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Posted: 8/12/2005 7:03:20 PM EDT
Any thoughts/experience with this barrel? My next build will be a 20"A2. It wiill be my first 20" (i have a RRA midlength and a post ban m-forgery) I like the idea of the light weight/balance but I'm wondering if I'd be better off with an Hbar from an accuracy standpoint. This rifle will be used mostly at the range. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:06:40 PM EDT
Neither one are meant to be match barrels. I prefer the light weight of the Govt profile. It handles great.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:23:28 PM EDT
Lumpy, that's one sweet rifle. Thanks for the pic. The light weight/handling is why I'm leaning toward govt profile...i just wanted to make sure I wouldn't be missing out on something in the hbar.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 3:50:02 PM EDT
The use of an A-1 buttstock might help in the handling also, did for me.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 4:30:07 PM EDT
Mine has turned out to be an excellent shooter, quite surprising actually! I am very happy with mine.

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:32:12 PM EDT
Lumpy, what barrel is that and where did you get it?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:33:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macros73:
Lumpy, what barrel is that and where did you get it?

Title of the thread dude...
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:53:43 PM EDT
I have a Bushy gov't bbl on my flattop, and it is more accurate than me. I held a lot of HBARs in the funshop before I decided to put my AR15 together myself. They were too front heavy, so I went with the lighter weight barrel.

Unless you're a bechrest shooter there probably isn't a phenomenal difference anyway.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:01:58 PM EDT

Title of the thread dude...

But but...it's not a COLT! Do the bullets still come out straight?
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:09:50 PM EDT
I like mine too.

Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:13:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:18:40 PM EDT
Hmm. An industry partner here has 1/7 Bushmaster Gov't 20" barrels for sale. Now you have me thinking of one of these, too. If mounting scopes is a secondary issue and I want a lightweight, usable, reasonable accurate rifle out to 250 yards, what's my best choice for an upper receiver? I can get a DPMS A1-E3 reasonably priced. But I can get a CMT A3 for about the same.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:12:32 AM EDT

I have a BM Gov't profile 20" 1/7 twist with a DD12.0 FF rail upper. The DD rail is nice and light, the rifle balances beautifuly, HBARs seem too front heavy to me.

Lumpy, who makes that sling? That's all my A4gery is missing.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:50:00 AM EDT
Definately the Gov't profile.

A 20" HBAR gets VERY heavy after you pack it around awhile. My attitude is that if I'm gonna pack a gun as heavy as an M1A or an M1 Garand, it's not going to be in .223 caliber, it'll be a .308.
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