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Posted: 1/13/2006 7:33:30 AM EDT
Does it make a difference in terms of accuracy, handling, value, etc.? Thanks!

John
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 8:04:44 AM EDT

To me it does. I have a IMI 361 AR with a 18 inch barrel and a IMI 392 ARM with a 16 inch barrel. The 16 inch is easier to move around with . Two inches makes a big difference. [Just ask the ladies]. The extra velocity from the 18 inch to me does not make up for the extra handiness of the 16 inch. Jerod
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 12:00:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 12:01:30 PM EDT by Darkest2000]
I prefer the 18".

The 16" may give more "handiness" But you can't mount an bayonet on a 16" barrel, plus you lose velocity, especially when they have 1/12 twist rate.

And an 18" barrel is just more original, and more rare(in .223) as far as I'm concerned
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 1:39:38 PM EDT
Bayonet mounting ability is at the bottom of my list of considerations in evaluating weapons systems.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:39:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 10:45:50 PM EDT by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Bayonet mounting ability is at the bottom of my list of considerations in evaluating weapons systems.


Well, good for you, to each his own.

In my opinion if you want something practical (tactical), the Galil is on the bottom of the list anyway, it's heavy and often expensive, parts and mags are harder to find and more expensive than the AR.

Owning a Galil is more like a status symbol

So in that sense having a bayonet lug does seem important.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:30:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/2/2006 8:31:23 PM EDT by cloak-n-carbine]

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Bayonet mounting ability is at the bottom of my list of considerations in evaluating weapons systems.


Well, good for you, to each his own.

In my opinion if you want something practical (tactical), the Galil is on the bottom of the list anyway, it's heavy and often expensive, parts and mags are harder to find and more expensive than the AR.

Owning a Galil is more like a status symbol

So in that sense having a bayonet lug does seem important.



Gotta admit, I like the bayonet lug, too. Got one on my M372 ARM, and I think Galils look naked without them.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:40:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Bayonet mounting ability is at the bottom of my list of considerations in evaluating weapons systems.


Well, good for you, to each his own.

In my opinion if you want something practical (tactical), the Galil is on the bottom of the list anyway, it's heavy and often expensive, parts and mags are harder to find and more expensive than the AR.

Owning a Galil is more like a status symbol

So in that sense having a bayonet lug does seem important.



Gotta admit, I like the bayonet lug, too. Got one on my M372 ARM, and I think Galils look naked without them.



Can you please post a photo of your 372 Galil ARM?

I am looking at buying one from out of state that the owner can not email me a pic because he has no camera.
What it the barrel length on a Model 372?
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 8:01:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/3/2006 8:12:05 PM EDT by Darkest2000]

Originally Posted By Para069:

Originally Posted By cloak-n-carbine:
Gotta admit, I like the bayonet lug, too. Got one on my M372 ARM, and I think Galils look naked without them.



Can you please post a photo of your 372 Galil ARM?

I am looking at buying one from out of state that the owner can not email me a pic because he has no camera.
What it the barrel length on a Model 372?
Thanks


Here's a few pics of the Model 372, imported by Magnum Research, notice the 18" barrel, bayonet lug, and the M16 style flash suppressor. As far as I'm concerned these features are not found on later .223 ARM models imported by Action Arms.




Hope these helps.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:17:15 AM EDT
WOW!!!!!!

That thing is beautiful !!

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:29:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:33:46 PM EDT by Kappes]
Nice kit gun! It looks original! Who built it for you? I like the 18 inch barrel...he
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:40:21 PM EDT
It doesn't look like you have ever shot it! How do you keep that thing so clean? I took mine on one "training mission" and it hasn't look new since. Your's shines like the top of the Chrsyler building.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:34:57 PM EDT
I have a transitional Action Arms Galil Model 372. It looks exactly like yours but has a Galil flashhider.

By transitional I mean that there is a slight milled out area on the left side of the receiver where Magnum Research was stamped and Action Arms replacing it. I’m not sure what all that was about.


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