Originally Posted by shotgunred
Keavy barrels are more accurate and last longer. the dissipate heat better. If it really bothers you lift weights once in a while or just practice holding you gun on target for periods of time.
Heavy barrelsare more accurate due to their larger diameter, thus stiffer.
Barrel life will not be effected by the weight of the barrel, with NORMAL shooting.
The DO NOT dissipate heat better, they do take longer to heat up because
of the additional material. Also keep in mind, when a heavy barrel does get hot
it take a great deal longer to cool down.
Over the years, I've seen very little reason to go with a heavy barrel,
unless it's a varmint weapon.