Originally Posted by Quentin
Well the standard government profiles are as thin as the pencil barrel under the handguards, then thickens from there to the muzzle. Doesn't make much sense so why not just get the lightweight barrel in the first place and save 5 oz or more. You'd be amazed how maneuverable this makes the rifle. I haven't noticed POI drift due to heat up but I don't dump magazines either. My Daniel Defense LW midlength barrel is CHF so that may help in that regard but I agree with you that hammer forging usually is not necessary.
Nothing wrong with building up a stripped upper but there are so many great factory built uppers configured just about anyway you want (and test fired). You don't save much or anything building an upper so most of us just build the lower and shop around for the right upper.
I see, well it appears I was under a misconception. I had seen what was refereed to as a medium profile barrel that kept the same thickness under the handguard as well. I though Government profile was different from medium. I could swear some barrel manufacturers made an barrel that fell in between a heavy and lightweight but would keep same thickness under the handguard. Hmm interesting thanks for clearing that up.
So in essence 1:7 twist and 1:9 would be fine for sub 200 yard shooting of both 55gr and 62gr?
So only 1 vote for an HBar that is surprising haha well lightweight = less swing weight
Thanks for the vote of confidence Sniper03! I look forward to the build.
The reason why I am thinking about building an upper would be due to the fact that some brands do not offer real in depth customization so later on if I would like to free float the barrel I would have to swap out gas blocks etc. I have a tq wrench full sets of punches, I figure I would have to purchase the upper vice block to get the right tq specs on the barrel. If there really are little to no savings and I can find the upper I would like to build already made then I would purchase that since they test fire the upper and check all clearances. I will probably end up waiting on the upper until after PSA updates. I want to have the information before I choose anyways.