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  • TexMex247

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    May 11, 2009
    Leander(NW Austin)
    I recently put a pinned/welded 14.5" barrel into a slick side upper. Although I have typical forward assist with deflectors, this is my first slick side. The ejection pattern was very consistent at 4:30-5 o clock and I feel like that's fine. The gun felt a little punchy and I'm sure it's a little over gassed and I am running a millercomp brake. I'm leaning towards a heavier buffer but I prefer to run a fixed gas block for reliability through range of ammo I'll be using.

    Just checking to see how others have set up their carbines that aren't being run suppressed. And does my ejection pattern sound about right?
    Target Sports


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    Nov 4, 2015
    Thats about right. You can play around with buffer or spring weights, and try different extractor spring/insert combos if you want it to tune it further.

    My a1 clone ejects about 3-4 o'clock, using a 20" barrel, rifle buffer/spring, and rifle extractor spring/insert

    TEXAS "All or nothing"

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    Mar 24, 2021
    I don't have any slick sides, but the 1 I have has the deflector and no forward assist. You could get an odin or strike industries adjustable buffer for trials? Springco spring that has different levels of pressure also.
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