So, I've been shooting a 24" overwatch off a bench for a while now and love it, but I'm looking to build more of an "over-all" rifle- You know- a SHTF/ hunting/ plinking/ range rifle. Basically, the ultimate "if you could only have one rifle" or "the one rifle you would grab in a worse case scenario" rifle. With this in mind, I have decided on an 18" barrel. I have narrowed it down to two. My question is: for the same money, should I go with the Sabre CMV chrome lined 1:7.5 twist or the Saturn stainless steel 1:8.75 twist "Spartan" barrel. If it helps, I am planning to use a Mega Monolithic Upper and make it piston-driven (Adam's Arms piston kit).
My concerns are:
- the rate of twist; the Spartan is close to the one I'm shooting now. Is the 1:7.5 too fast? Will it not shoot the light loads well?
- Will the stainless hold up as well as a chrome lined CMV barrel. (my Sabre 5.56 bbl has been through hell and back and is still shooting awesome)
-Both come with bolts. I know that Sabre's bolts are tough as nails. How are Saturn's?
lastly... I love the look of Saturn's Spartan barrels, but I know that Sabre's chrome lined barrels are durable as all heck and the lining doesn't really give up much (or any) accuracy for it's durability.
any help would be great. thanks.