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drifter2be
06-12-2012, 3:22 PM
I have 2 AR-15 uppers, trying to decide on one to keep, as they are both really similar and I have no interest in having two AR-15s right now.

They are both del-ton 16" uppers. The first is a light profile barrel with a carbine length gas system, and the second is a medium profile barrel with a mid-length gas system.

I'm never going to run a course with my rifle, I pretty much go to the range, shoot at the 100 yard paper and the 200 and 300 yard plates, with the very rare mag dump when I am shooting out in BLM.

I do most of my shooting with my AR off hand, and the rest from a bench with bags, never really use a bipod.

For what I have listed which upper would better suit my purposes? I've heard a lot of pros and cons about light and medium profile barrels, and I have heard that the carbine gas system on a 16" barrel is harder on the rifle than a mid-length system with a 16" barrel. Not too concerned with the extra "available rail space" from a mid-length system since I don't hang a bunch of tacticool accessories off my rifle. Don't need 2 flashlights and a laser to shoot a rifle at the range.

Thanks for any helpful input.

451040
06-12-2012, 3:34 PM
I'm never going to run a course with my rifle, I pretty much go to the range, shoot at the 100 yard paper and the 200 and 300 yard plates, with the very rare mag dump when I am shooting out in BLM.
I do most of my shooting with my AR off hand, and the rest from a bench with bags, never really use a bipod.
Not too concerned with the extra "available rail space" from a mid-length system since I don't hang a bunch of tacticool accessories off my rifle. Don't need 2 flashlights and a laser to shoot a rifle at the range.




:yawn:

IPSICK
06-12-2012, 3:41 PM
Middy. You can always have the barrel turned down later if you find it too heavy.

Solidux
06-12-2012, 3:46 PM
Post a picture of them!

tacticalcity
06-12-2012, 3:50 PM
:useless:

WETP
06-12-2012, 3:58 PM
IMHO SPR=Mid. you dont need a carbine. Also IMHO you need as many AR's as you can buy.

Munny$hot
06-12-2012, 4:03 PM
Sounds like you already made up your mind on the light weight carbine gas system, so I'm not sure why your asking with all the pros you listed towards it. IMHO the mid length is more versatile in all the areas listed except being lighter weight.

scglock
06-12-2012, 4:21 PM
mid length imo.

BucDan
06-12-2012, 5:17 PM
The midlength gas rifle. Let's be real... An AR isnt that heavy -_-. Also I don't think it would be very much weight saved as the Midlength profile barrels are turned down nicely from the throat of the barrel to the gas port. From there, it really can't add that much weight now.

Don29palms
06-12-2012, 5:56 PM
Keep the middy and go to the gym a little more!

smp89
06-12-2012, 6:27 PM
:useless:

AGREED!

RDT
06-12-2012, 7:00 PM
Keep the middy and go to the gym a little more!


+1 :D

motorwerks
06-12-2012, 7:45 PM
mid length imo.

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cabinetguy
06-13-2012, 7:12 AM
I would keep the mid length

trob
06-13-2012, 7:14 AM
I'd go with the second one, the middy.

Arkangel
06-13-2012, 7:50 AM
Another vote for the middy.