Recalling discussion from podcasts from SMEs and some non SME members in the discord chat, the allure of the TAC II is the price/accuracy ratio. Youre getting a fat, well specced barrel that'll be more accurate than an average chrome molly barrel (ie SOLGW, SIONICS, BCM, etc.)I’m not sure if I worded my initial post correctly. I know the parts FN has. I guess I’m asking what makes it better, if it is, than say a Sionics, BCM or a SOLGW, Modern Armory....
I know FN’s reputation for barrels. Is there any documented data that shows a CLHF barrel lasts longer or is more durable compared to a non HF 4150 Nitrided barrel.
Sionics and others use SpringCo springs so win for them in that department. I’m pretty sure FN does not.
FN pins the gas block and the others use knurled set screws, pinning is an option if you order from them. I’d say win for FN
Wedge lock rail vs Pinch lock? I’m not sure there since they are made from the same materials 6061. Initially I thought the wedge lock in the FN was 7075 but after contacting them and Zev (I believe they make the wedge locks for everyone) they make theirs out of 6k aluminum) The Hodge is 7k but rarely available.
Trigger I would say Sionics and the others win there since that are tuned ALG type triggers.
I might be answering my own post, LOL...
with all that said what would make one better than the other?
Having a hard time choosing between the ones mentioned and Centurion.. From the research I’ve done I would consider all those “duty grade”. What would make one better than the other? if they are.
I didn’t weigh mine but it’s in the lite side. I didn’t see anything on the FN site saying anything about profile. I posted a pic above showing the barrel. Whatever profile, Based on that one group it’s pretty accurate, one group though.Either it's not, or FN is over estimating weight on their product page.
Must be an over estimation on their part. Or, perhaps they posted loaded weight?I didn’t weigh mine but it’s in the lite side. I didn’t see anything on the FN site saying anything about profile. I posted a pic above showing the barrel. Whatever profile, Based on that one group it’s pretty accurate, one group though.
Carlos, now that you've have a couple of months with the gun what are you overall impressions? How is the weight and balance? Does it seem to be gassed acceptably with 5.56 pressure ammo?