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Posted: 8/28/2023 2:30:14 PM EST
Borebuddy has the Apogee Match barrels available at their website now.  I got to test my 21" version over the weekend and posted pics and information at RFC

I know this is the lazy way to do it but if there's something specific you would like to know, hit me up.  https://www.rimfirecentral.com/threads/borebuddy-1-12-ar22-barrels-preliminary-results.1269737/page-3#post-13149645

All in all....I'm happy with the results and look forward to more testing and stretching this out to longer distances.
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 3:09:34 PM EST
I replied to that thread on Rimfire Central. Hopefully I can get out and test my 21" BB Apogee barrel this week. I will definitely post my results on both forums.
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 6:13:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Erik72:

All in all....I'm happy with the results and look forward to more testing and stretching this out to longer distances.
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Are those 50 yard targets?
Link Posted: 8/29/2023 7:02:46 AM EST
Yes Sir!  I failed to mention that of course.
Link Posted: 8/29/2023 4:34:27 PM EST
Nice shooting with all 3 barrels!
Link Posted: 8/29/2023 7:50:56 PM EST
I have everything ready to go for in the morning. I will only be shooting at 50 yards and 83 yards tomorrow. Hopefully the weather cooperates and the range isn't busy in the morning.
Link Posted: 8/30/2023 7:37:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Renaissancemann:
Nice shooting with all 3 barrels!
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Thank you!  Nice Barrel!
Link Posted: 8/30/2023 11:54:11 AM EST
I just got back from the range. I was only able to shoot at 50 yards for groups. And I am not all that impressed with the BB Apogee barrel at this time. I started by shooting 25 rounds to break the barrel in with CCI Standard. I then shot some 5 shot groups at 50 yards with CCI Standard and I kept getting 1 flyer per group. I also tried some Norma Tac 22 and SK Rifle Match. I swapped the barrel between switching ammo and fired 10 seasoning shots before shooting 5 shot groups. Again I had 1 flyer per group with Norma and SK ammo. Maybe I didn't shoot enough to break the barrel in, who knows.

Now the wind was doing crazy stuff today and changing directions. But I didn't get the flyers when shooting the CMMG 16" 1-16 barrel with CCI Standard. I didn't bother trying any different ammo in the CMMG barrel. Anyway here are two photos, with one 5 shot group from each upper with CCI Standard. The CCI Standard did the best out of the BB barrel. Norma did the worst.

5 shots at 50 yards with Bore Buddy 21" barrel

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5 shots at 50 yards with CMMG 16" barrel

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Both uppers have Arken SH4 6-24 scopes with Arken 20 MOA mounts. Both uppers have a RTB bolt with Bore buddy firing pins and Bore Buddy bolt weight. So the only difference is the barrels and upper receivers. The BB barrel is in a RTB 9mm/22LR upper and the CMMG barrel is in an Anderson upper. I used the same lower for both uppers. The lower has a BB pressure plug and Larue MBT-2S trigger.

I will have to shoot the BB barre more to make sure it is good and broke in before I make a final judgement.
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