Post by gettophilosopher on Nov 30, 2011 8:51:37 GMT -8
Hi, FNG again. I've got one more decision I'm trying to make, and was hoping you guys could help me.
I'm getting an 18" (RL gas) 308 barrel for my AR. I'm trying to decide between the LR profile or the standard profile.
It's going to be mostly shot from the bench, mostly shot in the 200-700 yard range, and while I won't be hunting or running and gunning with it much, I don't buy impractical/bench rest only rifles, so weight does matter to me.
For accuracy, I'm thinking the added stiffness of the standard profile is probably worth more than the reduced weight of the LR profile, or am I wrong?
My choice would be the standard weight. I doubt if you would notice the lessened load with the LR profile and I know that day in day out stiffer barrels tend to shoot better than the more whippy type. Not 100% of the time but often enough to push me to them as a minimum.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
Actually a disipator right after the chamber can do wonders for those light barrels but it is extra add ons and cost later. Anyway for your intended use I think that the standard is a great option too. If you are shooting from the bench and slow then no need for fluting. If you were going to hunt or do drills or something more specialized with more rapid fire then the disipator or the standard fluted would make more sense to assist with both, cooling and weight savings.
Of course I am assuming this is all floating otherwise it doesn't matter but a non-floating option doesn't make a lot of sense unless maximizing potential accuracy is not the priority.
IMO one should build the system as accurate as one could possibly do, of course, given any other requirements and limitations imposed by those requirements.
Last Edit: Nov 30, 2011 19:44:05 GMT -8 by Deleted