Originally Posted by hardluk1
Look at it this way, Soooo many will tell you if it ain't 4150 cmv steel its not a real barrel. You know , machine gun steel. HA. You might ask them who makes the barrel for them. Not many do the R5 rifleing so that should thin down the makers. What I have read on there barrels they are a solid buy, better than many. And for that price!! I would like to put one away on a sheilf.
You could also look at the Cirterion "kreiger button barrels . Fulton is one of there outlets -http://www.fulton-armory.com/ar-15-barrels.aspx
They do have a couple SS Hbar match barrelsfor $200.oo.
...and I will tell those people they havent got a clue what they are talking about. 4150CMV is a steel used by some manufacturers as a selling point. From your comment I think you will do the same...
There is no reason a civilian needs or wants it as a barrel steel.
1) The M16 and M4 mil-specs DO NOT
call for it as many salesman will tell you it does.
2) There is a specific mil standard (Mil-b-11595E) which is a required standard to follow when making a barrel out of this and ONLY IF YOU OFFER 4150CMV. The reason is this. In making 4150CMV you can goof up very very easy. The result of that goof up is a barrel that can explode. Even a barrel manufacturer IAW Mil-B-11595E can explode when used. Its extremely slight and has only happened a handful of times but the chance is there.
4150CMV is one of a half dozen barrel steels used in the industry...and only in the AR15 family. If other steels are not availible I would accept it, but it surely isnt my first choice. I would NEVER accept if from an unknown source...NEVER
. My left arm is too valuble to me...I don't really want to lose it.