so after my little range test, although there are more to come in the future (assuming ammo starts to become more available and reasonably priced), I have been pondering things to upgrade. big challenge of course because of the lack of parts actually available.
I know some people say recoil is light and maybe I am just not used to the .308, but I honestly think it kicks worse than the M14 I used in the Navy. So I would like to address this issue.
I am considering an adjustable gas block, I always like the idea of tunability and perhaps I want to use a sound suppressor (yea yea I know the legal mumbo jumbo... moving on) in the future. although given the size of the barrel the deza adjustable block wont fit nor is it available, in fact it seems its no longer produced looking at the manufacturers website. kinda wondering if the adjustable shotgun gas regulators for the .410 or 12 would fit and actually perform as needed. since the iron sights are integrated into my stock regulator I would need to add an FSB if I ever wanted to use irons.
recoil/flash suppressor... I'm not sure how well the ported barrel is actually doing in this regard.
barrel twist ratio. the barrel is a 1:12 or 1:12.6.. kind of a toss up depending on who you ask 1:10 is almost too tight for the .308 according to some manufacturer specs. and 1:12 is nearing the other end of the spectrum so a 1:11 might be an even middle. maybe its just in my head, just considering if this was affecting the accuracy in my other thread.
Stock.. although nice and beautiful I honestly worry more about ruining it, its just too friggin nice, and my other issue with it is the lack of adjustability, cheek weld, the length from shoulder to grip seems a tad too short for me making it a tad uncomfortable to aim and fire.
in all likelihood I may be stuck waiting on parts manufacturers to come up with solutions, which may be never; or roll my own, in which case won't happen for at the very least another year, possibly 5 or more years. I do actually have plans on getting a shop and equipment to do my own gunsmithing and my Step father is working on opening up his own shop which will be moving up my way in the next 5 years or so