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Posted: 6/19/2001 6:22:50 AM EST
I have been trying to find out what one of these barrels would be better for me. Right now I'm just going to use the AR-15 for shooting and plinking up to 300yd. Also doing a little target shooting from that far at my local range. But I don't know if I should get the 20" or 16" the money is the same for both of the barrels. I don't know what to get. Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 6:26:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 6:24:54 AM EST by anothergene]
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 6:34:00 AM EST
I would first get a flattop upper.Get that on whatever barrel you decide.If you want a carry handle just buy a A-3 handle and mount it. I can't tell you what barrel to get,but for myself all of my AR's{all Bushmasters} I just have the 16in barrels.I like them more than the 20in just because its smaller,lighter and for me quicker to bring on target. Maybe you will buy a bushmaster.....maybe you woul'nt. Maybe you will get a 20in barrel.....maybe you woul'nt. Maybe you will shoot it every week...maybe you woul'nt. But whatever you do,get a flat-top.Trust me on this one.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 7:09:08 AM EST
The 20" barrel will give you about 300fps greater velocity than a 16". The 16" guns are lighter and handier. If you plan to use optics the carbine really isn't at a disadvantage accuracy wise, with irons it is (except for the Dissipator). One other thing to consider, if you get a 20, go with a Gov't or SP1 light weight barrel. The HBAR 20's are boat oars!
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:00:31 AM EST
I was planning on getting a Rock river arms flat top upper and a RRA lower I don't know if that helps any.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 11:56:50 AM EST
For your purposes, I'd get the 16". It is much less cumbersome to carry, and just as accurate with optics.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:29:44 PM EST
Now I was told also not to get the NM trigger do to its not going to be good for just the kind of plinking I'm doing and if the shit hits the fan it would not be good for a battle rifle now is that true.
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 12:41:03 PM EST
The NM trigger will be an excellent choice, especially as cheap as it is from them. From RRA, you might want to look into their mid length handguard as well.(Splits the difference between standard A4 length and the odd looking dissipator).
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 1:18:36 PM EST
With .223, I prefer to go with maximal muzzle velocity instead of 4" less barrel. Also, rifles where the bullet stays in the barrel for a little bit longer after passing the gas hole tend to be more reliable. Had more trouble with shorty ARs than normal-size ARs.
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