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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/10/2005 8:47:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 4:32:16 AM EDT by gunner-1]
I was wondering if there was any disadvantages to the lightweight barrels offered by Bushmaster. Didn't the original M16's have real thin barrels that were too thin and actually melted in sustained full auot fire?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:50:15 AM EDT
No they did not melt.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:55:53 AM EDT
Unless you plan on doing mag dump after mag dump, the barrel heating enough to be warped if used to pry won't be an issue.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 9:16:04 AM EDT
I am guessing that you mean 16".

The Israeli's still use lightweight barrels on their
Colt 653's(?). They don't seem to have any issues
with barrels melting, and theirs are 14.5".
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 11:15:42 AM EDT
How hot does the barrel have to get before POI starts moving? Is this a real problem with the "superlight" barrel?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 12:52:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 12:53:14 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]
i have a bushmaster superlight barrel and its great!

holds about 3-4moa after about a string of 100rds non-stop medium paced mag dumps. nothing like rapid fire but just enough to get a breath off.
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