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Posted: 10/20/2012 5:05:42 PM EST
Who has the best deal on a 18" barrel

thnx
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 5:38:53 PM EST
The Rainier Arms Select barrels are a very good value for their price...

Rainier Arms Select
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 6:18:20 PM EST
Simply lowest price, DPMS Mk12, mixed reviews, many positive. Have one, no rounds thru it yet though.
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 6:21:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By tstanfield12:
The Rainier Arms Select barrels are a very good value for their price...

Rainier Arms Select


My thoughts, exactly.
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 8:26:19 PM EST
i have heard the rainier barrels are from black hole weaponry, any one know?
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 9:31:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Simply lowest price, DPMS Mk12, mixed reviews, many positive. Have one, no rounds thru it yet though.


I keep looking at this one and plan to buy one, the price is sure nice
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 10:17:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By mustangfreek:
i have heard the rainier barrels are from black hole weaponry, any one know?


They may be willing to tell you if you ask them...but a lot of places don't tell who they get parts from.

Either way they are a stand up company and their barrel does come with a sub MOA guarantee with match ammo so it's hard to go wrong there.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 4:07:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 4:44:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By mike_nds:
I've got the DPMS and it's very accurate.

I mounted the FSB on it, and it cost me under $180 total.

Crappy pic.
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/green_ar.JPG


That's nice.

Link Posted: 10/21/2012 5:24:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By tstanfield12:
Originally Posted By mustangfreek:
i have heard the rainier barrels are from black hole weaponry, any one know?


They may be willing to tell you if you ask them...but a lot of places don't tell who they get parts from.

Either way they are a stand up company and their barrel does come with a sub MOA guarantee with match ammo so it's hard to go wrong there.


I like guarantees. I think with that knowledge I would've ponied up the difference.

Link Posted: 10/21/2012 5:48:07 AM EST
I have the DPMS MK12 barrel and it's very accurate. I bought it back when it was $125 for the money it's a great barrel. I see now that it's $155. Still pretty good price.
Through Brownells, use code DSR for free shipping.

I originally wanted the Raineir Match barrel, but it went out of stock and I wanted to finish the build. Had the Rainier been in stock, I would have gone with that.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 8:27:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 9:36:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By mustangfreek:
i have heard the rainier barrels are from black hole weaponry, any one know?


Don't know for sure, but unlikely. BHW barrels are 3 groove rifled, and RA select are five groove (and I believe hammer forged).
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 9:40:50 AM EST
Are these FN barrels good? Does anybody know how the accuracy is on these? What would these barrels compare to?
I'm gonna buy one to match a FN A2 receiver.



Originally Posted By mike_nds:
PK Firearms also has some 18" FN barrels.

http://www.pkfirearms.com/FN_Barrels/192/c


Link Posted: 10/21/2012 11:14:50 AM EST
WOA makes a nice one as well, reasonably priced
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 11:21:31 AM EST
nordic components or rainier. I have a 14.5 rainier I am very happy with. lot of fellas using the NC 18 in 3 gun with great results.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 7:09:14 PM EST
I have the 16in Rainier Select and it is a great shooter.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 8:56:43 PM EST
I have the DPMS one, got it from Brownells, and I really like it for the price.
Link Posted: 10/21/2012 9:04:45 PM EST
I went with a BHW from surplus ammo. $230 with a stripped upper included.

I don't have a scope or mount yet, so I don't have personal accuracy numbers.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 4:18:47 AM EST
Lothar Walther, Noveske get my vote. Rock River uses Wilson barrels they are good to go also and rather low on the price scale.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 4:58:59 AM EST
I have a White Oak stainless 18". I really like it.

Link Posted: 10/22/2012 7:12:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2012 7:28:41 AM EST by JmPnTX]
Originally Posted By mustangfreek:
i have heard the rainier barrels are from black hole weaponry, any one know?


Yes, the Rainier Select series are according to a post on BHW's forum.

http://www.blackholeweaponry.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=testing&thread=551&page=1

Also interesting to note that they're using a Wylde/5.56 chamber, except for the Rainier Select which are 5.56 NATO.

I have one of the BHW 18" 3P rifled barrels (I think the Select are 5P) and I'm getting excellent velocity out of it. 3305 fps with LC M193.

I see the Surplus Arms has their sale on again...BHW barrel and free stripped upper for $229

http://www.surplusammo.com/barrels/
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 4:44:59 PM EST
Any others i should be looking at?
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 4:53:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2012 4:54:08 PM EST by mustangfreek]
Oops double post. sorry
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 5:57:13 PM EST
I went with the bhw barrel, and I will never do it again. I took it out last weekend and was getting groups that were more like shotgun patterns. I've also heard they have a reputation for being like this.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 6:00:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 6:09:10 PM EST
I have a BHW and it goes sub MOA without working hard to get a load together for it. So far, so good. I think I'm going to try one of the Rainer's for another build.

Hoover..... Keep shooting that barrel. Mine grouped horribly for the first 50 rounds. I was extremely concerned. Sometime around 50 rounds it tightened up and started shooting better. By the hundredth round it was nearing MOA and by 150 it was sub.
Link Posted: 10/22/2012 6:16:33 PM EST
I have a BHW and it goes sub MOA without working hard - This is what mine is like also, I did break it in as listed on there web site no sure if that helps or not, but couldnt be happier with it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:52:45 AM EST
ordered my bhw barrel today with 20% off for black friday
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