M16 Variant Suggestions

This is a discussion on M16 Variant Suggestions within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Katoom I guess I'll add the Bushmaster quad rail patrolman in the mix as well. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! The other rifles are better quality. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katoom View Post
    I guess I'll add the Bushmaster quad rail patrolman in the mix as well.
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! The other rifles are better quality. Bushmaster isn't considered to be very good, but they still charge top shelf prices. The other makers you were looking at are all well thought of and have good reputations, not Bushmaster.
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    Is a 1:7 or 1:9 twist to be better?
    In theory the 1:9 is more accurate. But, there is a potential of bullets coming apart. Right?

    Also, any advantage to chrome lined barrels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katoom View Post
    Is a 1:7 or 1:9 twist to be better?
    In theory the 1:9 is more accurate. But, there is a potential of bullets coming apart. Right?

    Also, any advantage to chrome lined barrels?
    1:7 will shoot heavier bullets more accurately than 1:9 will. 1:9 can handle 75-77gr out to about 100 yards or so in my experience. The optimum heavy round for 1:9 would be up to 68gr. It has been said that a 1:7 can over spin a light weight bullet, causing it to break apart, but I've never seen it happen...

    If you have a choice between the two, take 1:7. But if you've found a rifle you really like, you're dead set on it and it has a 1:9 barrel, don't let that hold you back. 1:9 isn't all that bad. The ammo you'll most likely be shooting a lot is 55gr FMJ. 1:9 is more than enough to handle 55gr.

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    I'm leaning more toward buying and upper and lower. So, I can get what ever is best for me....Just gotta figure out what that is!
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    Another Colt 6920 Match Target M4 fan here. Had mine since 2003, used it for 3 gun tactical. But...........once I started putting necessary accessories on it, the cost ended up being over 2K.





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    I think that a 6920 is hard to beat for price and quality.
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    Well...Ended up with the Spike's (mid-length).

    First impression is that the trigger is less than desirable (currently working to correct that). Other than that, haven't even had a chance to get to the range. I'll try to get some pics and more details later.

    Next question is what optics. Thinking EOTech. Just not sure which one. Optics will be for closer range, recreational use. So, I'll prolly just look for the best deal I can get.

    A second upper will be in the future and will be fitted w/a scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katoom View Post
    Is a 1:7 or 1:9 twist to be better?
    In theory the 1:9 is more accurate. But, there is a potential of bullets coming apart. Right?

    Also, any advantage to chrome lined barrels?
    No the 1/9 isn't any more accurate and the myth was that 1/7 would overstabilize lighter rounds and cause them to fragment. This myth has been busted.

    1/7 is the way I always go for 5.56 as I shoot 55gr-77gr without issue. I haven't ever had a desire to shoot anything lighter

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    Sig M400 rifle might be a good option too. Lots of extras like push button tac sling mounts, ambi mag release, and unter 1000.00 bucks.
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    Colt 6920 or 6720 would be the superior choice.

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