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    Re-Barrel ACR to N/R.

    Hello.
    Going to Re-barrel my 16.5" ACR to 18.5 to get it classed N/R.
    There are a few options to get this done. I am last on the boat as the ACR has been around a number of years.

    There are 2 factory options. Both 18.5".
    One is 5.56 and the other is 450 Bushmaster.
    $940 and $1150 respectively.
    This would be an easy swap.....just basically get a Verification done.
    I would also have 2 functional barrel systems.

    Another option is to send off my weapon. Let's say Arms East for example. They will replace my barrel and get the N/R status change done for $500. I will only have one barrel system and a stripped 16" barrel.

    Anyone wanna throw in 2 cents? Better choice?

    Buy the complete 18.5" 5.56 system (maybe? send my 16.5" off to be re-barreled as a 10.5 or 11.5"?)

    Buy the 18.5" 450....and keep the 16.5" in the closet...

    My main objective is to get it N/R asap.
    Previously- Rivetc78 from CGN

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    if you have the money, 450

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    I did a couple of 300 Blackout barrels for ACRs a few years ago. Apparently they worked well. Biggest issue with the ACR is getting hold of a bbl extension.

    Whatever caliber you choose. it would be a good idea to keep a 556 bbl as that is the most common caliber and the easiest ammo to get hold of. I'm a big fan of the 300 BLK. Personally I'd reconsider any caliber that might be difficult to source components for.

    In the future, sources for certain components may be limited. Calibers like 556 and 300 BLK are easy to source components for.

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    The .450 is a great deal more expensive than .223. SFRC, for example, .450 starts at $37.95 per 20. Limited in bullet weights to 250's or 260's too. .223 runs $7.99 per 20 for steel cased Barnaul stuff. $11.95 for Federal 55 grain FMJ's.
    Epp's wants $33.99 for Federal 300 grain SP. $8.99 for Federal AE 55 grain FMJ.
    Neither place lists .450 brass.
    Might be an idea to wait and see what Junior is going to do before spending any money though.

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    Restricted. On Juniors list.
    Non-R. Sorry, I sold it.....
    Previously- Rivetc78 from CGN

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    I'd be spending the $500 and getting the 5.56 non-restricted conversion happening as soon as possible.

    I believe you can also buy full barrel assemblies in shorter lengths for reasonable prices... you know, for future potential use if the laws become reasonable again.

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    Short Full barrel assemblies are long gone.
    I could buy a 18.5 Full barrel assembly and get my current 16.5" re barreled to a 11.5 or 12.5
    Previously- Rivetc78 from CGN

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    Took 9 days but transfer approved.
    Now what..besides fondling it for about 2 hours today. Should have picked up one of these ages ago. Love it.
    Think I will order that complete assembly. That way I have two complete barrels and I can send the 16.5 to be re-barreled to a 12.5 at my leisure. Maybe a 12.5 .300 BLK.
    Previously- Rivetc78 from CGN

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    Got it back from arms east couple weeks ago.
    Beautiful.
    Sad that the paperwork to make it N/R will probably never happen
    Previously- Rivetc78 from CGN

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    The rifle is what it is, regardless of what the paperwork says. It fulfills all the requirements to be non-restricted then it is non-restricted, registration be damned.

    Something like the AR15 is restricted by name and not by features thus cannot be converted to non-restricted.

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