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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    So two things:

    Trying to keep it mostly "original Colt" since it's a rollmarked A3.

    Already bought the factory replacement parts.

    But since it's been mentioned, what does the Vltor A5 do that would make me want to upgrade? I'm seriously interested.
    I think it makes the gun run more smoothly and can increase reliability. I was not getting lock back on my AR, and this resolved that issue. No lock back not a huge deal. If your gun is running fine, no need. But I think for running hot guns suppressed, it shines in that dept. That’s why most of my guns have A5’s. And it’s important to note there is no downside except cost and time. From my experience.

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    To offer another point of view, millions of colts run fine without A5 systems. My guns are unsupressed, I run them wide open on hot ammo, they lock back all the time every time. PBs guns may run smoother, and are most probably cleaner than mine, and he's happy with A5s, so this is not meant to be an argument at all. If you are not going to supress, I'd say it's not needed, but as PB says there's no real downside if ya gotta have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    I think it makes the gun run more smoothly and can increase reliability. I was not getting lock back on my AR, and this resolved that issue. No lock back not a huge deal. If your gun is running fine, no need. But I think for running hot guns suppressed, it shines in that dept. That’s why most of my guns have A5’s. And it’s important to note there is no downside except cost and time. From my experience.

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    Totally agree. I do think the recoil impulse is smoother with an A5. Took me a bit to get used to. But add a can to it and that is where it shines. I only have one rifle left running a carbine set up and that is because it started life as a BCM complete lower. The rest are builds that used it from the jump. And the only reason I haven't changed over the carbine set up is because I'm cheap, lol.

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    How does the A5 RE affect LOP? How much longer is it than a milspec carbine tube? If I fully collapsed the stock on an A5 would that be comparable to running 1 click out on a 4 position carbine?

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    The A5 system's superiority isn't subjective. RSilvers did an analysis of this years back and posted the results. The gist of it was that the H2 carbine most closely mimicked the A5 or Rifle buffer system within the constraints of the carbine action spring. Assuming he wasn't a complete fraud and made the whole thing up, the comparison was laid out and quantified.

    Quote Originally Posted by kirkland View Post
    How does the A5 RE affect LOP? How much longer is it than a milspec carbine tube? If I fully collapsed the stock on an A5 would that be comparable to running 1 click out on a 4 position carbine?
    That part of the comparison is negligible unless you run the carbine stock completely closed. There's like a 3/4" difference or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkland View Post
    How does the A5 RE affect LOP? How much longer is it than a milspec carbine tube? If I fully collapsed the stock on an A5 would that be comparable to running 1 click out on a 4 position carbine?
    Colt on the bottom. They both collapse fully.

    I by no means have monkey arms, but the VLTOR's are a bit more comfy at full extension and I feel a tad cramped on a Colt. But that is probably just what I'm used to shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    The A5 system's superiority isn't subjective. RSilvers did an analysis of this years back and posted the results. The gist of it was that the H2 carbine most closely mimicked the A5 or Rifle buffer system within the constraints of the carbine action spring. Assuming he wasn't a complete fraud and made the whole thing up, the comparison was laid out and quantifie


    That part of the comparison is negligible unless you run the carbine stock completely closed. There's like a 3/4" difference or something.
    Well Mark, if either gun runs 100% then it is subjective. If it's more reliable suppressed for instance, then you win, smoothness is most definitely an accommodation. Just a conversation my friend, not trying to light a dumpster fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkland View Post
    How does the A5 RE affect LOP? How much longer is it than a milspec carbine tube? If I fully collapsed the stock on an A5 would that be comparable to running 1 click out on a 4 position carbine?
    Also know, they make 7 position tubes and some smaller A5 tubes. So if it bothers you and need compact, they made a smaller tube. LOP is not an issue unless you need the smallest setting LOP possible. I never run mine fully collapsed so it doesn’t matter to me except transport. So if you see both sizes understand where that comes from. FYI.

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    In the end, that's what I did. I have some Colt parts inbound that were take offs from a 6920 made around the same time.

    So this one ended up costing me a bit more like $900 for a used LE Colt but at least I have a 6721 in the stable.
    Last edited by SteyrAUG; 12-06-23 at 20:40.
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