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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 7/4/2018 12:14:44 PM EST
I am looking to build up a AR upper for DCM matches and was consider a BCA barrel. I was looking at their 20 inch, SS rifle length heavy barrel, Wylde .223 chambered, fluted, 1/7 twist. I can't find any meaningful reviews of this barrel and wanted to know if anyone has tried it. My plan is to build it up with a RRA DCM HG, and Dez clamp on FSB. Thought it might make a fun iron sight upper. BCA claims the barrel will shoot MOA.
Link Posted: 7/6/2018 3:27:38 PM EST
Well this post had a few looks but no opinions. I figure this barrel isn't a popular option for DCM rifles. I ordered the barrel and it should be here tomorrow. When it gets here I will give you an update on the barrel, visual inspection. Once the rest of my parts come in I will update you on the build and how she shoots. I figure worst case is I buy a WO and rebarrel. I am not too concerned cause I like projects.
Link Posted: 7/8/2018 7:31:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/9/2018 6:12:22 AM EST by mb3]
Barrel arrived yesterday. I ordered it on 7/5 and it arrived 7/7 from Primary Arms, TX to FL. It was packaged very well and arrived with no damage to the packaging. I took pictures but I am not sure how to post since I dumped PB. Overall the barrel looks great; nice crown, good polish, sharp clean fluting, with a nice M4 barrel extention. There is a very small nick, tool mark, on one of the flutes. It is about 1/16 of an inch in length. I also received my DEZ fsb and it looks great. I will have to dremil the sling swivel attachment so it will not interfere with the hg. The barrel is dimpled underneath so locating the fsb should not be an issue. Thats all for now.
Link Posted: 7/9/2018 5:23:04 AM EST
Please keep this updated with your findings. I love it when a cheap barrel hold the x ring.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 5:53:54 AM EST
Just a little update; I got my upper assembled without any real issues. The Brownells M4 upper looks pretty good. It has as little bit of a blue/black finish but the machine work looks great. My only complaint is the barrel to upper fit was not very tight. I didn't have any shim stock on hand so I used Lock Tight to bed it. The DEZ FSB is very nice. It fit snug and was very easy to mount true, with the dimpled barrel. I used a dremel to cut off the sling mounts, filed the cuts flat, and cold blued with Oxpho Blue. The installation of the RRA NM tube went well. It was a little hard to mount it level once I tightened the lock ring. I got it very close but, will likely re adjust it after shooting. The handguards fit very tight and were a challange to adjust and mount. I have decided to use the RRA carry handle with the 1/4 adjustment, .040 objective. I haven't ordered it but will use a standard carry handle until it arrives.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 5:59:24 AM EST
General consensus on BCA and accuracy is it's a crapshoot. It might shoot ok, it might be all over the place. No reports of stellar accuracy I can find.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 6:25:01 AM EST
Good luck with it. It will be interesting to see what it produces at 600 yards. I have one 14.5 BCA barrel. It does pretty good but I’ve only fired it at 100.
Link Posted: 7/18/2018 9:08:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PalmettoSharpshooter:
Good luck with it. It will be interesting to see what it produces at 600 yards. I have one 14.5 BCA barrel. It does pretty good but I’ve only fired it at 100.
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Thats what this is about. I am trying to build up a bugdet rifle and see whst I can get out of it. BCA says their barrels will hold MOA so I will see if this build will at least to 300 yards. There is one range nearby that I can get to 600 on.
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