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Posted: 1/7/2006 3:11:52 PM EST
Hi Folks. My First Post...I'm thinking of buying a Bushmaster XM15 A3 .223 in a couple of weeks and I was wondering if i should get the 16" or the 20"(1/9 both) stock barrel. I've read most of the pros and cons but am still undecided. I will probably mod it later but I was trying to choose which is the best length to start with.

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 3:55:55 PM EST
Whatever you want, really.

I went with a 20", but I would like to have a 16" carbine eventually.

Your first AR will most likely NOT be your last. You'll end up (or end up wanting) both anyways eventually.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:21:46 PM EST
same here.

if you can just get both. keep one as a reach out an touch ya pretty much stock rifle and then use the other for mods and gadgets.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:55:32 PM EST
I got both, The 16 is a really fun rifle. The 20 more serious. IMO
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:39:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 7:40:25 PM EST by ar-jedi]

Originally Posted By Ch0wd3r:
The 16 is a really fun rifle. The 20 more serious. IMO

the 20" is worth two dozen yards, that's it.


get a 16". better yet, get TWO!!!

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:47:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 7:49:08 PM EST by heavytank2]
Best of both worlds, get a 16" mid-length if you can.

First off you get more grip/rail real estate and the action is under less stress/pressure making it more reliable then a M4 based gas system. And in my opinion, why be stuck with an M4 profile 16" barrel? Its all about the 14.5" which requires a perm flash-hider or SBR tax stamp and all that mess.

AND! You can still affix a bayonet for any zombies who try to be clever during a reload.

Edit: Blah, bushmaster doesn't make one yet. But, river rock arms and armalite do if you want to go that route.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:24:09 AM EST
Thanx guys...I'll probably just go 16"...It seems to be the all around best choice...I'll mess around with that for a bit then start a build probably..Thanx for all the input folks...
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