Originally Posted By epointer:
Bergara barrels are made in Spain, not Italy. I dont have any experience with their AR15 barrels but I do with their Encore barrels. I wasnt to impressed with them, and from what I gathered a lot of other Encore owners didnt think they are to great either. I saw that episode of Shooting USA, the guy did the swap way to easy. The barrel nut just came right off without any effort (at least it looked that way), he didnt use any grease, torque the barrel nut, or anything. I dont believe anything those shows try to sell you.
Agreed, that is why I thought I might find some personal feedback here. The TV shows are funny (since it is always obvious they have prepared for every difficulty way before the camera starts rolling.) The shows are one long commercial since the manufacturing sponsors are paying for the air time, and I have yet to see any show exclaim "What a POS!"
Thanks for the feedback.