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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 10/28/2003 10:01:07 AM EST
Many of us seem to be converging onto a variation of the "general purpose" recon/ scout/ SPR AR, allowing CQB, snap shots at 50m, and 4" groups at 400.

What are the pros and cons of a 16" vs. 18" barrel for a general-purpose lightweight AR15?
1. How much maneuverability is given up going with an 18”?
2. How much long range potential is given up going with a 16"?
3. What are the pros and cons of the 16" gas block location vs. the full length one typically found on the 18" barrels?

Link Posted: 10/28/2003 1:04:50 PM EST
As somebody who owns one of each, the differences are: - having the 18" is a little unique and it's an easy way of neutering a pre-ban barrel for use on a post-ban rifle. - the 16" is much easier to find and will generally be cheaper.
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