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Posted: 6/12/2003 7:35:10 PM EDT
What is everyones thoughts on barrel diameeers like the M4 being skinny under the handguards vs. the full length heavy barrel. I'm referring to Bushmaster barrels.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 3:40:24 AM EDT
I go out of my way to locate LW barrels or have them reprofiled. The extra weight is absolutely not needed. Now, if you're talking full-auto fire, the extra mass does help with barrel heating. Under most conditions, the only one who benefits from a heavy profiled barrel is the manufacturer... they're cheaper to produce...
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 4:38:15 AM EDT
Light weight, is the way to go.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 5:20:03 AM EDT
Does anyone have actual dimensions on the varying profiles and their diameters at critical points? I ran across www.ar15barrels.com, but I have no way of confirming those are the various ABC manufacturer's dimensions.
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