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 BCM ion bonded ss barrels?
mar151011  [Member]
2/5/2011 10:48:58 AM
I was thinking of purchasing my first BCM ion bonded barrel for my next build. My question is are the bore and chamber included in the ion bonding process or is it just the surface of the barrel?
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Marksman14  [Team Member]
2/5/2011 12:02:54 PM
Outside only.
mar151011  [Member]
2/5/2011 2:40:55 PM
Thanx...
ttrustang  [Member]
2/7/2011 9:38:01 PM
Does any one know the weight on their 410 ss ion bonded 16" i know its a med weight barrel
KBAD  [Team Member]
2/7/2011 9:47:13 PM
Those are great barrels

Here's my 18" BCM ion SS

mar151011  [Member]
2/8/2011 12:45:10 AM
Sweeet!!
tstanfield12  [Team Member]
2/8/2011 12:49:27 AM
Originally Posted By ttrustang:
Does any one know the weight on their 410 ss ion bonded 16" i know its a med weight barrel


According to BCM the 16" SS410 barrel is 2lb 1oz...I wouldn't think the ion bond coating adds any weight.
moose-hunter  [Team Member]
2/14/2011 9:51:17 PM
Originally Posted By mar151011:
I was thinking of purchasing my first BCM ion bonded barrel for my next build. My question is are the bore and chamber included in the ion bonding process or is it just the surface of the barrel?


I'm thinking of going the same route but with a 18"... From what I've heard, these barrels are "probably one of the best quality production barrels out there since those are made by Krieger's Criterion div." That quote comes from a respected gun smith that built two of my match uppers.

My confusion is with the rifle length gas system of the 18" version. All my other rifles have been mid length gas with the exception of one "intermediate" length system on a 6.8 rifle. I'll be the first to admit, I'm clueless with gas systems.

I'd like to use a Magpul UBR on this build but don't know it that's possible with the rifle length gas system. Aren't I basically forced to use "rifle" parts and not "carbine" parts? Such as a rifle buffer as opposed to a carbine buffer....
KBAD  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 6:57:58 AM

Originally Posted By moose-hunter:
Originally Posted By mar151011:
I was thinking of purchasing my first BCM ion bonded barrel for my next build. My question is are the bore and chamber included in the ion bonding process or is it just the surface of the barrel?


I'm thinking of going the same route but with a 18"... From what I've heard, these barrels are "probably one of the best quality production barrels out there since those are made by Krieger's Criterion div." That quote comes from a respected gun smith that built two of my match uppers.

My confusion is with the rifle length gas system of the 18" version. All my other rifles have been mid length gas with the exception of one "intermediate" length system on a 6.8 rifle. I'll be the first to admit, I'm clueless with gas systems.

I'd like to use a Magpul UBR on this build but don't know it that's possible with the rifle length gas system. Aren't I basically forced to use "rifle" parts and not "carbine" parts? Such as a rifle buffer as opposed to a carbine buffer....

You can use whatever buffer you want. As you can see on my rifle posted above, I have a rifle length gas system and a carbine buffer/tube. Runs like a top.
Covertness  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 7:13:16 AM
Here's the 16" middy ion bonded ss barrel



sorry no pics of targets but the barrel shoots better than I do.

edit

and yes, I have gotten rid of the arms mount and replaced it with a LaRue mount
moose-hunter  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 10:04:17 AM
Originally Posted By KBAD:

Originally Posted By moose-hunter:
Originally Posted By mar151011:
I was thinking of purchasing my first BCM ion bonded barrel for my next build. My question is are the bore and chamber included in the ion bonding process or is it just the surface of the barrel?


I'm thinking of going the same route but with a 18"... From what I've heard, these barrels are "probably one of the best quality production barrels out there since those are made by Krieger's Criterion div." That quote comes from a respected gun smith that built two of my match uppers.

My confusion is with the rifle length gas system of the 18" version. All my other rifles have been mid length gas with the exception of one "intermediate" length system on a 6.8 rifle. I'll be the first to admit, I'm clueless with gas systems.

I'd like to use a Magpul UBR on this build but don't know it that's possible with the rifle length gas system. Aren't I basically forced to use "rifle" parts and not "carbine" parts? Such as a rifle buffer as opposed to a carbine buffer....

You can use whatever buffer you want. As you can see on my rifle posted above, I have a rifle length gas system and a carbine buffer/tube. Runs like a top.


Cool!!! Many thanks!!

I was on the fence going with BCM or WOA... Guess who won? Pulled the trigger last night and ordered the 18", rifle gas from Bravo. Hope you don't mind, but since it was your rifle that pushed me off that fence, I'll be using it as inspiration for this build.

Saintless  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 1:45:17 PM
Here you go... BCM 18 ION SS, with a UBR as mention. Note the UBR does use a CAR buffer, and Not a standard A2 Buffer.



moose-hunter  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 1:58:49 PM
Holy F'in Smokes!!!

After seeing all the nice sticks in this thread... It makes the wait even tougher!!

Thanks much folks!!

ETA: A mere few seconds after I posted this.... I received an email stating my order has shipped!!!
KBAD  [Team Member]
2/15/2011 2:20:33 PM

Originally Posted By moose-hunter:
Originally Posted By KBAD:

Originally Posted By moose-hunter:
Originally Posted By mar151011:
I was thinking of purchasing my first BCM ion bonded barrel for my next build. My question is are the bore and chamber included in the ion bonding process or is it just the surface of the barrel?


I'm thinking of going the same route but with a 18"... From what I've heard, these barrels are "probably one of the best quality production barrels out there since those are made by Krieger's Criterion div." That quote comes from a respected gun smith that built two of my match uppers.

My confusion is with the rifle length gas system of the 18" version. All my other rifles have been mid length gas with the exception of one "intermediate" length system on a 6.8 rifle. I'll be the first to admit, I'm clueless with gas systems.

I'd like to use a Magpul UBR on this build but don't know it that's possible with the rifle length gas system. Aren't I basically forced to use "rifle" parts and not "carbine" parts? Such as a rifle buffer as opposed to a carbine buffer....

You can use whatever buffer you want. As you can see on my rifle posted above, I have a rifle length gas system and a carbine buffer/tube. Runs like a top.


Cool!!! Many thanks!!

I was on the fence going with BCM or WOA... Guess who won? Pulled the trigger last night and ordered the 18", rifle gas from Bravo. Hope you don't mind, but since it was your rifle that pushed me off that fence, I'll be using it as inspiration for this build.


Glad I could inspire. Be sure to keep us updated on the progress. You're going to like it.
mar151011  [Member]
2/15/2011 11:34:03 PM
Very nice..... That is exactily what I pictured for my next build. Thanks for the pic!
bybon  [Team Member]
2/16/2011 6:54:16 AM
What sort of gas block is that in the first picture?
KBAD  [Team Member]
2/16/2011 7:45:01 AM

Originally Posted By bybon:
What sort of gas block is that in the first picture?

YHM low profile
mar151011  [Member]
2/16/2011 3:48:13 PM
Originally Posted By Covertness:
Here's the 16" middy ion bonded ss barrel

http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g326/Covertness/LaRue1.jpg

sorry no pics of targets but the barrel shoots better than I do.

edit

and yes, I have gotten rid of the arms mount and replaced it with a LaRue mount


I want that one!
ttrustang  [Member]
2/20/2011 3:24:04 PM
Nice rigs!! I got a question i just picked up my BCM 16" ss recce barrel mid length gas system i also picked up a daniel defense mk12 low profile gas block 750. I wanted to know will this work under my daniel defense RIS II 12" rail.?
Thanks
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