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tsh77769
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« on: July 22, 2018, 04:55:28 AM »

We need some 14 or 14.5" barrels already!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 09:56:59 PM »

Why 14"?  Seems like it's not enough to justify a stamp to me.  Genuine question.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 12:51:52 AM »

Simply in order to be as short as possible. You can perm attach a muzzle device or maybe you have a registered machine gun.

1/2x28 threads would be welcomed as well.

In fact I would rather have a 16" 1/2x28 threaded barrel than a 14" metric threaded one.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »

If they were selling, I would get at least one.  I would put a permanently attached flashed hider on it.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 11:44:26 AM »

It took Pete a long time just to sell his original run of the 14" barrels, don't think he was too fond of that.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 04:18:37 PM »

Steyr in Bessemer is tooling to be able to do this. Time frame is undetermined.   They are considering the 14.5 pinned or true 13.8 AUG options.  There are a few follow on issues like gas plugs for this design and if there is enough interest to make/sell them. With the pinned design, one of the issues is what muzzle device (Steyr, AAC 51T, Surefire, etc.).  Pete's experience with the last run of 14s has made them gunshy about prioritizing the short AUG barrels.  Getting 16, 18, 20, 24 going and in other twist rates with 1/2x28 is more likely sooner than the possible NFA type barrels, unless interest grows significantly..
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 08:48:49 PM »

I'd rather see factory barrels coming with 1/2x28 threads.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 10:07:20 PM »

It took Pete a long time just to sell his original run of the 14" barrels, don't think he was too fond of that.

Yup, see his post here and mine above it. Don’t hold your breath.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 12:58:55 AM »

For what it is worth, 14" would be extremely short, and require more red tape than it is likely worth. I'm sure that the NFA specifics do not need to be mentioned here.

On the part of it being extremely short, below is a quick photo I snapped of my AUG with a 16" barrel and my bipod legs folded forward. Yes, *most* AUGs do not have a bipod attached in such a manner, and I seriously doubt that anyone with a 14" barrel would attempt to do so, but I think it (and the aftermarket forward accessory rail) serves to demonstrate how short a rifle this already is.



While I certainly don't argue that there are specialized uses for a shorter barrel (CQB, SWAT, Bodyguards, etc.) personally I would much rather Steyr focus on offering different twist rates for their 20" or 24" barrels, or even releasing an 18" barrel (one can dream)!

Below is another image showing a side-by-side comparison of the different barrels that Steyr has offered to give a perspective of the overall length.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 06:31:04 PM »

A Steyr factory 14" barrel is actually 13.8". It would make the OAL less than 26" making it an NFA SBR. Most people remember the 16" barrel length but the OAL of 26" requirement is frequently forgotten.

I have an NFA registered AUG so I want one just because.

I definitely agree that 1/2x28 threading would be far more desirable and practical.

I still want a factory "14"" (and with 1/2x28 threads too darn it).

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »

For what it is worth, 14" would be extremely short, and require more red tape than it is likely worth. I'm sure that the NFA specifics do not need to be mentioned here.

On the part of it being extremely short, below is a quick photo I snapped of my AUG with a 16" barrel and my bipod legs folded forward. Yes, *most* AUGs do not have a bipod attached in such a manner, and I seriously doubt that anyone with a 14" barrel would attempt to do so, but I think it (and the aftermarket forward accessory rail) serves to demonstrate how short a rifle this already is.



While I certainly don't argue that there are specialized uses for a shorter barrel (CQB, SWAT, Bodyguards, etc.) personally I would much rather Steyr focus on offering different twist rates for their 20" or 24" barrels, or even releasing an 18" barrel (one can dream)!

Below is another image showing a side-by-side comparison of the different barrels that Steyr has offered to give a perspective of the overall length.



I have 2 18s, honestly I wish I had another 20” in place of one of them.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »

I have 2 18s, honestly I wish I had another 20” in place of one of them.

How are the 18" and 20" barrels compared to the 16"? I wouldn't mind getting a 20" in the future.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2018, 06:35:27 PM »

I love my factory 14” (pinned & welded). That said, you’ll note my pinned & welded X95 is even shorter. I like bullpups because they’re short, nothing more.

https://imgur.com/a/BGx0xDv
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2018, 08:58:17 PM »

I have 2 18s, honestly I wish I had another 20” in place of one of them.

How are the 18" and 20" barrels compared to the 16"? I wouldn't mind getting a 20" in the future.

I like the longer barrels because honestly the rifle is so short already I feel the tradeoff in additional compactness vs the benefits of the longer barrel is not worth it.
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 09:44:30 PM »

I like the longer barrels because honestly the rifle is so short already I feel the tradeoff in additional compactness vs the benefits of the longer barrel is not worth it.

Ok. So is the longer barrel noticeably more accurate in your experience? I'm sure there is more velocity, so that would make sense.
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