There is nothing particularly jarring about firing a AR-15. The Carbine length gas system has excellent reliability and the felt recoil impulse is more than manageable. The mid-length gas system is longer than the carbine gas system, decreases parts wear and lessens the recoil from the AR-15. Follow up shots and rifle control are simple with a good mid-length gas system setup. However we can always push the system more to see what’s possible. Dynamic Defense Inc. has stepped up to the plate with a 16 inch barrel named the Romeo which sports a rifle length gas system. They guarantee recoil reduction compared to 16 inch mid-length and carbine length systems. So how does it fair?
Incredibly well. The long rifle length gas system is a smooth recoil impulse and is designed to work with mil-spec lowers / mil-spec components. The Romeo barrel from Dynamic Defense Inc. is 16 inches long, features .223 wylde chamber with a 1:8 twist, and sports a Melonite finish. The 1:8 twist is a particular favorite of mine as it suits the typical weight of rounds I’m sending down-range. Speaking of down-range, this thing is very accurate. Firing at a target at 100m utilizing a Steiner Mx5i 1-5x optic I averaged 1.9 MOA groups with reloaded ammunition. I’ve no doubt this rifle could do better with a better shooter, trigger and optic. Dynamic Defense states the barrel can do 1 MOA or better and I have no reason to doubt them based on my experiences. The Melonite finish is a favorite of mine as well, as I’ve experienced excellent wear resistance and performance from these finishes.
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