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Posted: 8/30/2004 11:35:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 8:09:16 PM EDT by scrum]
I am in process of building an SPR-like AR. This will require an 18" barrel.

Does anyone have any contact info for Benjamin (match barrels) out here in WA or the Pac NW? I have now heard about them from 2 different sources as being awesome but noone has contact info.

BTW - Edited out my first question, as it was just plain stupid. A stupid question is one you already know the answer for, but go on and run out and waste people's time with anyway because you are too lazy to think through what you are asking. Thanks to everybody who set me straight.


Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:38:54 AM EDT
since i'm guessing you're not putting a m203 on it, why not go with fluting all the way down?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:51:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 11:54:43 AM EDT
Good point. Never thought that far through. Chalk up another stupid thing this forum has kept me from wasting my money trying!

Ok, kill the barrel profile/fluting question. It's moot.

That said, anyone have any info on Benjamin barrels?


Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:11:25 PM EDT
Fluting will increase cooling and make the barrel lighter. It will not make the barel more rigid that it was in it's original configuration.

Originally Posted By scrum:
Would a taking a heavy under the handguards M4 profile and fluting the under the handguards part provide any benefit? Fluting can provide increased stability/rigidity and increased heat dissipation, but would it just be a complete waste of time vs the standard SPR build?

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