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Hey guys quick one for ya... I'm in the process of building my RRA upper and I'm kinda torn on a barrel, either way I'm going with a 16" chrome lined barrel but should I go light weight or get a heavy?? I want the option for CQ and LR but would the heavy barrel be to heavy to carry for an extended period of time for CQ comp.... Thanks for any advice

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I'm pretty sure my Entry Tach. has a CAR light weight R4 profile with 1:9 twist

on a 16" I can't imagine that the h bar would weight that much more though
 

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According to RRA's catalogue, the R-4 profile lightweight barrel is advertised to be .5 -.8 lbs lighter than the heavy barrel counterparts. I think the range is specified to differentiate between the CAR and Mid-Length barrels.
 

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i wanna say my RRA LAR15 has a HBAR but im not sure...i have used it for short and long shots against small game and its performed pretty good. but i have never really thought about the weight while shooting and im no body builder, i dont think the H bar would be that much of a bother...you saying CQC means you would be carrying in the ready position right? just invest in some good fore grips. id say go heavy due to durability and performance...
 

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Personally, I like a heavier barrel...I've always been taught that a stiffer (stronger, thicker, whatever) barrel = better accuracy...

I have their "entry tactical" model and it came with the 16" CAR heavy barrel.

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Rock River Arms: 7 / 10.5 / 14.5 / 16 / 20 Inch Chrome Moly Barrels

The gun has some heft to it but nothing insane. I need to weigh mine now that I have added some stuff to it and see what it comes in as. I did put a lightweight Midwest industries quad rail and front grip on it to help move it around as well.

I REALLY do not like the "R-4" profile barrel...having a giant notch out of a barrel thus creating a flex point does not seem good to me (by flex I mean flexing while shooting...not flexing as in it breaking or bending). I will not a grenade launcher anytime soon...I don't need that notch.
 

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Well thanks for the input guys honestly helped alot... Just ordered the 16" heavy barrel Chromed lined
 
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