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Posted: 8/4/2003 11:29:58 AM EDT
Im about to start my first build ,but 4th AR
I would like something for close and fast.
I do not have any 16" guns and have allways stayed away from them because I like the idea of the extra velocity with this cart and this is what I trained with in the service (20").

Give me your opinions.
Does that 4" really make the weapon THAT much more manuverable?
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 11:38:42 AM EDT
Yes it does, especially indoors. I could care less about velocity loss with a 14.5 - 16" barrel. The skinny out of Iraq on at least one official report was that most engagements took place at 30-40 yards...and thats in the desert. My ammo will function well beyond that range.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 5:31:50 AM EDT
You say you want something for "close and fast", so the muzzle velocity you lose shouldn't be an issue. And yes, that 4" makes a big difference.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 6:21:18 AM EDT
I just built a carbine with a lightweight 16" bbl. I don't think I found a fluted 16" available, although I'm sure some of the manufacturer's will flute one for you. My lightweight is about 1/2 lb lighter than a standard or M4 bbl. For up close, especially indoors, size DOES matter. I built my specifically for a CQB weapon.
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