|Originally Posted By Atticaz:
Originally Posted By BillSP1:
Not much weight difference if you stay away from a HBAR (Heavy Barrel) and keep it 16" long. You can go lighter as well. If you really do use a tight sling a free floated barrel of any weight is good to keep you point of impact consistient.
I am pretty new to AR's. Are you saying that there are heavy barrels and heavier barrels, labelled HBAR or jsut to stay way from heavy barrels, alltogether?
I have sen HBAR listed barrels for sale. but the website does not list the weight of it and its M4 counterpart.
HBAR means heavy barrel and beyond that is bull barrel which is heavier yet.
Pencil and light weight are the skinnies.
Gov't profile and medium contour are the mid weights.
Probably the best thing to do is to go handle some 16" variants and see what you think.
I actually like a 16 HBAR but I'm used to hauling heavy weapons around.