Educational Zone #183 – KelTec SU-16 5.56 Carbine

My buddy Liem called and told me that he had a new rifle. It was a KelTec SU-16, in 5.56 caliber. We decided to take it to the range today and see how it ran.

Here it is.

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It is a 5.56 caliber carbine that is semi-automatic. It has a standard bolt opening knob on the right side of the receiver.

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It comes with 3 10 round magazines and has a place in the stock to store 2 of them.

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It will also take standard AR-15 magazines, both the 20 round mags.

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And the 30 round mags.

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It has a standard front post sight.

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And an aperture rear sight.

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It also has a rail to allow mounting of an electronic sight or a scope.

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The fore end is in two parts and can be opened up to make a nice bi-pod.

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The rifle is a piston design with the piston on top of the barrel.

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The trigger and trigger guard is all plastic which helps keep the weight of the carbine down.

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The safety is located right behind the trigger guard and is easy to manipulate.

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Here I am running a magazine of IMI ammo through it.

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And here is the 8 shot group at 50 yards. It shoots right to point of aim and shoots accurately.

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Here is Liem running the rifle.

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My son Abel tried his luck with the rifle.

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Notice the size of the fireball shooting Wolf ammunition. (It took a lot of shots to catch this fireball, as it is very quick. You almost don’t see it.)

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I tried it with the bi-pod down and it shot well. However, on the cement bench, the recoil made the bi-pod “dance” on the bench and it moved around a lot.

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Liem tried it by holding the bi-pod with his left hand and that steadied up the rifle a lot.

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We also ran the rifle on our hind legs and it was easy to shoot and make hits like that.

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If you are interested in such a nice light-weight rifle, they can be found but it takes a little looking.

A great day, because it is fun to shoot stuff.

1 Comment on Educational Zone #183 – KelTec SU-16 5.56 Carbine

  1. I’m not sure how old this article is, but I added an AK hammer spring to my su-16 bipod and made it much more stable.

    https://youtu.be/mjOruQ0u8v8

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