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Posted: 8/25/2005 6:44:45 PM EDT
Is there anyone here that can comment on the 20" M16 Government profile barrel from personal use found here----->20" M16 Government profile barrel? Is it really worth getting it if I will be carrying the AR around the woods all day? Are there any disadvantages to it? I have the money I've saved for it and am ready to buy it. I just need to know if I am getting something that is worth it or if I am simply wasting the money on it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:54:31 PM EDT
You will definately feel the difference in weight if you are lugging the rifle all day. What purpose would it be serving? Why not a 16" M4 bbl. Now that would really make a difference.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:57:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:06:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:06:49 PM EDT by TylerM_8]

Originally Posted By YELLOWV:
You will definately feel the difference in weight if you are lugging the rifle all day. What purpose would it be serving? Why not a 16" M4 bbl. Now that would really make a difference.



It will be going along hunting this year as a back-up against coyotes.

Also, is this barrel a 1/7" twist? Or the 1/9" like my HBAR?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:12:40 PM EDT
I believe Bushmaster makes both twist rates on the Govt profiled barrels. BTW, Bravo Company is releasing thier own 1:7 twist Gov't barrels right around now.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:16:38 PM EDT
Bushy does make both the 1/7 and 1/9. The one you are looking at is 1/9. I think you need to special order a 1/7 and IIRC you have to wait until Bushy does a run of 1/7 bbls unless you want to buy 200 bbls. There are other options like Bravo Co. mentioned above if you want 1/7.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:18:12 PM EDT
Its the only thing I carry, I used to lug it around the woods alot, hunting and such.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:20:36 PM EDT
Gov't profile - only one I want. Just wish I could find more of those FNMI M16A2 barrels.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:26:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:
BTW, Bravo Company is releasing thier own 1:7 twist Gov't barrels right around now.


Bravo Co.'s Mil-Spec 1:7 twist Gov't barrels are out now but with the upper.

They will have the barrel only sometimes this Fall.

Bravo Company Manufacturing's NEW 20-inch Govt Profile 1/7 Upper thread link



Originally Posted By TylerM_8:
It will be going along hunting this year as a back-up against coyotes.


Have you decided on the 20" length barrel already?

In my opinion, for me I would choose the 16" barrel with either a light weight or M4 profile to save some weight.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:33:14 PM EDT
Damn those Bravo Co. uppers look nice. I would also go w/ a 16" M4 profile. It is light and will also work for a backup yote gun.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:30:47 PM EDT
Right now I'm set on the 20" mainly because I like the look of the M16 rifle with the 20" barrel. Also, I have a 20" with HBAR already so I'm just gonna keep it at 20" and let Bushmaster install the barrel for me aswell.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:30:30 AM EDT
The HBAR is great for shooting off a bench, match shooting, or if you don't have to carry it far or long. I had the Bushy HBAR 1/9 and it was more accurate then I am. I shot it more then my 16", and enjoyed it a lot. I had it turned down to the government profile and could not believe the difference. I liked it even more then.

My rifle is now wearing a Bushmaster 20" 1/7. Its a working gun, and again, its more accurate then I am. As a result I can't think about buying another HBAR. Except perhaps on a CMP or other match gun.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:09:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 8:10:21 AM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]

Originally Posted By _DR:
Gov't profile - only one I want. Just wish I could find more of those FNMI M16A2 barrels.



I forget who keeps saying it, but someone has posted that Fulton Armory has some, but they don't list them on the website.

You have to call them and see if they have any "in back".

Oh, and Gov't Profile barrels are a gift from God. The only AR I had access to, before buying my own, was a Bushmaster 20" A2 HBAR. I got used to the weight cause, after all, 8-9lbs isn't much for a farm kid

When I decided I wanted to build my own, I bought a 16" A2M4 kit from M&A Parts. It had the true gov't profile to it and felt COMPLETELY different than the Bushmaster. Now, I have 1 20" A4 HBAR, but the rest (20" A2, 16" A2, and 16" A4 mid-length) are gov't profile, and I'm thinking of having the 20" A4 turned down.

Go light, you won't regret it.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:18:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 8:19:21 AM EDT by green-grizzly]
The A2 is a lot more pleasant to carry, and still shoots great. I have a couple of those Bushmaster barrels, and they are very accurate.

-green
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:33:11 PM EDT
The 20" is also more pleasant to shoot, compared to a 16" or 14.5". And like the others, I'd certainly recommend the gov't profile barrel if you'll be actually be carrying it around.

I don't know of any real drawbacks to the gov't profile barrel, unless you were building a varmint rig or something, and even them most people cant shoot well enough to tell the difference between that and an HBAR. (If I was out varminting, I'd sure as hell use a light barrel. Screw lugging around some boat anchor HBAR)
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