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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:13:15 PM EDT
Ok I'm looking at Stainless Steel Barrels and would like to find out what a budget 1:7 twist barrel might cost and need to Know the best places to get one/ I know for $200 I can get a 1:8 twist barrel just not so sure what an upgrade would cost. upper is  a 5.56. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 3:06:47 AM EDT
Good question. Seems like the majority of SS Barrels are always 1x8 twist.

"Budget" and "SS" are not usually found in the same sentence. " Affordable" sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/29/2012 7:26:33 PM EDT
So far it seems that "ss" and budget aren't common knowledge. So any info. Would be great!
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 5:31:48 AM EDT
I just bought a 1:9 SS carbine length from Surplus Ammo for less than $140. Not your twist but a nice deal.
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 5:40:49 AM EDT
WOA has a SS 16", 1:7, but it is $273.
Link Posted: 10/7/2012 5:52:44 AM EDT
Have you checked out Black Hole Weaponry barrels?  1/8 twist, not your requested 1/7 but they are pretty dang accurate.

Surplus Ammo Blackhole Weaponry

$229 plus shipping but you also get a free stripped upper.  So sell the upper, or count it towards your build and that's under 200.

Link Posted: 10/7/2012 6:27:11 PM EDT
The price isn`t as important as the twist since NRA competition requires minimal 1:7 twist. But the WOA seems to be a good deal any others would be great. Thanks for all the info. So far.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 3:57:17 AM EDT
Quoted:
Have you checked out Black Hole Weaponry barrels?  1/8 twist, not your requested 1/7 but they are pretty dang accurate.

Surplus Ammo Blackhole Weaponry

$229 plus shipping but you also get a free stripped upper.  So sell the upper, or count it towards your build and that's under 200.




Not sure if that package deal is still available.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 6:34:03 AM EDT
Rainier Select, $225



Used to be until a month or so ago, $189.  Glad I didn't wait


 
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 2:35:41 PM EDT
You won't go wrong with the WOA, its a great barrel.
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 3:47:36 PM EDT
Quoted:
The price isn`t as important as the twist since NRA competition requires minimal 1:7 twist. But the WOA seems to be a good deal any others would be great. Thanks for all the info. So far.


Which match will you be shooting? SRS, NM, etc??
Link Posted: 10/8/2012 6:18:13 PM EDT
Probably SRS and some local Cmp high power stuff.
Link Posted: 10/9/2012 1:21:21 PM EDT
Quoted:
Probably SRS and some local Cmp high power stuff.


SRS requires a 20" barrel. There is no rule for twist. The gun must look like an A2 fixed handle or A4 with carry handle, A2 sights, standard rifle hand guards, A2 grip, standared trigger guard, A2 flash hider and A2 stock.
Link Posted: 10/9/2012 1:41:42 PM EDT
Quoted:
Ok I'm looking at Stainless Steel Barrels and would like to find out what a budget 1:7 twist barrel might cost and need to Know the best places to get one/ I know for $200 I can get a 1:8 twist barrel just not so sure what an upgrade would cost. upper is  a 5.56. Thanks!

consider first that over the life of the barrel you are going to spend AT LEAST ten times the money on ammo compared to what you spent on the barrel in the first place.   saving $100 on the barrel equates to about 50 rounds of SMK's or similar accurate ammo.  accordingly, "wasting" $100 of match ammo because you bought the least expensive barrel possible does not make sense –– unless your goal is to simply have a run-of-the-mill stainless barrel versus having a stainless barrel with accuracy/precision worthy of decent ammo.

high quality Noveske stainless barrels cost about the same as a case of M855.

ar-jedi

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