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Posted: 9/11/2010 6:36:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 2:21:48 PM EDT by VrodRay]
Pardon my ignorance, I'm a noob. But I'm building my first AR, Spikes lower & Upper so far. And now I'm looking for a 14.5" Barrel and was thinking something in stainless but can't seem to find one 14.5". I have a full machine shop so I was considering making my own muzzle brake out of stainless to weld on to get to 16". Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help...

Edit: Noveske 14.5 Afghan 5.56mm Barrel, anyone with experiance with these?
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=935
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 9:22:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VrodRay:
Pardon my ignorance, I'm a noob. But I'm building my first AR, Spikes lower & Upper so far. And now I'm looking for a 14.5" Barrel and was thinking something in stainless but can't seem to find one 14.5". I have a full machine shop so I was considering making my own muzzle break out of stainless to weld on to get to 16". Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help...

Edit: Noveske 14.5 Afghan 5.56mm Barrel, anyone with experiance with these?
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=935


I've got an Afghan. Best barrel I've ever owned, no joke. It was my first Noveske, and now I've changed all of my barrels to Noveske.
It's kind of a sickness, actually.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:03:33 AM EDT
Another good option is White Oak Arms
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 7:48:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 7:49:57 AM EDT by MSTN]
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:12:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 8:06:54 AM EDT by VrodRay]
I wasn't planning on welding the entire joint merely a shallow tack tig weld on the bottom side instead of a pin. My shop specializes it turbine component repairs including thin wall welding, repairing combustion cans and ducting made out of a material called Hastalloy X (extremely high in nickel) which is one of the more difficult metals to weld. I thought a very shallow tack on the bottom of a brake/flash hider made of the exact same material with a feeding rod of the same material would be superior to pinning. I'm sure my welder and I could surround everything but the area being tacked with wet rags, the rest of the barrel won't see any high temps. Do you think shallow tack will harm the barrel? It would also allow for me to remove it and leave the barrel like new if i needed to, by cuting the tack on the lathe along with a little of the break and then thread it off, and grind the remaining weld if any.

Here's a pic of the shops combustion can weld work

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo180/CopperAndBlack/can.jpg
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 9:51:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JoelK:
Another good option is White Oak Arms


Thanks for the white oak option, I haven't found that one yet.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 5:59:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VrodRay:
Originally Posted By JoelK:
Another good option is White Oak Arms


Thanks for the white oak option, I haven't found that one yet.


It's a good one. I have one of those in this rifle. Its a real shooter.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:18:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 7:24:35 AM EDT by VrodRay]
That White Oak Barrel is 223, so I can't shoot 5.56 right? But with the Noveske Barrel in 5.56 I can shoot both, am I correct? Anyone with a 223 barrel wish they could run 5.56, or is it an issue I won't have a problem with?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:43:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VrodRay:
That White Oak Barrel is 223, so I can't shoot 5.56 right? But with the Noveske Barrel in 5.56 I can shoot both, am I correct? Anyone with a 223 barrel wish they could run 5.56, or is it an issue I won't have a problem with?


WOA's 223 WYLDE chamber shoots 5.56 all day long. "WYLDE" being the key here.

Buy and shoot with confidence.

Call Rainier Arms for questions.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:04:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Brahmzy:
Originally Posted By VrodRay:
That White Oak Barrel is 223, so I can't shoot 5.56 right? But with the Noveske Barrel in 5.56 I can shoot both, am I correct? Anyone with a 223 barrel wish they could run 5.56, or is it an issue I won't have a problem with?


WOA's 223 WYLDE chamber shoots 5.56 all day long. "WYLDE" being the key here.

Buy and shoot with confidence.

Call Rainier Arms for questions.


I see, thank you Sir!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:55:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:49:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MSTN:
Originally Posted By VrodRay:
I wasn't planning on welding the entire joint merely a shallow tack tig weld on the bottom side instead of a pin.


T.I.G. IS DEFINITELY THE TICKET FOR THIS TASK.

HOWEVER, THE B.A.T.F.E. WANTS IT BOTH PINNED AND WELDED.


^^ THIS ^^
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