Barrel Contours???

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Huntbear, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Huntbear

    Huntbear New Member

    So if you want a "HEAVY" not a "BULL BARREL" something you can have or comes fluted, but will not weigh you down if you want to carry it hunting.....

    How do you know what is what??????

    I am soooooooooooo confused!!!!!! :confused::confused::confused::eek:

    Is there any standard at all to barrel contours for ARs?????
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter


    What do you plan on using most of the time for and what kind of hunting are you going to be doing including range. I assume you are looking at a 5.56 cal. Juts a little more info needed to intelligently give it a shot!


  3. Bigcat

    Bigcat Well-Known Member

    An HBAR doesnt neccessarily have to be too heavy.
    I have both HBAR and LW barrells on my Ar's and the difference between the two is not really noticable to me (then again I am a 225 lbs weightlifter so I may not be typical)

    What are you looking to build?
    All around self defense gun?
    hunting gun?
  4. Huntbear

    Huntbear New Member


    I want something to hunt dogs, rockchuck and cougars with.. but something I can run a 30 round mag dry once in awhile to ease that trigger finger

    I want something that is useable as a defense weapon, but I can knock a yote or cougar down at 3-400 yards if needed. Yes, I can shoot that well, do it all the time with a bolt gun.. I am looking at a 16 in. barrel, but I know I do not want a mil spec m4 barrel or a .950 dia. bull barrel.
  5. Quentin

    Quentin Active Member

    Well many HBARs are .750" and the old pencil barrel is .625". There is a government profile that's a combination of both and it's not necessarily an M4 profile. In a 16" barrel the pencil/LW can be about a pound lighter than the HBAR.
  6. CamoToe1

    CamoToe1 Member

    I hunt coyote, but have most luck at night. Shots are rarely over 200 yards. I use a 16" lightweight barrel and its plenty accurate for dog control.

    Based on what you are saying, you'd probably be best served by a 16-18" wylde chambered stainless barrel. PSA has a model but hasn't been in stock for some time. I recommend a 2 point sling for it as well. I carry my rifle, a caller, a decoy, a folding stool, and a shooting stick when yote hunting. Without a comfortable sling for the rifle it would be a PITA.

    Anything longer than 18" are bench rifles. Try shouldering a 20-24" bull barrel and you'll agree. My buddy got this one with a 16" delton M4 profile standing freehand. It was 11pm, 100 yds and he was using PVS-14 NV attached to a day scope. Second picture is one of mine, taken with a wicked 400 hunting light.

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  7. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki Active Member

    You can do all that with a lw barrel.