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Posted: 7/17/2012 4:20:25 PM EST
I'm looking to put an AR together and I would like to know the difference and advantages of a regular barrel, heavy barrel and super bull barrel. I was thinking of installing the heavy barrel. Is it true that it lasts longer?

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Link Posted: 7/17/2012 9:20:14 PM EST
What do you plan on doing with it? I would only buy a bull barrel for a varmint or benchrest gun.

Heavy barrels only exist because they require less work to make. If I'm going to be shooting off hand I avoid anything heavy barrel profile and fatter. In fact my next build is probably going to be a pencil barrel.

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