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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 8/31/2001 12:18:28 PM EDT
Is there a big accuracy difference? I wouldn't think so. I know the 16" is lighter and the 20" shoots a faster bullet. Other than that what are the differences? I will be buying a bushmaster soon and am trying to decide on which one.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 1:39:12 PM EDT
The 16" could be the "best overall" AR-15 length.There is actually little difference in velocity between a 20" and a 16" barrel. Yes the 20" is longer,but you can still use it for home-defense.It's still a light rifle,and is still compact when compared to some other home-defense weapons.My personal AR-15 has a 16" inch heavy-barrel.It's very accurate,I love it.Nothing wrong with the 20" though.Not a big accuracy difference.Good barrels=good accuracy. Look at it this way....you can't go wrong with either one!!! with the AR-15,you can have BOTH BARREL LENGTHS!!!! arn't we lucky??? *hugs AR-15*
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 2:04:39 PM EDT
There's actually a good amount of difference between 16" and 20". 127fps and 98 foot pounds be exact. Only 68 fps between 14.5" and 16". [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/028/vU/3y/Rh/9m92813.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 2:05:59 PM EDT
I have both a shorty & a 20", both H-Bars. I find it easier to hit at distance w/ the 20", but I think that it is mostly because of the increased sight radius. (Neither rifle has optics) If I really take my time and concentrate off the bench, the shorty shoots just as small a group though. Go with what feels best to you.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 5:07:09 PM EDT
16 inch.Lighter,quicker to the point and very accurate within 400 meters.Past 400 out to 600 aint bad either with a decent scope.Anything beyond 600 is a job for your 308.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 5:19:20 PM EDT
accuracy should'nt make that big of differents at short ranges. Which ever one you purchase, just buy the other upper later, It's not a big deal.
Link Posted: 8/31/2001 5:21:32 PM EDT
Bigger is better! [(:|)]
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