QUOTE (cbushninjan @ Jul 19 2009, 01:46 AM)
Please excuse my grammar.
I was so shock today when one of the guy at Lenix field show me the difference between a tightbore M4 and a nontightbore M4, and the different was shocking. Not only was the tightbore accurate, I didn't even have to use the rear sight to hit my target. This got me thinking, if you don't have a tightbore, you really don't have an accurate gun. I can't believe that this is not the standard for every stock gun. I mean every guns I believes should be made accurate as much as possible, and to make airsoft a more enjoyable experiences. Its a shame that some people wouldn't know how great their gun actually are because their bullet went flying with the wind. Anyway that was something that completely shock me, I knew a tightbore barrel was more accurate, but didn't realize it was night and day, apple to orange, hit or miss differences. First thing tomorrow, I'm buying myself a tightbore barrel.
Uhh...where to start?
Were they both the same brand m4's and both the same type (like both m4 carbines)? If not, then you could just have a crappy m4 with a bad stock barrel and hop-up and compare it to an m4 with a tightbore and a good hop-up, and that's not a fair comparison.
I installed a tightbore, SystemA bucking, and SCS nub into my TM G36 yesterday and it's not a night and day difference. It's more consistent and accurate at longer ranges, but it's not a huge difference.
Also, making a tightbore barrel standard for every gun would be more expensive. G&G's (pro-line) come stock with a tightbore, but they do cost like $300 or so. Their sportline version costs only $150 or so and does not come with a tightbore. If they did, it would be more expensive. And the fact that a barrel is "tighter" does NOT necessarily make it better. The reason tightbores will increase your accuracy and consistency is that they are usually better made than stock barrels, hence why you pay $30-$60+ for them. If you were to take a 6.03 and a 6.08 barrel that were of the same quality, the accuracy and consistency wouldn't be very different. The .03 might have a slightly higher FPS, but it wouldn't be a big difference.
So if, say, Echo1 started putting a tightbore of their own in all their guns you would see a price increase in their guns, but not a very noticeable increase in accuracy/consistency.
I would definitely recommend putting an aftermarket tightbore in most AEGs, but making tightbores standard isn't a very good idea IMO.