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Posted: 3/22/2020 3:25:58 PM EDT
Does any one know if or when Steyr will come out with a 223 wylde barrel with a 1:8 twist?
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 5:41:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2020 5:42:54 PM EDT by maleante]
The answer is never. The Austrians are complacent with the AUG design and rarely make substantial changes because it works and they don't believe there's anything to fix.

The European gun mentality is vastly different than what an American consumer wants.
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 5:57:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:

The European gun mentality is vastly different than what an American consumer wants.
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100% correct.
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 5:59:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ceanes:
Does any one know if or when Steyr will come out with a 223 wylde barrel with a 1:8 twist?
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The only way would be to have one made at a considerable cost
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 8:11:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
The answer is never. The Austrians are complacent with the AUG design and rarely make substantial changes because it works and they don't believe there's anything to fix.

The European gun mentality is vastly different than what an American consumer wants.
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another answer: there is no point in doing a Wylde chambered AUG
Link Posted: 3/22/2020 8:22:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mcantu:
another answer: there is no point in doing a Wylde chambered AUG
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This.

NATO spec chamber, 2 twist rates, and 2 barrel threads, with various lengths, are enough options.

Let's just try to get them back to producing quality chrome-lined barrels first.
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 4:50:03 AM EDT
As said.. not going to happen..
A friend of mine, huge aug fan, is till waiting for 300blk barrels that were rumored years ago..
Link Posted: 3/23/2020 11:23:48 AM EDT
Steyr doesn’t even keep up with production let alone innovation. I like them but by the time they come out with something new it’s years before it’s readily available and at the time it comes out it’s typically missing one item common with the competition to be current. Still like my A1 and. T AUG but wish I could actually find a A2 and it had a optics plate.
Link Posted: 3/24/2020 8:11:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Frens:
As said.. not going to happen..
A friend of mine, huge aug fan, is till waiting for 300blk barrels that were rumored years ago..
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Yes.....would love a .300 BO barrel
Link Posted: 3/24/2020 2:27:50 PM EDT
The 300blk barrels are fielded. Steyr just doesnt care for consumers/civilians.
Link Posted: 3/24/2020 2:29:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By B1B:
The 300blk barrels are fielded. Steyr just doesnt care for consumers/civilians.
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Does any LE in the US have them?

(Or the new NATO stocks with the A3 bolt release)?
Link Posted: 3/24/2020 9:53:32 PM EDT
Anyone else notice the AUG barrels have disappeared off the Steyr site?  Had been waiting for a sale on the 16" barrels...
Link Posted: 3/24/2020 10:13:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2020 10:15:54 PM EDT by KitBuilder]
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Originally Posted By TightLines612:
Anyone else notice the AUG barrels have disappeared off the Steyr site?  Had been waiting for a sale on the 16" barrels...
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Yeah I noticed that too.
Maybe they'll be back for another Black Friday sale. That's when I snagged my last chrome-lined one (24" LMG barrel with bipod) a few years ago.
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 3:01:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
Does any LE in the US have them?
(Or the new NATO stocks with the A3 bolt release)?
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I dont have any information for the US.
The Austrian police uses some 300blk with the stanag stock with bolt release.
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 9:33:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TightLines612:
Anyone else notice the AUG barrels have disappeared off the Steyr site?  Had been waiting for a sale on the 16" barrels...
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I was looking for a NATO stock earlier and those are gone too.

What gives?
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 9:50:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TightLines612:
Anyone else notice the AUG barrels have disappeared off the Steyr site?  Had been waiting for a sale on the 16" barrels...
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I bought mine several years ago. One of the last ones Pete had. He said at the time he probably wouldn't sell them again as they were slow sellers. [and not cheap even if on sale]

Link Posted: 3/25/2020 10:37:55 AM EDT
Heck, they don't even chrome line their barrels anymore.
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 5:44:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TightLines612:
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Maybe they pulled them as they are going to start offering CL'd barrels again?  A guy can hope can't he?
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 9:34:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/25/2020 9:35:09 PM EDT by Kwisak]
They also pulled the stocks as well, Something new on its way?
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 10:34:46 PM EDT
When did they stop chrome lining?

That seems like a step backwards, but I guess cheaper for them to produce.

Glad I have a couple of extra barrels now.
Link Posted: 3/25/2020 10:44:36 PM EDT
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In the past I've noticed that Steyr pulls inventory off their website when they're low on parts to build rifles.

Their inventory comes in from Austria on a boat and any number of things could hold up products reaching Alabama. I'd guess that they're putting together as many AUGs as possible due to high demand at this time and needed to keep product for guns, not online sales.
Link Posted: 3/26/2020 4:53:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By avslash:
When did they stop chrome lining?

That seems like a step backwards, but I guess cheaper for them to produce.

Glad I have a couple of extra barrels now.
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Late 2018 , they stopped when they switched from FN to unfinished Austrian blanks. They couldn’t get the plating right so they nitrided them instead and charged more for each bbl.
Link Posted: 3/26/2020 5:57:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FullAssault:

Late 2018 , they stopped when they switched from FN to unfinished Austrian blanks. They couldn’t get the plating right so they nitrided them instead and charged more for each bbl.
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I think around that same time (Oct 2018) they sold some 1/7 CL barrels. I wonder if they made them then or if they were leftovers from the first run of 1/7s a while back.
Link Posted: 3/26/2020 6:27:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
I wonder if they made them then or if they were leftovers from the first run of 1/7s a while back.
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Supposedly there were only 2 production runs of the 1/7 CL barrels. (Both metric.)

First run was marked with a 7, while the second run was unmarked.
Link Posted: 3/26/2020 8:36:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2020 5:22:58 AM EDT by fxntime]
How about a CL barrel I bought around 2015-16, 16'' Has ''Made in the USA, 5.56x45/.223.'' on it and a mark by the splines. C9 or something like that, kind of faint and not real legible.

ETA, I think there is a 1202 stamped on it also.
Link Posted: 3/27/2020 1:30:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
Supposedly there were only 2 production runs of the 1/7 CL barrels. (Both metric.)

First run was marked with a 7, while the second run was unmarked.
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Ah yep, that's right. I have some from both runs and still have the hangtags on the latest because they're not marked. If I took the tags off they'd get mixed in with 1/9 barrels.
Link Posted: 3/27/2020 11:51:14 PM EDT
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Ah yep, that's right. I have some from both runs and still have the hangtags on the latest because they're not marked. If I took the tags off they'd get mixed in with 1/9 barrels.
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Originally Posted By maleante:
Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
Supposedly there were only 2 production runs of the 1/7 CL barrels. (Both metric.)

First run was marked with a 7, while the second run was unmarked.


Ah yep, that's right. I have some from both runs and still have the hangtags on the latest because they're not marked. If I took the tags off they'd get mixed in with 1/9 barrels.


I suggest you verify twist rate on the “unmarked” 1/7 barrels. I purchased one and after checking twist rate found it was actually 1/9.
Link Posted: 3/28/2020 12:02:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MickB:
I suggest you verify twist rate on the “unmarked” 1/7 barrels. I purchased one and after checking twist rate found it was actually 1/9.
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Did yours have a white hangtag attached to the FH marked "1/7"?

I'll still check anyways. How tight does the rod need to be to get an accurate reading?
Link Posted: 3/28/2020 12:27:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By maleante:
How tight does the rod need to be to get an accurate reading?
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Just need regular (1-piece preferably) cleaning rod and jag/loop set up tight enough that the patch will firmly engage the rifling. It's fine if the rod can rotate/unscrew at first... You just set it up for 9" of free travel, mark top dead center, and either push or pull it so the pieces are tight (not unscrewing due to movement, but trying to get tighter while bottomed-out.) Allow your fingers to rotate with the rod, and after 7 or 9 inches you'll get a full revolution and your mark will be TDC again. Whatever distance that revolution took on the rod is your twist rate.
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