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Old 01-16-2014, 07:00 AM   #21
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That's a good question.

Maybe the other makers are just charging too much.

By the way Ibmikey, I've heard that it is best to buy a new barrel that has already been fluted as part of the production process, rather than having it fluted by a gunsmith later.

I believe that it has something to do with altering the straightness & dimensional consistency if it's not done prior to reaming the inside diameter of the barrel blank or prior to final stress relieving and lapping.

Of course I doubt that it would make much of a difference when blasting golf balls at 50 yds. with a .308, but I thought I'd pass that along to you anyway.

Got pictures?

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That's a good question.

Maybe the other makers are just charging too much.

By the way Ibmikey, I've heard that it is best to buy a new barrel that has already been fluted as part of the production process, rather than having it fluted by a gunsmith later.

I believe that it has something to do with altering the straightness & dimensional consistency if it's not done prior to reaming the inside diameter of the barrel blank or prior to final stress relieving and lapping.

Of course I doubt that it would make much of a difference when blasting golf balls at 50 yds. with a .308, but I thought I'd pass that along to you anyway.

Got pictures?

Nice builds!! I like how you went old school with all black.. What barrel length our they??

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The barrel on my first build is a chrome molly Olympic Arms 16". The gun is almost ten years old an has treated me pretty good. I have no complaints with the barrel itself. The build I'm on now will be setup for varmint hunting so it will be rocking a RRA(rockriverarms) in stainless steel 20". I'd say the barrel is the most important part of the weapon.

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:41 AM   #24
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Those are some of my friends rifles as well as mine that were taken when we showed up at a gravel pit for a day of plinking fun.

All are 16" barreled and are pictured from left to right: Olympic Arms, Windham Weaponry, DPMS, and of course the best one...my Sig Sauer.

I would agree with you that a good free floated barrel is vitally important if you're looking to obtain the best accuracy out of your AR-15.

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BRL, I have a government contour Shaw barrel and my gunsmith buddy can put flutes on it, maybe I will give it a try. Interesting info on cutting flutes afterward but I have little invested in the barrel so what the heck. Is that an instruction book in your photo? For shame ! Real guys do not read instructions they just break and replace stuff. :-)

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Instruction books???...me???...NEVER!!!

Now go read some instructions and post some photos of your AR!



Another post that might help with posting pictures:

http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=196040

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So you are satisfied with Red-X? I have been trying to find someone with information on Red-X. I have a 308 build I am working on and have a 24" SS Hbar barrel and am planning on installing an adjustable gas block and a brake. I was looking for some first hand experience regarding their barrels before I continued. Thanks for the posting.

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Still stinky weather up here but it shoots 1.5" at fifty off the back of my pick up with 55 gr American Eagle. I have W 748 loads made up but have not had a decent day to bench it.
I like the build and think I will buy a 16" 300 blackout SS fluted from them. Asked but they are not making 14.5 barrels right now.

Oh yeah, open sights.

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sounds like a good barrel to me, good group with open sights.make sure you post info with the handloads (please), should be interesting results.

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Snowing like the devil right now so it may be awhile ...durn!

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