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Posted: 2/25/2007 11:41:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 11:47:22 AM EST by berk73]
so I built a 20" upper without enuf research 'cause I ordered the 20" heavy barrel that seems to be WAY too common among the parts suppliers, why in gods good name to they make and sell this thing? I thought the concept of the AR was a LIGHT battle rifle?

is there any realistic pro's to the heavy barrel vs the gov't profile? I know they say better accuracy under sustained fire, but i'm not at knob creek and my ar's dont have giggle switches.

whats the weight gain of the standard 1 in 9 heavy barrel over the govt? and has anyone had any experience with send their HBAR's out to be lathe'd down to gov't profile?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 1:03:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 2:40:24 PM EST
damn, now I'll just have to build another AR with the bushmaster govt barrel
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 2:46:50 PM EST
Send the barrel to www.ar15barrels.com and have it fluted or profile changed...
Or sell it on EE.
My 2¢
ATB
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 4:22:04 PM EST
Here is what I ended up doing, best of both... Then HBAR's are damn heavy you will like the Gov profile.

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