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Old 05-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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I have the DPMS bull barrel, and on my recent range day, It was perfect, other then it's way too front heavy, and i was curious if I could get it turned down from it's .936 to the standard .7 something and the muzzle threaded?
If I can how much would it cost?

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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you'd probably be better off buying a new barrel and selling the one you have

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I have the DPMS bull barrel, and on my recent range day, It was perfect, other then it's way too front heavy, and i was curious if I could get it turned down from it's .936 to the standard .7 something and the muzzle threaded?
If I can how much would it cost?
You're fighting city hall here pard. You can't expect a bull to be as agile as a rabbit. Milling down a perfectly good barrel is...well

You can send it to a $reputable barrel maker$ and get it fluted to reduce some weight....OR....

My best advice is to just buy a complete upper. That's what I did. If I want long range, I use the bull barrel flatop upper with scope. If I want to play "tactical", I switch to my carbine upper. badda boom badda bing!
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I have a DPMS Panther Bull 20 AR-15 that I too would like to put on a diet. However every time I shoot itty, bitty groups with it I ask myself if I really want to take the chance of having it fluted or turned down to a smaller diameter to reduce weight and ruin the accuracy.

In the end when I want to carry a lightweight AR-15 I'll just force myself to carry my 16" Bushmaster M4 ORC.

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Yeah... I know the feeling.
But I took off the scope I was using and tossed my cheapo replica AimPoint on her... and that knocked a pound and a half off of her, so clearing the house isn't so bad now lol. But I plan to go with the Mini SASS barrel from DPMS and build my dream gun, the SPR, and then build a second upper and remount my bull barrel

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