LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby caporider » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:47 am

TH317 wrote:I've got a carbine length MOE handguard on my DI Bushy and it gets plenty warm, too, after 2-3 mags fired one after another. I don't think it's a piston specific issue. Definately recommend gloves for shooting multiple mags in a short time. Mechanix work fine for me, but I don't do many multi-mag-dumps these days.


Does the piston's gas venting system near the FSB contribute to heat buildup since the MOE handguards are not nearly as ventilated as LWRCI's freefloaters?
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby TH317 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:43 pm

Caporider, that may have something to do with it, but I think it has more to do with barrel heat radiating into the hand guard than hot gases building up. Either way, it gets warm. Wear gloves and use a sling so you don't have to hang on to the HG while not firing it.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby tomahawk » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:43 pm

This has got to be the most thorough review (along with great pictures) ever posted here. Thanks, RC. This little rifle should prove to be a success for NWT.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby SimonTan » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:04 am

The skinny bbl has less thermal mass so the temp goes higher. Higher temp = greater radiation. An idea is to drill the handguard for more airflow, but that is kinda Catch 22 since you will feel more of the heat, that is being convected out. If you plan to abuse your SL, I recommend having a bottle of water you can pour on the bbl.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby andreys21 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:24 pm

I went out and shot up my SL last weekend. Put about 200 rnds through it. I'm loving it. Much easier to handle and control vs. my 6.8 A2. I would have shot more rounds but I only have 2 mags at the moment and my wife got tired of loading them :twisted:.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby STONEYARDER » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:43 am

Awesome review! Its reviews like this that sells products... And thanks to this review I just purchased a M6SL upper! Thanks RC, I think LW should send you all of their new products for testing!
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby SimonTan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:50 am

In old country, wife makes bread, tills field, milks cow and loads ammo. :P
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby Spook » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:32 am

^...and cools barrel by making sizzling barrel soup.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby SimonTan » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:26 am

I could just about handle using the OUTSIDE of the bbl. to boild water a la water cooled MG but muzzle first.....ick.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby Sleeper362 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:34 am

In old country there no hot barrels. Is so cold outside all hot is used to cook grool.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby Spook » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:24 am

rcrandall wrote:Thanks for the kind words guys, it was fun and something I like to do. Andrey, I do not write for anyone but you guys on this forum, strait up amature.

The excellence of the review is only outdone by your humility. Thanks for sharing that great review, rc! :usa:
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby Elbows » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:42 am

You two get a room! (and then you shall be served grool cooked over a piping LWRC barrel)
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby frankt » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:43 am

Absolute BEST review I've read. Thanks for your time and efforts. I'm sold--picking one up tomorrow!
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby dogfacedsoldier » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:45 pm

I purchased a M6-SL upper, partially based upon this review.

I am a little pissed off that it did not come with the enhanced bolt….

….am I missing something here, or was something swapped on me?

I'm sure a Milspec bolt will work just fine, but multiple reviews show the enhanced bolt provided with this upper. I was looking forward to it.
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Re: LWRCI M6SL Review **WARNING PIC HEAVY**

Postby Sandman » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:26 pm

The enhanced bolt isn't provided with any of their weapons right now and hasn't been for a while. The enhanced bolt had some issues and LWRC took them back to the drawing board to try and fix them. In all reality it's overkill. The milspec bolt works exactly as it should.
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