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MSAR 16in vs 20in Barrel

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by nwilliams, Nov 20, 2009.

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  1. nwilliams

    nwilliams Member

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    Is there any real advantage to the MSAR Aug clone with the 20in barrel over the one with the 16in barrel?

    The MSAR I have came with a 20in barrel and I have the opportunity to buy a 16in barrel assembly unused for $400.

    Here's my dilemma:

    A) Keep the MSAR the way it is with just the 20in barrel
    B) Buy the 16in assembly and sell the 20in assembly on gunbroker
    C) Buy the 16in assembly and keep the 20in assembly so I have both

    I'm leaning towards option B but my gut is telling me to go with option C.
     
  2. Avenger29

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    C is not a bad idea...
     
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    4 inches of barrel and a couple hundred FPS in velocity. do you have a need for the 16" especially? the 20 inch is still really compact.
     
  4. iamkris

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    Here's a view of a 16" MSAR E4 next to several other 16" conventionally configured rifles

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    As you can see, at 16", the AUG is MUCH shorter than the "regular" rifles. If you put a 20" barrel on it, it would be just about the same length as the shorter barrelled traditional rifles.

    It is really up to what you are trying to do.

    Get more velocity in a package similar to a carbine length rifle? Go 20"
    Have an ultra-compact package? Go 16"
    Can't decide? Get both.

    I wanted an ultra compact rifle.
     
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