This rifle started on a Mag Tactical machined billet lower receiver and a White Oak Armament upper receiver. The barrel is a 13.5" White Oak Armament 1:7 twist heavy profile with Noveske Flaming Pig muzzle device tack welded to bring to over legal 16" barrel length. It is built on a Fostech/Mag Tactical billet magnesium lower with a FAB Defence Magwell funnel. The fire control system is a massaged milspec unit that has had the creep and travel removed and breaks at a crisp 3.75 pounds. Every trigger we install is checked to ensure hammer notch and sear are square and properly engaging. Often will play with different trigger and disconnector springs to work on reducing trigger pull on rifles designated to match, SPR or SDM roles. Sitting on top of it is an aluminum chassis C More Railway aluminum chassis red dot with 4 MOA module which is one of my favorite optics.  When breaking in the barrel put my test scope on and the rifle would cluster five 69 grain Sierra Match Kings in just under 3/4" groups. With the C More mounted this rifle shoots better than most 16" tubes on the market, its a true match grade barrel and makes for a handy precision close quarters combat gun. Even with the 4 MOA C More red dot it often shoots 100 yard five shot groups under 1.5" and if throw out shooter induced flyers due to target obscured by the dot at range will almost alway have three of the rounds almost touching or overlapped in a nice cloverleaf.



    I have two solutions for calming down carbine length gas systems. If the rifle will get a suppressor mount some form of gas adjustment system is installed. Since this build is not intended to ever be run with a can I used a Geissele Super low profile gas block and a curly gas tube. The curly tubes are rifle length and the turn they take around the barrel allows them to fit in the shorter length system. Thus at the bolt the rifle is seeing a rifle length gas system which slows rate of fire a bit and softens the impulse combined with a MGI Rate Reduction Buffer. Anything I can do to lengthen gas systems or tune them to reduce rate of fire even if do on back end with buffer system always try to give the rifle a softer and slower unlock of bolt. The gas system was so cool looking could not bring myself to put a finish from gas block to receiver. Enjoy seeing it under the lightweight keylock free float forearm.



   Adding an AAC 51T Ratchet Mount suppressor adaptor would not bring the 13.5" White Oak Armament barrel up to legal 16" length. At present have enough short barrel suppressor guns and over a dozen 5.56 rifles with quick change suppressor mounts. On this rifle decided wanted to keep it simple so no adjustible gas or suppressor capability. Spent some time fitting different devices and even though found some that got it in the 16.25" range, decided based on the reputation of the Noveske Flaming Pig to take the risk of wear not eventually leaving my 16.10" from bolt face to end of device short and do my four equidistant tack welds to "permanently" attach it to barrel. That process is detailed elswhere on the site. The Flaming Pig basically works like the bell on a trumpet or trombone and directs the sound and muzzle flash downrange away from the operator. Its actually quite impressive how well it works and if forced to shoot a rifle with this device in a defensive situation without hearing protection would probably survive without permanent hearing damage though your ears would likely ring for days.




    The above pictures have nothing to do with the Mag Tactical/White Oak Armament/Flaming Pig build but do show a curly gas tubes design very well. The three rifles in this photo (one only see the pistol grip) were a set of matching triplets. All have FN made cold hammer forged, melonite treated (deep salt bath), 1:7 twist 16" barrels. Had scored a deal on the barrels at $79 each and three Slidefire Stocks for $99 each and it was an absolute easy decision to put them all on Anderson lowers with some White Oak Armament blem uppers (no flaws or finish damage, just didn't match the color of their lowers 100%) and Palmetto Premium Bolt Carrier Groups which are HPT/MPI tested with Carpenter 158 bolts on a clearance at $79 each. That is how many of my rifles come into existance, finding a super clearance deal on good milspec or better parts and buying in bulk. Will eventually do a page on the Slidefire triplets.


   Finally took the flaming Pig to the range uring a session where testing some other rifles on a calm day and set up using one of my bench rest front rifle rests and rear bag that are filled with lead shot for super stable shooting platform. Ammunition used was Tubb DTAC 5.56 loaded with 69 grain Sierra Match Kings in Lake City brass. While some may think there is no real accuracy potential with a 13.5" barrel but with a White Oak Armament heavy profile barrel and gas system set up to slow cyclic rate and keep bolt locked as long as possible before cycling next round even with a 1x red dot off a good rifle rest. I did swap in a 2 MOA C More module to give best aiming reference point possible and used my bench rest kit to set up a stable platform and the little rifle will shoot. Group on left is 10 rounds from magazine and on right is a full 30 round magazine and unfortunatly there was some shooter fatigue and operator error but at 100 yards with a 1x red dot I would not want to be on the wrong end of the Flaming Pig.

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