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I plan to shoot a suppressed 10.3" 416. Would a PRI gasbuster charging handle be effective with this piston driven system or is it effective for the gas tube system only. Thanks in advance for the replies.
 

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I've heard that the PRI gasbusters on a 416 will eventually lead to catastrophic failure. I have no idea why, but I plan on contacting the person who stated such information and find out who their source was. I can get back to you when I find out if this information is true or not.
 

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Since the 416 does not introduce propellent gases into the upper receiver, there is no reason to use a 'gas buster" charging handle. if you want a larger gripping surface, that is another story.
 

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416 charge handle

I would also like to know if it works.I am using a gemtech HALO on my 10.5"416 and get alot of blowback in my face.
 

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If memory serves correctly, the gas is vented through the forearm on the 416.
 

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The 416 with 10 inch barrel still gives you a good amount of blowback (from the chamber) in the face when shooting suppressed. Not nearly as much as a standard 10 inch '16, but still an unpleasant amount.
 
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