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Posted: 8/12/2005 2:21:42 PM EDT
Im going to get a ABS bbl for my new AR build, it would be used for hiking and small game hunting/coyote hunting and Target shooting what profile should I get?

HBAR?
Recon/Medium weight?
?

thanks
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:43:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 2:44:39 PM EDT by eklikwhoa]
i light one?



my recon build is pretty light and i feel i could lug it around all day.


got the bbl from denny though.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 2:55:33 PM EDT
is their a bbl profile called recon or are they just medium profile?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:12:01 PM EDT
Personally, after a long day there isnt a huge difference betweehn M4 profile and heavy barrel with a 16 inch barrel.

If you are talking 20 inch barrel there is a significant difference.

It also depends on if you will have a rail and accessories on the barrel.

W/O accessories I do not mind a 16 inch heavy barrel. But start adding stuff and weight really becomes a factor.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:19:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:24:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:
Personally, after a long day there isnt a huge difference betweehn M4 profile and heavy barrel with a 16 inch barrel.

If you are talking 20 inch barrel there is a significant difference.

It also depends on if you will have a rail and accessories on the barrel.

W/O accessories I do not mind a 16 inch heavy barrel. But start adding stuff and weight really becomes a factor.



i currently have a 16" AR with Arms SIR a vert grip and bipod and it gets heavy shooting off hand after a while.

i wonder how much weight i would be saving from the medium profile vs the Hbar profile on an ABS bbl
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:38:38 PM EDT
TWL resonded to my im and he explained very well, HBAR is the way to go.

thanks Tom
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 3:45:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 7:57:08 PM EDT by petagunner]

Go heft some around for a bit and make your decisions then.


ETA: sorry for the mistaken idenity!

I've heard and read some good stuff bout Denny's recon barells, but didnt he just come out with a different one as well?

Dont pass up Adco or JTAC either. They both have some good deals on a mid-weight mid-length barells.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 5:12:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 5:13:09 PM EDT by Kal-El]
what are you talking about?
i was never interested in colts or BMs

my rifle is LMT/DSA/CMT

and my next will be LW

i think you have the wrong guy bro
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:58:15 PM EDT
Sorry man, first post edited!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:14:44 PM EDT
Since no one yet makes a skinny midlength 16", I ordered a Sabre Government profile midlength, and will have the barrel in front of the gas block milled down to .625". Sweet!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
Since no one yet makes a skinny midlength 16", I ordered a Sabre Government profile midlength, and will have the barrel in front of the gas block milled down to .625". Sweet!



sounds cool!

Pencil barrels are the best.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:29:59 PM EDT
Not really a "pencil" (I HATE that tag!)

Standard lightweight is .575"...I feel the .625" will handle the heat better and reduce walking during long strings of fire, while still being "lightweight"...
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:19:01 AM EDT
KalEl, Hmmmm, lightweight dissipator 4weelin
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:49:58 AM EDT
the ABS HBAR is as light as a pencil bbl
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:51:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By petagunner:
Sorry man, first post edited!



no problem

no harm done
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 7:14:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 9:59:35 AM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 9:01:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 5:34:23 PM EDT
You can get .625 gas blocks from LaRue Tactical...if you wanted to go lt wt all the way
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