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Posted: 5/20/2005 1:42:26 PM EST
Going to buy a new Rock River rifle. In general what barrel would have the best possibility of being the most accurate?

Chrome-Moly
Chrome lined
Stainless

I have been told chrome molly will be more accurate than chrome lined.

What do you think?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:36:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 4:45:34 PM EST by Rkangel777]
The general perception is that stainless and chrome moly will be slightly more accurate than chrome lined. But, those minor differences in accuracy could just as easily be attributed to how well the barrel was made in the first place. I think quality has more to do with accuracy than barrel material and lining.

I chose chrome lined because, as a fellow Oregonian, I find everything rusts-especially rifle bores. I gladly give up the minimal accuracy difference for a little less worry. Stainless may be a good option as well. What would you be using the rifle for?

BTW Rock River's are nice. Check out eaglefirearms.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:37:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Duskykiller:
Going to buy a new Rock River rifle. In general what barrel would have the best possibility of being the most accurate?
Chrome-Moly
Chrome lined
Stainless

I have been told chrome molly will be more accurate than chrome lined.

What do you think?



Stainless.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:46:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:04:30 PM EST
what's the purpose of your rifle? Why do you need max accuracy? How many rounds you going to shoot? What barrel length you getting?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 6:14:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By C4iGrant:

Originally Posted By Duskykiller:
Going to buy a new Rock River rifle. In general what barrel would have the best possibility of being the most accurate?

Chrome-Moly
Chrome lined
Stainless

I have been told chrome molly will be more accurate than chrome lined.

What do you think?



I am building PAC NOR barrels in Chrome Moly. While I do believe you can get a VERY accurate Chrome lined barrel I don't think it happens all that often. SS would be my second choice.


C4



Finally, someone who understands.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:23:57 PM EST
I will be getting a 16 inch carbine. Probably shoot no more than 1000 rounds in this gun in a year. I am not concerned with max accuracy as R/R has a 1 MOA guaranty anyway and that is good enough. Just was wondering what others thought. I currently have all three types. This mornig was shootin 3/4 to 1 inch groups with a 16" bull barrel DPMS that is crome molly at 200 yards. I would have to special order stainless with about a 2 month wait. I can get a crome molly without waiting. Probably have just answered my own question.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 7:56:27 PM EST
Are you building or buying?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:07:49 AM EST
I will be buyin this one.
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