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Gov't Profle VS. Lightweight/Pencil Barrel

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by Ramses II, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Ramses II

    Ramses II The Great

    Jul 8, 2004
    Most of the Gov't profile barrel is a pencil/lightweight contour anyway. So, what is the real advantage of the Gov't profile barrel? Seems like the thicker barrel at the end would make it muzzle heavy. Does the thicker barrel at the end really keep it that much cooler?
  2. Constructor

    Constructor Moderator

    Dec 10, 2009
    No it doesn't help keep it cool. Someone probably thought it would be easier to control with more weight on the end. IMO the M4 barrels are backwards, under extended firiing sessions the barrels are heating up and swelling in the thin area under the guard. The Mil is going back to a heavier profile, the mid weight "Socom".
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011