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10/20/2017 1:01:18 AM
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/20/2005 4:55:38 PM EDT
I made a half hearted attempt to sell this rifle, and then decided to keep it.

My *only* complaint is the weight...with that 24" barrel, it's just unwieldy, imho.

I talked to DPMS on friday, and they said I could go down to 18" with no problem. I'm going back and forth between 18" and 20".

What do I give up in terminal ballistics between 18" and 20"?

This gun is really just a paper puncher, I don't even have anywhere to shoot at more than 100 yards. Based on that, I was thinking 18"...but I don't want to completely nerf it for longer range shooting if that chance comes.

I disassembled the upper this morning, and the barrel is packed up and ready to ship down to Compass Lake for the cutting. I figure I'll get about a lb of weight going down to 20", and about 1 1/2lbs going down to 18...plus the rifle will be much more maneuverable, even in my safe hehe.

If anyone has any opinions on this, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!

Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:19:40 PM EDT
I have a bull .308 at 18 inchs .I dont think I've lost anything but 6 inchs of "get in the way " . It's still doing 3/8's at 100 .
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 6:31:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedJacket:
I have a bull .308 at 18 inchs .I dont think I've lost anything but 6 inchs of "get in the way " . It's still doing 3/8's at 100 .



Cool...I guess the only time I'd miss the exra inches is at REALLY long range, which I never get to shoot at anyways.
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