.260 w/ 16" barrel?

Little Yoshi

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Been looking to build an AR10 for quite some time and always wanted a .260. I am a little concerned about the weight, so I was wondering if a 16" barrel would reduce the weight enough to make a difference and if the .260 would still shine?
 

Elvis

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Re: .260 w/ 16" barrel?

I just built one with an 18" barrel, on the theory that it will still shoot flatter than a .308 with the same length barrel.

If your only reason for a shorter barrel is to save on weight, you might consider fluting or a slimmer barrel contour.