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Sorry, I know this has been discussed, but I couldn't find it.

Heavy or light barrel. WHat are most of you all running.
 

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light
 

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Light. No real benefit that has been proven going with the heavy, though I think it looks a bit better.
 

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It seems that the 'best' reason to go with a heavy is that you get a consistent barrel profile if you want to cut it down at a later date. Otherwise, probably stick with the light. (for disclosure, I've got a heavy)
 

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Fluted heavy, sounds spensive? cost?
 

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also, what is the weight difference between the heavy and light?
 

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I'd imagine the difference to be minimal on paper, the bigger issue, in my mind anyway, is the shift in balance over the two. I know of only two XCR's around these parts and both are light barrels so never having handled the heavy this is all purely conjecture on my part at this point.
 

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I bought mine with the light; don't regret it.

If they ever come out with a 1:7 5.56 barrel, I will probably buy one in heavy profile; mostly in case I ever decide to SBR it and add a suppressor.

Even with the light barrel the rifle is slightly nose heavy; I wouldn't recommend the heavy barrel unless you have a specific purpose in mind.
 

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I ordered mine with a Hvy Barrel. Not really to warried about it. Might send it back to XCR and have it fluted but for now Im not worried about it. Alli told me when we were talking about ordering from Robarms that the hvy barrel is 7 grams heavier than the Light barrel.
 

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I had a heavy 18" and it was fine, but really front heavy. I switched to a light 16" and it totally changed the handling of the gun.

Accuracy is not a reason to choose a heavy barrel.

the light barrels rock IMHO.
 

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I have had both the light and the heavy but I plan on going back to the light, the difference in weight and handling is not worth the very minimal benefit that the heavy gives
 

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I may get a heavy to cut down. Right now my 11" is a light and has enough shoulder to mount the flash hider. It was cut/threaded on a CNC lathe and tested for concentricity before being cut (they commented on how straight the Robarm barrels were, I took 2 to see which one was straighter). Once I get my can I may look for a heavy.
 
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