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monteros 07-16-2013 01:28 AM

Looking For: Barrel 5.56, 18"
 
Finally close to finishing my first build and looking for a barrel. Doing the research thing etc, anyone have any thoughts on where to get an 18" chambered in 5.56? Currently scouring the net, and... Barrel after barrel is out of stock. I have choices in .223, but I really was planning this build around 5.56...

mountainman13 07-16-2013 01:31 AM

How about a 16"?
http://ar15depot.com/barrels.htm

monteros 07-16-2013 01:32 AM

Just found this

https://danieldefense.com/cold-hammer-forged-barrels/18-inch-chf-barrels/18-5-56mm-s2w-mid-length-chf-barrel-stripped.html

Tanks for the 16" link. Really looking for 18" :) but, who knows , maybe I will switch it up and go for the 16"

monteros 07-16-2013 01:42 AM

Just starting the research lol, going to keep looking, need to do some more reading on twist rates. What I found was a 1in7 twist, was hoping for 1in8 ...but, I could be wrong. Bet they both shoot fine lol

JonM 07-16-2013 03:22 AM

Try krieger barrels. They will make it with whatever degree crown twist length diameter fluting chamber dimension that you want

AgentTikki 07-16-2013 03:27 AM

Consider a .223 Wylde chamber, not too many 5.56 Nato 18"ers.

The wylde can run both .223 remington and 5.56 nato with no problems.

ZeusEcho 07-16-2013 06:57 PM

BCM has a SS 18" (rifle length gas) 5.56 in stock

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-18-SPR-SS410-Barrel-with-Rifle-Length-Gas-p/bcm-recbrl%2018ss.htm

ZeusEcho 07-16-2013 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monteros (Post 1305568)
Just found this

https://danieldefense.com/cold-hammer-forged-barrels/18-inch-chf-barrels/18-5-56mm-s2w-mid-length-chf-barrel-stripped.html

Tanks for the 16" link. Really looking for 18" :) but, who knows , maybe I will switch it up and go for the 16"


Link looks like 18" to me :confused:

monteros 07-16-2013 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeusEcho (Post 1306124)
Link looks like 18" to me :confused:

That was bad typing on my part, the part about being 16" was referring to another post above that offered up a 16" 1/8 twist barrel :) My link was 18, 1 in 7 twist. :)

monteros 07-16-2013 07:15 PM

I ended up ordering:

https://danieldefense.com/cold-hammer-forged-barrels/18-inch-chf-barrels/18-5-56mm-s2w-mid-length-chf-barrel-stripped.html

Going to go back and do some re-reading about rifling/twist rates, from what I recall right now, this should shoot great for me, might just work best with slighly heavier grain bullets - looking forward to trying out a bunch to see what shoots well etc, and start reloading :) fun fun fun


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