SPR barrels question.

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by AznZOhAn, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Am building a SPR, but I don't know what barrel manufacturer to use. The market for a 18" barrel with rifle length gas system isn't really big, but I would like some advice. I'm trying not to brake the bank, but at the same I know you pay for what you get. Can anybody point in the direction I need to go in. I'm thinking between $250 for a Wilson Arms air gauged stainless steel, Rainier Arms $299, or $260 WOA. If anybody can think of another. Rand that is good and good price please let me know.
     
  2. AgentTikki

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    Black hole weaponry, great prices lousy lead times.
    Noveske, forged in dragons blood, quenched with the tears of a virgin.
    Jp Enterprises, beam my credit card up Scottie.

    Lilja, BCM, DD, etc etc etc
     

  3. mjkeat

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    At that price and SS (I'm assuming from the barrels you listed) WOA is a good choice. If you don't have to have SS look at DD.
     
  4. AznZOhAn

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    The only thing about DD is they don't have a 18" barrel with a rifle length gas system. I'm wanting to build a MK12 SPR copy. So far I've see white oaks, Wilson arms, DD, and Rainier arms, and noveske, sabre defense, and a few others are out of my price range.
     
  5. mjkeat

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    My fault I missread SPR for SBR :eek:. I had a WOA SPR 18" w/ rifle length gas system. I liked it for the short amount of time that I had it. To long for me, I'm no size queen.
     
  6. AgentTikki

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    Black Hole, makes good stuff if you do the time......
     
  7. AznZOhAn

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    I was gonna go with a 20", then I talked to a marine sniper and told me go with 18". That is what used in Iraq and he said it worked great and it's smaller and lighter than a 20".
     
  8. mjkeat

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    Sounds good.
     
  9. AznZOhAn

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    Anybody ever had experience with Rainier Arms barrels. They use Wilson blanks just like white oak, but they use a different twist ratio. It sounds like a deal, 18" stainless steel barrel, 1 in 8 twist, rifle length gas system, 223 wylde, and intermediate profile for $225. What do y'all think.
     
  10. AgentTikki

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  11. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Thank you.
     
  12. AznZOhAn

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    How reliable is the 223 wylde?
     
  13. jg3

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    Have a look at Wilson combat for barrels too
     
  14. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Will do, thanks for the tip.