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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/17/2003 12:50:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/17/2003 12:56:53 PM EST by llanero]
Why is it that every barrel I've found in 1 in 8 twist is always stainless steel (with the usual $20-$50 increase in price)?
Am I missing something here? Is is impossible for someone to make a 1:8 barrel in chome-moly?
I await enlightenment.
Thanks, LLanero

edited to ask another question: Is paying twice as much for a chrome bolt carrier group cost-effective when compared to a non-chrome bolt carrier group($85 compared to $160)?

Yeah, I'm building one on the cheap...but I still want it to be trustworthy.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 3:00:14 PM EST
Olympic Arms sells 1 in 8 plain steel barrels in a variety of lengths. If you are building a cheap gun then go with a regular manganese phosphate coated bolt/carrier group.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 5:09:49 PM EST
And if you are building a great performing rifle, still go with the standard finish bolt carrier group unless you want to score BIG BLING-BLING points. Then, go with the unnecessary chrome.
Link Posted: 7/17/2003 6:11:00 PM EST
Thanks for the replies, guys. Oly it is and no bling-bling!
Link Posted: 7/18/2003 2:37:13 PM EST
You can pick up an Oly SUM for pretty cheap as well. If you are looking for a standard non-chrome 1-8, I would go with the Oly, they make some real good barrels.
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