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AR Barrel Contours???

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Huntbear, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

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    So how do you really know if you are getting a normal barrel, a heavy barrel or a bull barrel? Where does a match barrel fall? I understand that the M4 barrel is the light weight tactical barrel, but what if you want something a bit heavier, fluted for quicker cooling, for hunting purposes? Something that will not weigh you down while walking from set up to set up ...

    I guess I am to old school, with Bolt Action barrels coming in contours from #2 to #9, for example.. I know a #2 is a pencil barrel, will heat up quickly... I know a #9 is basically going to be a bench rest type barrel because it will be basically an inch in diameter... AR barrels do nothing like this, and it is very very frustrating finding the barrel you want.
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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