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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/6/2005 11:57:03 PM EDT
What are the different characteristics of these three 16" barrels. Gorvernment profile, HBAR, & Super Light. What are the goods & bads of each, & what are the wieght differences? Which one would be the best all around barrel for target shooting, plinking, & hunting?
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 12:06:28 AM EDT
Mid weight
good barrel life

Best barrel life

Light-very light
shortest barrel life
IMHO the best choice for defensive applications in a civilian setting.

Mostly its about weight. There might be a real difference in barrel life, but by the time you notice it youve spent many times the cost of a new barrel on ammunition. I like superlight barrels. Very handy. If more accuracy and range is necessary, a mid weight barrel is a good compromise while retaining portaibility.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 12:32:15 AM EDT
the thinner the barrel... the quicker it will heat up as well.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 3:33:34 AM EDT
Lots of excellent information compiled here by Forest and other members of Maryland AR15 Shooters: groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/techdata.msnw, check the Weights link at the bottom there, and their AR FAQs contain all manner of product reviews for stocks, furniture and etc....

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