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Posted: 9/16/2005 2:23:51 AM EDT

I'm building a "precision" upper...the requirements are, SUB MOA accuracy out to 300 meters and a 16" barrel...Since I'm not familiar with the different barrels I was hoping some of you guys could point me to the right direction. I looked at Wilson SS varmint barrels...they look quite promising..another option would be a WOA 16" match barrel from Adco...koted black...Does the actual upper receiver play a big part in accuracy? What about the bolt? Any tips & thought building this sort of upper? I haven't made up my mind about the forend yet.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 2:56:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:10:33 AM EDT
dennys recon
the pac-nor from adco

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:49:26 AM EDT

What is the best barrel for the buck? You guys reckon SUB MOA out to 300 meters is doable? [hopefully even better] Thanks!

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:53:24 AM EDT
-What is the best barrel for the buck? >> WILSON
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:17:47 AM EDT
In Euroland? Lother -Walther from Oberlander?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 6:39:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 6:41:15 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 8:19:56 AM EDT
Olympic arms SUM
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 10:46:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By sharkbait:
-What is the best barrel for the buck? >> WILSON


Keep in mind, the barrel is only as good as the ammo you feed it.

and the groups are only as good as the one behind it all
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:42:32 PM EDT
Krieger barrels!! Either done by them or Frank White at Compass Lake eng. Sub MOA out to threehundred is very doable with a good barrel. I have some 300 yard 1" groups from my Krieger.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 8:07:28 PM EDT
Check into Denny's recon barrel. It's priced right, has an arguably more reliable mid-length gas system, and some have reported sub-moa accuracy @ 100 even with Winchester Q3131A
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 2:34:57 AM EDT
My friend says he constantly shoots .35 groups with his Wilson 18" 1/8 barrel....That in mind I think I'll get a Wilson barrel as well.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:31:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By toxic:
Krieger barrels!! Either done by them or Frank White at Compass Lake eng. Sub MOA out to threehundred is very doable with a good barrel. I have some 300 yard 1" groups from my Krieger.

I've got a Krieger from Compass Lake.

Worth every penny and then some. I chose Krieger due to name, reputation and single point cut rifling. Seems even some of the other high dollar barrels dont use this method. That was really the single deciding issue on which high end name to go with. Krieger was like one of two that do that.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:37:44 AM EDT
I think the Krieger barrels are a bit too pricy to fit my budget...so a 16 or 18" Wilson has to do. I have the upper receiver ready so what do I need except for the barrel? It comes with a gas block, so I reckon I'd need a gas tube, barrel extension a complete bolt assembly with a handle. Anything I missed out?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:01:38 AM EDT
I,m real happy with my Wilson barrel ( CL ) accuracy with the wilson is excellent -- noveske is going to be coming out with a Chrome Line barrel very soon I may jump on that for my next upper.

Never built a upper so I can not help you with parts
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:43:00 PM EDT
sharkbait- where did you hear that Noveske was coming out with a chrome lined barrel?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:35:50 PM EDT
rpmwfo- email on it,s way to you
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:01:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 3:31:41 PM EDT
Compass Lake Engineering. www.compasslake.com

It takes a while but its worth the wait. Get the matching bolt option and if you must use a suppressor do not exceed 15 ft lbs of torque. Over torque those little suckers and you can wreck your accuracy. Make sure you have a nice tight fit between the alignment pin and the receiver. It should take some force to seat the barrel. I have one of Frank’s barrels on my rifle and I can’t praise it enough.
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