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Posted: 2/16/2006 5:58:26 PM EDT
So, what do you think?
Which one, and why?

I am leaning towards the 6721

From what I have read it seems the 1 in 9 twist is a little better for easily accesible ammo and what I would need from a 16 in barrel. Not like I am going to be doing 100 yd plus bullseye shooting with one of these.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:08:28 PM EDT
1:7 is a more universal twist than 1:9. What ammo do you think won't work in a 1:7?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:20:46 PM EDT
I was reading this and from what this said and I have read a little elsewhere unless you are going with the heavier bullets there is no real need for 1 in 7 but what do I know.. Thats why I am here asking

In general for the .223:
1/7 Good twist for the 50-100 grain bullets. Excellent accuracy with 60 grain bullets and up...
1/8 Good twist for the 50-80 grain bullets. Excellent accuracy with 55 grain bullets and up...
1/9 Good all around twist ratio. Will shoot well with bullets anywhere from 40-75 grains in weight...
1/10 Good twist for the 40-62 grain bullets, but favoring the lighter side a little more...
1/12 Good twist for the 40-55 grain bullets...
1/14 Good twist for the 40-45 grain bullets...
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:23:11 PM EDT
For plinking, 1/9 is the way to go.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:30:07 PM EDT
While I have had good luck with 1:9 twist and 75gr, not everybody has. 69gr is about the max you can COUNT ON with 1:9, if yours can handle the 75 & 77gr loads count yourself among the lucky 50%.

Given the choice I'd rather have 1:7, as it will shoot the 45 grainers - but I shoot alot more 75gr loads than I do 45gr loads.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:35:59 PM EDT
Hmm looked through Ammo Man and 90% of what he has is 62 gr or under.

Thats just what I am saying, it seems that is what the vast majority of ammo is out there.

What do I need more than a 62 gr for out of a 16 in barrel?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:38:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JYogi:
What do I need more than a 62 gr for out of a 16 in barrel?



What is your intended use for this tool? That will tell you if you'll need or desire more than 62gr rounds.

Target Shooting? Do you want to shoot really small groups? How far away will the targets be? Is this to be a defensive tool?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:49:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:55:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 6:56:42 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:58:20 PM EDT
This is a CQB type of set up.
If I am shooting out anything past 100 yds Im using my bolt gun.
This is for defense, for tac classes and stuff along those lines.

If I wanted something part 100 yds I would wat least get a longer barrel.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:01:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 7:02:53 PM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:08:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JYogi:
So, what do you think?
Which one, and why?

I am leaning towards the 6721

From what I have read it seems the 1 in 9 twist is a little better for easily accesible ammo and what I would need from a 16 in barrel. Not like I am going to be doing 100 yd plus bullseye shooting with one of these.


If you're just going to be using the lighter weight bullets the 6721 should be fine.

I have a 6721 but I didn't like the heavy barrel, it's approx. 1 pound heavier than the 6920 per the Colt website.

I changed my barrel myself to a mid-length gas system, mid-weight profile, 1/7 so I could also use heavier ammo and it's lighter now.

I use it mainly for defensive short to medium ranges, target and some plinking.

If the weight doesn't bother you then the 6721 would be a good choice.

Good luck.


My new barrel thread link
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 7:08:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JYogi:
This is a CQB type of set up.....
This is for defense, for tac classes and stuff along those lines.




That just screams 75gr OTM... Meaning 1:7 twist and getting really friendly with the Black Hills product line.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:35:22 AM EDT
Hmm if the prices are right in Louisville next week I just might have to get one of each....

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:44:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JYogi:
Hmm if the prices are right in Louisville next week I just might have to get one of each....




LOL! a true ARFcommer!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:44:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:56:54 AM EDT
BOTH SHOULD BE BANNED FROM CIVILIAN USE!!!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:22:32 PM EDT
Umm and what is the reason you would say that?


Originally Posted By markm:
BOTH SHOULD BE BANNED FROM CIVILIAN USE!!!

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:34:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:36:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:42:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Because that is what Mark says when a topic has been brought up many times before.

Its nothing personal, its just his sense of humor.



It may have been funny two years ago but like George Costanza, he does not know when to give up a joke.



Oh Snap! Are you saying that it's older than 6721 vs. 6920 threads?

As soon as fools stop falling for it, I'll stop posting it, Mullet.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:57:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 7:06:20 PM EDT
You know what Mark
I did a search before I posted my ?
The posts that showed up (posts from the past 90 days) did not cover the answers I wanted.

Sorry if you feel this thread has been covered too many times over the past two years but next time why dont you just ignore it when someone posts it instead of it letting your panties get all up in your crack.

I have been around here for a while.
I know how to do my homework first but I needed to hear more, and I need to hear it from people who use these for their intended use. Not those who simply sit at a bench trying to punch the same hole at 250 yrds with a combat rifle. (You want to punch the same hole at 250 yrds, you are going to have a longer barrel and something more suited for target shooting than an M4ish setup AR

These threads would be a lot better off if the cynics and those without something worthwhile to say just kept to thelselves or topics that actually interest them and they can provide valuble information to.
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