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    Max range for 10" AR?

    What is the maximum range an AR with a 10" barrel is usable to? Is an 11.5" barrel substancially more capable?
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    What do you mean by useable, are we talking about accuracy or lethality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ball29 View Post
    What do you mean by useable, are we talking about accuracy or lethality?

    Lethality I guess, but I was going to leave that open. Accuracy I think is not really an issue.
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    Check out some of TRIDENT82's threads on his shooting with his 10.5" out to 300 yards.

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    This would be the place for Trident82 and markm to chime in but here is a thread for 10.5"

    I tried searching for some of Trident's threads and his youtube page...they fell off the edge of the internetz
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    I've shot 10.3" guns out to 600 meters, and achieved far more hits than misses, and stuffing a 77gr bullet through someone's torso at any velocity is not a way to ensure a long a prosperous life.

    The energetic frag range is greatly reduced from that of a 20" or 14.5" barrel when all other variables are equal, but exactly what that range is is highly dependant on bullet type and construction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Failure2Stop View Post

    The energetic frag range is greatly reduced from that of a 20" or 14.5" barrel when all other variables are equal, but exactly what that range is is highly dependant on bullet type and construction.
    I'm curious if there is a general range? I've read before that 50-75 yards max for reliable bullet performance out of a 10.5" barrel.

    Does adding a suppressor increase this distance and bullet velocity?

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    AHHAHA ask trident!
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