Boy, I believe the rifles are identical in every way....except that the heavy barrel doesn't have the "flutes" that the FNAR light has.bgriggsjr said:I am new to the black rifle market and I was wondering if someone could explain the difference between a heavy and light barrel fnar
So by the groups being good they were of a certain size or smaller and then past 500 they weren't of the certain size or smaller.?. I guess this begs the question: how much larger were the light barrelled groups at all the ranges fired?I went through this with my M1A. Out to 500 yards the groups were good, but beyond that the groups opened up.
I went with a medium heavy weight barrel and the groups tighten up again.
The way it was explained to me is that the heavier barrel absorbs recoil better and at long distances this aids in shot placement. There is less barrel movement with a heavy barrel too.
I have been thinking about this thread and especially what wyominglarry said about the heavy barrel and recoil. They only way this statement makes sense to me is that the shooter flinches less with a heavy barrel. Off of a machine rest with a remote trigger, why would barrel weight matter if this is all it is. If the shooter can control their flinch, and there is no reason why they can't with a 10lb .308, what else is going on?The way it was explained to me is that the heavier barrel absorbs recoil better and at long distances this aids in shot placement. There is less barrel movement with a heavy barrel too.