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Considering an Osprey piston conversion for an AR

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by breakingcontact, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
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    Have any experience with these?

    This is different than the Adams Arms in that you don't have to remove the old gas block.

    Watched a good review on these on YouTube and have read about them on AR15.com

    It's between this and buying a complete piston upper.

    Gaspiston.com

     


  2. itchin

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    I have one. It works well. I had another one on a 5.45 upper and it worked flawlessly for 11k rounds til i sold the rifle. If you want one id possivly be willing to trade for a bcg gas tube and a little cash on your end. If interested pm me.
     
  3. BRevell

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    I've used it before. The piston works great... just keep in mind, if you're using a gas block, the piston must be aligned exactly right or you may get cycling issues. So if you're getting malfunctions, try adjusting the gas block before you give up on it.
     
  4. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    Indianapolis
    This would be going into a fixed front sight gas block. It's pinned/factory, so I don't think there would be any issues with alignment, but thanks for the heads up.

    Itchin2shoot, that's a tempting offer, but I think I'm going to keep my gas parts as a back up.
     
  5. A.Texas.Yankee

    A.Texas.Yankee TGT Addict

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    Out of curiosity, have you had your current set up fail?

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  6. 40Arpent

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    Heeeere kitty kitty kitty...
     
  7. Acera

    Acera TGT Addict

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    I would definitely look into that one before doing another Adams Arms. If you get it do post a review.

    Piston systems are so much better when running a can keeping the blow-back out of your face.
     
  8. A.Texas.Yankee

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    Bwahaha

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  9. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

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    Surprised it took that long for someone to post this or similar.

    Odd the resistance to change in the AR crowd. I'm surprised y'all aren't shooting the M16A2 style rifles now instead of that new gimmicky M4.

    I'll post a SCAR thread and really get you going!
     
  10. A.Texas.Yankee

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    Lol! I'm not one of those who are resistant to change or even a fan boy one way or another the other. I even looked into piston myself for a while when I first picked up an AR. But after running one for a while, a few thousand rounds, and even tossing it in the mud and firing, I never had it fail. So I always will wonder why? Not that I'm against it, just wondering if you've had issues, which would make sense why you want to switch. I've heard people running cans or SBRs say it is night and day, and that could make sense.

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