I'm not sure if I'm going to do a 14.5 416 or M27 IAR build with mine in the end.
So far I've swapped the MR556 set-screw stock for the standard 416 with the extended removal lip, no set-screw and the convex butt pad. Also swapped out the gas block for a 416 with the bayo lug but If I go the M27 route I will swap out the original 556 gas block. The Grip-pod works nice because you never have to lay the weapon on its side. HK rail covers at 3 & 9 and surefire covers at 6 & 12. I used the Eotech since the A.R.M.S. mount would not leave marks on the upper. I have an Aimpoint M2 on a LaRue mount but was afraid the mount would chip the anodizing. I have my Trijicon M4 on another weapon but wouldn't hesitate to swap it over for a range trip. If I go the M27 route I'll grab the extended rail, proper BUIS'es, etc.
I just can't decide on barrel profile...... yet! I don't think we have seen a photo of what lies below the M27 handguard and get the chance to get micrometer/caliper measurements. If an M27 bayonet lug becomes available then I will leave the barrel the 16.5 length, re-profile and add the bayo ring.
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Last edited by ThompsonCrazy; 06-02-2012 at 04:25 AM.
Leave it o HK to pick up an American gun (ar15/m16) and build it better. I already have eight ar15s, but one of these days, I might trade a couple off to buy the HK556.
If I only bought the upper, does this mean that I don't get to play?
just got my tax stamp back so I will soon have this cut to 11 inch barrel