done with it, problem solved.



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I've seen a few of those over the years. Always wished someone would hand me one with a "boatload" of ammo and say "COOK IT !!!"

Not that I haven't pushed a few of mine, but I've never burned out a barrel or melted the handguard.
I would need eod suit with heavy ballistic protection before I would do it with somebody else firearm. I have driven one or two of mine fast as well, but never burnt out a barrel either. My dissy equipped with a fostech echo II trigger comes to mind. It tends to get warm at times but not any where close to cooking off temps.
To be honest I have never worried about getting any of mine that hot, I prefer shooting small groups so blasting away is counter productive. Even shooting combat style shoot and move I don't run mine that hot. Now if the zombie apocalypse really happens than I may see how much one can take.
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My old buddy Tacky loves these AR threads, it’s in his wheel house........Am I lying Tack???

Nope, your not lying, I do tend to enjoy these threads, in particular since I have spent so much time building, wrenching, reloading for, and shooting them. I have an attraction to military type fireams, but then again I am drawn to tradtional firearms like bolt guns, pumps, levers, revolvers, and double barrel break actions ttoo. If its a good firearm, chances are I am a fan of them. My ar collection is very diverse, none are duplicates, or exactly the same. See what I mean? I cant remember if all of them are in the family portrait, seems I missed a few on photo day.
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Nope, your not lying, I do tend to enjoy these threads, in particular since I have spent so much time building, wrenching, reloading for, and shooting them. I have an attraction to military type fireams, but then again I am drawn to tradtional firearms like bolt guns, pumps, levers, revolvers, and double barrel break actions ttoo. If its a good firearm, chances are I am a fan of them. My ar collection is very diverse, none are duplicates, or exactly the same. See what I mean? I cant remember if all of them are in the family portrait, seems I missed a few on photo day.
Would you come talk to my wife, she thinks 3 ARs is enough!!!! LOLOLOL!!!!
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Would you come talk to my wife, she thinks 3 ARs is enough!!!! LOLOLOL!!!!
I could try, but you may take an approach like I did. My wife is also a gun nut. I taught her how to shoot not long after we met, she had never fired a gun before. Fast foward several years. She has an ar in 5.56, 25-45 sharps, and 308win that I built. Thats not including the ak, 243win boltgun for hunting ,several pistols and shotguns she has. I got lucky.

Some ask me " Hey why did you teach your wife to shoot, doesn't that worry you?" I say nope sure doesn't.........atleast I will not suffer.
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I could try, but you may take an approach like I did. My wife is also a gun nut. I taught her how to shoot not long after we met, she had never fired a gun before. Fast foward several years. She has an ar in 5.56, 25-45 sharps, and 308win that I built. Thats not including the ak, 243win boltgun for hunting ,several pistols and shotguns she has. I got lucky.

Some ask me " Hey why did you teach your wife to shoot, doesn't that worry you?" I say nope sure doesn't.........atleast I will not suffer.
My wife is a better shot than me with a handgun and she loves her AR as well. She is generous with getting reloading supplies etc as well. I'm sure I can sell her on some different "feature" for another AR. She is wanting an AR pistol...............
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My wife is a better shot than me with a handgun and she loves her AR as well. She is generous with getting reloading supplies etc as well. I'm sure I can sell her on some different "feature" for another AR. She is wanting an AR pistol...............
I see, I have 1 pistol, and its LOUD. I recommend a blast diverter or flashcan if you decide to pull the trigger. That will keep the blast away from you, and make a more enjoyable experience. I would also recommend a carbine length gas to reduce your chances of having gas problems you will have to remedy. Mine is a 11.5.

My wife got Into the walking dead series for a couple seasons, then saw a spikes zombie hunter lower I was helping a friend with, decided she had to have one, so her 25-45 has a zombie hunter spikes on it. She doesn't even watch the show anymore.
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Nope, your not lying, I do tend to enjoy these threads, in particular since I have spent so much time building, wrenching, reloading for, and shooting them. I have an attraction to military type fireams, but then again I am drawn to tradtional firearms like ttoo. If its a good firearm, chances are I am a fan of them. My ar collection is very diverse, none are duplicates, or exactly the same. See what I mean? I cant remember if all of them are in the family portrait, seems I missed a few on photo day.
Same here. My collection is very diverse too, none are duplicates, or exactly the same. If its a good firearm (regardless of semi auto, bolt guns, pumps, levers, revolvers, or double barrel, chances are I am a fan and been a life long collector. Everyone needs a hobby.
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Same here. My collection is very diverse too, none are duplicates, or exactly the same. If its a good firearm (regardless of semi auto, bolt guns, pumps, levers, revolvers, or double barrel, chances are I am a fan and been a life long collector. Everyone needs a hobby.

Yep, and its a hobby we deeply enjoy. I wouldn't change a thing except adding several more to my collection, oh yeah and getting a bigger toy box to secure them.
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