AR57 SBR'd & Suppressed Range Report

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AR57 SBR'd & Suppressed Range Report

Post by jgreenberg01 » 16 May 2011, 16:14

I posted this pic in another thread and I finally got to try it out. Here's a quick range report where it belongs... in the NFA thread:

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Changing the barrel from a 16" to a 12" did not affect its accuracy at all. I'm sure it will still do sub-moa once I get used to the EOTech XPS sight (it previously had a 4x32 ACOG)... the dots are blurry with my right eye (not my left though). I found that there was no POI shift at all from 25 yards with the suppressor installed, but when I shot my AR15 with the can at 100 yards, it shifted about 1" left and down.

The AR57 was definitely hearing safe, I would say it's close to the sound of my Henry lever action .22lr. I would feel comfortable shooting it for extended periods of time without hearing protection if I needed to do it. The lack of recoil was really astounding, even pulling the trigger as fast as I could there was no problem keeping my sight picture, and I usually get pretty sloppy when I try to shoot too quickly. In fact, the range officer high-tailed it over when I did that, saying that he thought that I was using a F/A gun (silly, because it was nowhere near that fast!). I think he just wanted an excuse to check out the Cylon-SBR because after he left there was a parade of people who wanted to check it out. Not one negative word from anyone about the 5.7 round/platform by the way.

I put a couple hundred rounds through it today, and the rifle still has not had a failure of any kind. One strange thing did happen though: with the 16" barrel the cases ejected in near-perfect condition. With the 12" barrel the necks come out pretty dented, squashed almost.

In my usual fashion I made a video review for youtube, and even added some sound effects and "blasting away" (just for you Blue!)...

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Post by Prepper » 16 May 2011, 16:59

Awesome report. Great job! :clap:
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Post by Bones » 16 May 2011, 17:39

Gotta love the cans :thumb:

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Post by TerryGecko » 22 May 2011, 17:15

Awesome video man. You truly are an asset to this community. I'm begging you, please keep making videos.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 22 May 2011, 17:51

TerryGecko wrote:Awesome video man. You truly are an asset to this community. I'm begging you, please keep making videos.
Thanks Terry, I will have one more this week - my very first rifle which started out life as a DPMS Sportical. It's finally time to make a video on that gun because of the YHM can...
Bones wrote:Gotta love the cans :thumb:
Are referring to the kind that makes shooting quieter, or the ones on Tricia Helfer, our friendly neighborhood Cylon? :laugh:
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Post by panzermk2 » 22 May 2011, 17:54

The latter,
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Very funny!
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 22 May 2011, 18:01

panzermk2 wrote:The latter,
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Very funny!
Thanks! Let's not forget the "other" hot Cylon, Grace Park aka Boomer
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Post by Rapier1772 » 22 May 2011, 18:36

Grace Park > AR57 > Tricia Helfer :laugh:
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Post by cHaMeLeoN352 » 23 May 2011, 11:10

As usual, great video!

You should try some subsonic Quietor from EA through there.

I wish I still lived in FL, I waited 2 months just before I got my background check cleared for the form 4, then they tell me it will be another 3-4 months for ATF...

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 23 May 2011, 16:56

cHaMeLeoN352 wrote:As usual, great video!

You should try some subsonic Quietor from EA through there.

I wish I still lived in FL, I waited 2 months just before I got my background check cleared for the form 4, then they tell me it will be another 3-4 months for ATF...
Thanks! I was thinking about trying the Quietor rounds, but then I realized it would just be for $h_ts & grins because I have no intentions of carrying anything other than ProtecTORs and a second magazine of S5s (or whatever the current equivalent is). I just don't believe that a subsonic round is going to have the wondrous effect on the BGs that those other 2 rounds can produce.

Besides, the YHM can definitely makes the rifle hearing safe (hell it even makes my AR15 fairly hearing safe)... why settle?
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Post by WolfRulz » 07 Oct 2011, 16:45

:clap: You are an inspiration - I built something similar with minor difference (no Cylon). That looks like a YHM Can adapter on yours (I went with the Phantom Titanium) - and went with different Optics (I have an Aimpoint T-1 on a see thru riser with Magpul flipup fixed) - I liked the 5.7x28 SO much (and at the advice of certain membnners of this forum) - I bought a Five-seveN to help me with my "empty brass" project soon to become a Reloading Project :laugh:
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Post by Angel of Death » 28 Apr 2012, 04:03

I can honestly say that was only the second time I've sat through a youtube video of that length. Good job!

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 28 Apr 2012, 06:39

Angel of Death wrote:I can honestly say that was only the second time I've sat through a youtube video of that length. Good job!
Thank you AofD!

I have to admit that I am totally enamored with that gun, and it also gets a lot of attention at the range. The main drawback with it though is that it's so quiet, has such little recoil, and hits the target every time... you completely lose track of how many rounds you go through.

It can become a VERY expensive trip to the range!



EDIT: I know that video was long - I am trying to keep all of my new videos under 6 minutes if I can... 3.5 minutes if possible.
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Post by Angel of Death » 29 Apr 2012, 14:21

jgreenberg01 wrote:
Angel of Death wrote:I can honestly say that was only the second time I've sat through a youtube video of that length. Good job!
Thank you AofD!

I have to admit that I am totally enamored with that gun, and it also gets a lot of attention at the range. The main drawback with it though is that it's so quiet, has such little recoil, and hits the target every time... you completely lose track of how many rounds you go through.

It can become a VERY expensive trip to the range!



EDIT: I know that video was long - I am trying to keep all of my new videos under 6 minutes if I can... 3.5 minutes if possible.
I'm with you. I put 400 rnds through my PS90 last thursday and with the Eotech XPS2.0 when you hit whatever you're aiming every time without fail you run out of ammo very quickly. I must admit I've been toying around with the idea of an AR in 5.7 and once my Form 1 comes back for my PS90 you've certainly helped me come to a decision on what is next, pretty much your gun to a T. Then a 10/22 take down to average down my cost of fun a touch. Thanks!

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 29 Apr 2012, 15:57

To a T? Including the Cylon? :laugh:

As to the .22... +1... I just got my first Ruger 10/22 - the Takedown version. The thing is quite the little shooter. Video is here if interested (scroll down to like the 4th post):

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Post by fooschnickens » 05 May 2012, 12:18

Yeah I'm pretty well convinced one of the takedowns will be my next long gun purchase unless I find another shotty at the right price.

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Post by Gixxer31 » 24 Jan 2013, 19:55

I know this hasn't had any activity for a while, but did you try a suppressor when it was a 16" barrel? I'm debating about getting the 12" or the 16". I already have a 16" barrel PS90 so I would prefer to buy the 12" AR57 upper to make it a little different, but wasn't sure if having an extra 4" would make a dramatic difference once it was suppressed.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 24 Jan 2013, 21:04

Sorry can't compare the two, I did not get the suppressor until after the barrel had been swapped.
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