Originally Posted by shuamee
yea i have shot several of the piston type and didnt really like the way they were balanced on the front end. i wasnt sure if it was from thepiston stuff or the barrel. the barrels look pretty thick on them. with the way the gun was balanced i would have much rather just been shooting my m1a
A lot of the current barrels are of a larger profile. With the military upgrading the M4 to SOCOM specs you will see a large number of the carbines with thicker barrels. The LMT barrels are thicker than a standard M4 profile but there is also a very, very noticable diffrence in the piston barrel. I like the heavy barrel but my wife is just the oposit and we built hers with a pencil barrel.
In hind sight I would get the 14.5 pinned for my MRP to save weight. But I think I am going to get another barrel in the SS version.
You can always buld your rifle from the parts you want, all of my rifles are built that way.