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cornholio1
11-24-2006, 6:28 PM
Theres been recent threads on weather or not to go with 16" or 20" barrels for an AR15 in SHTF or not. I might just buy a Vulcan/Hesse lower for now and gte an Armalite upper. I already have experience with a few 16" AR15, and feeling maybe I should go for the 20" AR10. I will use it for hunting, but would like to have a dual purpose for SHTF. After all these 16"/20" posts, I am not sure if the extra 4" of barrel length is worth it or not. Which would you choose 20" or 16"

C.G.
11-24-2006, 6:36 PM
Theres been recent threads on weather or not to go with 16" or 20" barrels for an AR15 in SHTF or not. I might just buy a Vulcan/Hesse lower for now and gte an Armalite upper. I already have experience with a few 16" AR15, and feeling maybe I should go for the 20" AR10. I will use it for hunting, but would like to have a dual purpose for SHTF. After all these 16"/20" posts, I am not sure if the extra 4" of barrel length is worth it or not. Which would you choose 20" or 16"

I think the optimal according to the gurus at ARF.com is 18". I personally have a 20" and might get a 22" or 24" later for my other upper, which should get me out to 1000 yards. I would not consider a 16" unless it was for an AR-15.

rorschach
11-24-2006, 7:23 PM
20"

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69Mach1
11-24-2006, 7:32 PM
It could take awhile, but I want to get the 24" Armalite A4 upper, or was it 26".

Blue
11-24-2006, 7:33 PM
I'd get the 20.

bu-bye
11-24-2006, 7:51 PM
20 would be my pick.

C.G.
11-24-2006, 7:58 PM
It could take awhile, but I want to get the 24" Armalite A4 upper, or was it 26".

Armalite is 24"; if you want to go longer you have to go to GAP or other, as Bill puts it, "boutique" places. Having said that 26" would pretty much be a bench gun. 21" or 22" depending on who you talk to or board you read is a good long range barrel length.

five.five-six
11-24-2006, 9:42 PM
according to noveski 21 is optimal. I have a 24 just becaus... it sucks up recoil. I had a 20 a2 setup. it shot real nice. I was making about 2.5 moa with cheeep surplus with it

tiger222
11-24-2006, 11:01 PM
20 :)

B.J.F.
11-28-2006, 9:38 PM
you got the .308, now use it for what its intended for, long range, get 20+