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Posted: 12/16/2005 9:39:11 AM EDT
The profile looks pretty chunky in pictures. I'd like to know how the weight and balance of the weapon compares to some of the more common 14.5" profiles like the M4 and/or the HBAR profiles.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:38:50 PM EDT
Noveske is now offering it with a lighter profile. it's heavier than i need a semi AR to be. i'm having mine re-contoured.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:41:22 PM EDT
Are you having an Afghan turned down, or are you having an Afghan-lite turned down?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:15:13 PM EDT
Are they doing the same lighter profile for the 16" barrels?

Anyone else had one turned down?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:42:32 PM EDT
Funcional reliability is #1, but I'm not looking for a bullet hose. I'm looking for something where every shot counts, but is still appropriate on occasions when those shots happen in rapid succession.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:42:16 PM EDT
Are there specs/pictures of this barrel posted anywhere yet or is the info just coming through the grapevine. I've looked oh JN's site and here with no avail.

Thanks

NMS
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:07:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KirkP:
Are you having an Afghan turned down, or are you having an Afghan-lite turned down?



i'm having my Afghan turned down.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:12:33 PM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:03:45 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:57:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By G_MAN:

Originally Posted By KirkP:
Are you having an Afghan turned down, or are you having an Afghan-lite turned down?



i'm having my Afghan turned down.



You could always flute the barrel, keeping the barrel's rigidity and increasing surface area, which enhances cooling properties.

wp
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:01:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/17/2005 9:23:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:07:43 AM EDT
Gunzilla you wouldn't happen to have the drawing for a carbine length gas system barrel would ya??

Thanks
Grinch
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:24:31 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:49:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By Wackypeacock:

Originally Posted By G_MAN:

Originally Posted By KirkP:
Are you having an Afghan turned down, or are you having an Afghan-lite turned down?



i'm having my Afghan turned down.



You could always flute the barrel, keeping the barrel's rigidity and increasing surface area, which enhances cooling properties.

wp



yes... and give it another catchy name after you flute it?

How about the "Ian Anderson" barrel

seriously, a little diet may not be a bad idea...

man, I crack myself up...



That is a very catchy name.

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:05:53 PM EDT
So how does an Afghan type profile compare in weight and balance to a typical 14.5" HBAR profile?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:14:32 PM EDT
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It is FRICKING heavy; I'm going to have mine turned down/fluted as well.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:28:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/19/2005 6:08:05 PM EDT
I'm looking for the following characteristics in my next barrel:

1) Reliability.

2) 16" OAL with a permenantly-attached YHM-5C1.

3) Accuracy appropriate for ammunition commonly available under combat conditions, optical sighting devices up to 4X and a match trigger group.

4) As light weight as possible, keeping in mind goals #1-3.

This may mean a stainless 14.5" mid-weight with a mid-length gas system and a Wylde chamber, or some similar variation.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:02:11 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:52:37 AM EDT
I'm too old to care about what looks cool.

The OAL requirement is because the extra 1.5" makes all the difference in the world when clearing an interior doorway or bailing out of a vehicle.

Price was not listed as a criteria. There's no point in flushing perfectly good money down the toilet with an uber-barrel, but I don't generally consider price when making decisions about a tool for this intended role.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:38:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:57:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
I'm kinda surprised by the number of people who buy something, then spend more money into making it something else.



Thats a damn good point.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 9:49:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

I'm kinda surprised by the number of people who buy something, then spend more money into making it something else.




Why does that surprise you? This forum is a popularity contest where the person who spends the most money on parts that will never be used as designed wins.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:53:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
I'm kinda surprised by the number of people who buy something, then spend more money into making it something else.




incorperate a "Try before you Buy" condition over at ADCO and illiminate this problem for consumers.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By KirkP:
The OAL requirement is because the extra 1.5" makes all the difference in the world when clearing an interior doorway or bailing out of a vehicle.

Price was not listed as a criteria. There's no point in flushing perfectly good money down the toilet with an uber-barrel, but I don't generally consider price when making decisions about a tool for this intended role.



If you're clearing doorways, bailing out of vehicles, and money isnt an issue, why not spend the $200 on the form 1 and do it right?



I live in the People's Republik of Hawaii.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:31:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:01:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By G_MAN:

Originally Posted By bigbore:
I'm kinda surprised by the number of people who buy something, then spend more money into making it something else.




incorperate a "Try before you Buy" condition over at ADCO and illiminate this problem for consumers.



Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:36:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:55:15 PM EDT
I'm a federal officer, and this would be for a personally-owned upper.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:06:59 PM EDT
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Quit yer bitchin and leave it be, cause you are saving what, 7-8 oz? By the time you add all the tactical beercan holders and bottleopeners you are up to a 9 lb carbine.


Personally, I don't think my 16 inch RECON barrel isn't as heavy as you guys seen to think they are. Balances perfectly with a DD9.0 rail. By the time I add a bipod and a scope it'll be even better.

Course I don't think my 17 lb DCM Service rifle is heavy either . . .

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