Building an AR...is this barrel expensive?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by JimGiven, May 14, 2009.

  1. JimGiven

    JimGiven New Member

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    It is a Bulldog barrel for $185. Please take a look and tell me whether you think the price is right...JD, and you other experts in the bus...HELP.

    16" length
    5.56 Chamber.
    1-7 Twist
    M4 Barrel Extension
    Button Rifled
    11 Degree Crown
    Threaded
    Polished Chamber
    No Chrome Lining
    Lightweight under the handguards
    Just the barrel, no barrel nut, or Gas Block/Sightbase
    Carbine length gas tube

    Thx in advance,
    Jim
     
  2. JimGiven

    JimGiven New Member

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    What....no takers. Could use your opinion on this if u can.

    Jim
     

  3. dynastyofnext

    dynastyofnext New Member

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    I guess your going to have to settle for me lol. Im getting started on an AR project myself and that sounds way too expensive for a barrel alone.

    Del-Ton, Inc. AR-15 Barrel Kits - 16" Barrel Kits

    Its about $10 more but atleast you get the other parts.
     
  4. JimGiven

    JimGiven New Member

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    Thx Dynasty...that is helpful.

    Best,
    Jim
     
  5. outlawcustoms

    outlawcustoms New Member

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    never heard of them. but i make barrels and sell them for 200.00 and no one has heard of me
     
  6. slowryde45

    slowryde45 New Member

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    Jim,

    Can't say that I have heard of them before either. From the sounds of it, it doesn't sound too bad. All depends on what you need, what type of shooting, what configuration you are building, etc. The 1:7 twist is ideal for up to 77gr rounds. The 5.56 chamber will allow you to shoot either 5.55 or .223. So you are good there. M4 cuts in the chamber, you will want to make sure that your upper receiver also has the M4 cuts, to take advantage of the smoother feeding. Carbine length tube is okay, some prefer Mid-length, but either will do. Since it doesn't state, I'll assume it is Chrome-moly. Again, nothing wrong with that, even without the chrome lining - some actually prefer No-chrome as it makes for a more accurate barrel.

    All in all, good features on the barrel. Price wise, it's about average. For example, you can get Bushmaster/DPMS/RRA/etc. barrel assemblies for around $225-250, that will come with the flash hider, front sight/gas block (normally A2 config), gas tube and pin, barrel nut, spring, lock ring. So take away the extras and you'd be about where you are with that barrel

    Slo