Originally Posted by timmay
I built an M16A4 clone using a 20" BCM upper and like an idiot sold it thinking I needed the money. I now want to build another one but am going to use the FN CHF barrel from PSA. I cant decide on the A2 profile or the stainless steel heavy barrel. Ill be using it for all around shooting. I hear the FN AR15 chf barrels are accurate, but is the stainless that much more accurate?
The difference in price is only like 30 bucks. Ive never played around with a 20" heavy barreled AR so I dont know if they feel like a tank or not. The A2/government profile was pretty agile for 20"
I had one for a while. If I were building a rifle I wanted to shoot real small holes with I would use the SS barrel you mentioned, but have it fluted under the hand-guard to bring the balance point back to the center a bit.
If its just a plinker, I would just go with A2 profile. I have a BCM A2 weapon I break out no and then when I'm feeling nostalgic. Its more than accurate enough for what its intended design was.
If im not mistaken all of PSAs barrels are made by Daniel Defense so I would not worry either way but generally the SS barrels are more accurate than their chrome lined hammer forged brothers.