Aussie, thanks for the report. Glad you like the rifle!. I'm surprised at the push back they gave you on the 11" barrel. I stated in my range report from the carbine class that I had to run a certain ammo, really hot stuff. But now with that new gas block I run it at 2 even on the stuff that wouldn't cycle before. That gas block fixed everything, so 11" is no issue at all. Even with that sissy white box stuff. Like the photos btw, love the depth of field or lack thereof. When the 7.62 is avail I will be running it at 11". I'll just have my smith cut it.