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Old November 18, 2012, 06:58 PM   #4
Gary L. Griffiths
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Since you want a midlength I'd recommend a 16" barrel which is perfect for that gas length and will avoid the need to permanently attach the muzzle device.
Solid advice. I've never understood why anyone would want a 14.5" bbl with a permanently attached long flash hider when a 16" bbl with a regular flash hider gives about the same overall length.

I have two 16" ARs, one with carbine length gas system, one with midlength. They both function perfectly. IIWY, I'd go with a 16" with midlength gas system.
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