Red X fluted stainless 16" 1x9 5.56 barrel - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Red X fluted stainless 16" 1x9 5.56 barrel

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2014, 12:06 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexasGunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 1,417
Liked 1103 Times on 504 Posts
Likes Given: 83

Default

Sounds like a nice build. One quick question though.... Are you sure your pulled bullets are not 62 grain? 147 grains are the military .308 pull downs. I load 62 grain ss109 pull downs for plinking and general fun shooting.

....now when I can get my hands on some bulk 147 grain .308's I am going to load up some 300 BLK for plinking.

__________________
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

Last edited by TexasGunner; 01-14-2014 at 12:11 PM.
TexasGunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 09:25 PM   #12
BRL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 105
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Sounds like you have that rifle pretty well set up...so you stole it from your buddy huh?

I'm proud of you!

I'm using a Geissele SSA-E trigger right now and I love my Leupold scope, even if this rifle's job is just for informal plinking.

We have the right idea!

__________________
BRL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2014, 11:48 PM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: N.E. Washington
Posts: 216
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

That is what I get for writing about two of my builds on different forums about the same time....duh ! The 147's are indeed for my 300 blackout, sorry.
Yup BRL I dun stolt it...well not quite I just gave him a PSA M4 so he is happy. I changed direction after receiving the barrel but the end result has turned out very nice. It makes no difference if it will shoot moa as long as I can shoot golf balls on the ground at 50 yds and other such vermin. All my AR's main purpose is to provide fun shooting. If I was smart enough I would post photos and if I learn it will just get me in more bragging trouble :-) so I'm better off being computer challenged.

__________________
Ibmikey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 04:25 AM   #14
BRL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 105
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I'm computer challenged as well but you can get some help posting photos by looking at some of the posts in the "feedback" sections in various forums.

To give you an idea:

http://rugerforum.net/gun-gallery/23-how-post-pictures.html

I like sticking those little orange targets like the one shown on the paper plate on the ends of spent shotgun hulls and then shoving them into the ragged bullet holes left on a 4'X8' piece of plywood that someone was kind enough to leave at the gravel pit, and then making them disappear when hit.



Get some help posting photos so you can show off your new "borrowed" rifle!

__________________
BRL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: N.E. Washington
Posts: 216
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Nice rifle, looks a lot like my LR308 other than the fluted barrel. In fact I should look for someone who can put flutes on that barrel thus removing some of the weight. Mine is an M4 style barrel with a rail high gas block. I also put a FDE Magpul rifle stock on my 308, seemes to be more balanced with that stock.
Mr. Red X is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

__________________
Ibmikey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 07:19 PM   #16
BRL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 105
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default "Only accurate rifles are interesting"...Whelen Townsend

On the only other AR-15 I've ever owned, I had put a fluted Olympic Arms Stainless Ultra Match (SUM) barrel on it and it was a tack driver!

Made the mistake of selling it off to be able to afford an Armalite AR-10, but decided that .308 was just too heavy to tote around in the woods for very long.

Bought this current fluted Olympic 5.56 barrel at the Puyallup gunshow and then found my new Sig Sauer M400 at the same show 15 minutes later to put the new barrel on.

This is a nice barrel but I would still like to find a fluted 16" mid-gas Wylde chambered barrel sometime down the road just for the heck of it.

You did the right thing by "hanging on to" your new barrel.

...now learn how to post some pictures of it!

__________________
BRL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 01:05 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: N.E. Washington
Posts: 216
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I have been to the Puyallup Gun show but rarely venture to the West Side anymore. I rekindled my interest in AR's after a few years absence, they are so versatile I ended up with more than a dozen in the rack but only two have fluted barrels. Rainier makes (or more correctly has made for them) some neat barrels and are the most accurate of my carbines. This truly is a weapon to have fun with.

__________________
Ibmikey is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 01:28 AM   #18
BRL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 105
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

They are a heck of a lot of fun and I ventured into the Ruger Mini-30's for around 7 years after selling my first AR, but the lure of the AR caught up to me again and I fortunately purchased my current one just before the gun ban panic set in.

See how much fun you can have posting pictures!

http://rugerforum.net/projects/32491-flash-hider-install-fun.html



__________________
BRL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 01:37 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexasGunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 1,417
Liked 1103 Times on 504 Posts
Likes Given: 83

Default

image-3530730151.jpg

Yeah! A picture is worth 1,000 words!
__________________
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
TexasGunner is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 05:01 AM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Copeman60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 223
Liked 19 Times on 15 Posts

Default

That's a damn good price for a stainless steel barrel. Gota wonder how they offer such a barrel at a low price!!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Firearms Talk mobile app

__________________
Copeman60 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
My Sig P229 .40 S&W w/polished barrel and stainless guide rod HeatSpitta510 SIG Sauer Forum 0 08-13-2013 08:30 AM
Question on AR fluted barrel Dzscubie AR-15 Discussion 18 02-25-2011 11:13 PM
AR-15 16 inch Twisted Flutted Stainless Bull Barrel 9mmar AR-15 Discussion 1 11-21-2010 10:44 PM
blued vs stainless barrel ItsmeShane General Rifle Discussion 19 11-06-2009 07:04 PM
Protecting a match grade stainless barrel? DougG Competition Shooting 15 11-02-2009 10:13 PM