Building a 16" creedmoor on gen2 small frame

ballistic1

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Feb 4, 2010
1,326
192
50
LaCrescent, MN
Hello all,

Seeking input on using the Gen2/ G2 small frame receivers to build on.

I am wanting to build an AR based creed for carry predator
hunting.


So my goal is perhaps a 16" 6 or 6.5 creed, to run suppressed.
Trying to keep my weight and overall length short to reduce
arm fatigue.




My initial questions are:

What do you think of the gen2 dpms small frame receivers?
Can a 16" creedmoor be built and hv good function?
meaning.. dwell times, what gas length should i pair to it, etc?

I recognise I will be giving up speed on the short bbl, Im ok with that.
I have plenty of other full sized guns.. this is a purpose built gun with priority set to be light and compact.

If you would please advise any input i wd appreciate it.

I am wanting to try the generation2 Dpms style small frame receivers but do not see much "buzz" about guys
using them..

I would prefer going 6 creed on this if possible/ feasible.. but either will suit me.

Looking around yields me to 18" offerings from various places, but I'd like to try 16" regardless if it functionally is
doable. Not opposed to having a bbl spun up custom, just need input beforehand.

I already am aware of other ar15 platform cartridges and have several.. 6.5 grendel, 204, 22 nosler, etc..
Im just wanting to try a creedmoor based carry gun.

Please advise if you have any experience in the Gen2 receivers or 16" creedmoor AR buildouts.

​​​​​​​Thanks..
 

rdsii64

Sergeant
Supporter
Full Member
Minuteman
  • Aug 19, 2008
    454
    60
    North Carolina, USA
    Why not buy a 16 inch Savage msr hunter in 6.5 creedmore. Its a small frame rifle, and in my opinion a better rifle than the DPMS Gen2. When you want to replace the barrel, it uses barrels with standard barrel extensions.

    If you already have the DPMS Gen2 receiver set, my argument is null.
     

    ballistic1

    Sergeant
    Full Member
    Minuteman
    Feb 4, 2010
    1,326
    192
    50
    LaCrescent, MN
    It is a viable option, but Im ultimately trying to get down to 16" and whilst doing so, was investigating the
    small frames receivers, since I have to assemble it anyway to shave the most weight and length possible.

     

    ballistic1

    Sergeant
    Full Member
    Minuteman
    Feb 4, 2010
    1,326
    192
    50
    LaCrescent, MN
    I will have to get your opinion on the G2 once you've ran it some..
    And yes, Calling Craddock and others to see if a 16 in creedmoor is doable is a good point.