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Posted: 10/23/2004 6:53:57 PM EDT
sorry since i'm sure this is a terrible dup but i must be blind, i can't find an explanation:

why use the m4 profile barrel with a notch in it when there are normal profile 16" barrels? is it just a cosmetic thing? TIA
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 6:55:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 6:57:31 PM EDT
people want what the military is using, right now the cool thing to have is the M4 profile barrel. I still prefer the Gov't profile 20".
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:00:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:03:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
I presume the reason you like the govt profile barrel over the full 20" HBAR is because it has a thinner profile under the handgaurds and is lighter. Thats not a bad idea, maybe someone will make a carbine barrel like that. Oh, yeah, thats right, they did. The M4 barrel!

haha. That's good humor. I recently learned that the Govt profile and the M4 are the same. What a coincidence.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:03:46 PM EDT
actually I prefer the 20" gov't barrel because it is 20".
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:07:45 PM EDT
If you want the M4 cause it's light weight, then why not the light weight car? Model1sales has one, I think bush master does as well. I thought about doing an M4 build, then I saw that "pencil barreled" car and decided to build that. I also hope to build a M-16/ M16A1 pencil barrel.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:25:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:36:28 PM EDT
a little extra weight is not a biggie to me, especially since i like to blast through a lot of rounds at once when i get out to go shoot.

i'm probably gonna pick up a RRA 16" with a car stock of some flavor or another.

I'm still not clear on what the notch is for though guys..?
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:39:28 PM EDT
Oh yea, the notch is for mounting the M203 grenade launcher.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:52:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 7:54:03 PM EDT by xcpd69]
Well, personally, I much prefer the old pencil barrelled Government Carbine. Light, handy and easily manuverable. Ghost ring A2 apeture is pretty quick, doesn't lose zero or break easily and never needs batteries. (Though I WILL admit to having tritium A2 sights.)

Something to be said for the plain old fashioned A2 lightweight carbines.

Your basic KISS carbine.


P.S. And if I should EVER need an M-203, it mounts up fine, with no notch needed.
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