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Posted: 7/20/2008 10:47:48 PM EST
So I accidentally ordered a heavy barrel when I ordered my kit from M1 awhile back. I'm getting annoyed at the extra weight of this barrel.

I'm trying to find a barrel but am not having much luck. I want either a 1:7 or 1:8 twist, 16" carbine length barrel. Gov't profile or lightweight- it doesn't matter much to me. I just want something lighter.

Del-Ton doesn't seem to sell these faster twist barrels even though they're available in the kits they offer.

I like the ER Shaw lightweight barrels at M1 but they only have them in 1:9. I looked at CMMG but that's a little more than I have to spend. I'm looking to spend around $200. Can anyone help me?
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:09:06 AM EST
Give PK Firearms a call. In the past they've sold 1/7 Bushmaster CL'd barrels that seem to run about $215 for a 16" rig. I'm not sure if you're going to find a 1/7 barrel assembly less than that brandnew. You can check the EE & see what's available for new or used. You may be able to find a stripped barrel for less than your budget cap if you're comfortable building it up & putting it on your existing upper. The CMMG would be a good choice for the features you want. I bought a complete barrel assembly from them on the cheap with discounts but I just noticed that their base prices have been increased about $20. I'm not sure when or why this happened but that's a shame. They seem to be getting more than enough business so a price increase is surprising. Would you entertain a 14.5 or 14.7 with perm FH? That may increase your chances of finding a 1/7 gov't or lightweight profile somewhere.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:22:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 6:23:32 AM EST by M4builder]
Send the one you have to Adco.

....and look on the EE here.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:07:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By M4builder:
Send the one you have to Adco.

....and look on the EE here.


+1 for Adco

They will "slim-fast" it for you.

They are fast & reliable.

Squig
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:50:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 10:52:43 AM EST by asknight]
Right here on the EE from GDS_Scott, who provides superb service and Bushmaster barrel assemblies.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=22&t=263482

- 16" M4 1/7 or 1/9 Twist...............................................$255.00 Shipped No fees
- 16" Superlight 1/7 or 1/9 Twist......................................$255.00 Shipped No fees
- 16" Hbar 1/7 or 1/9 Twist.............................................$245.00 Shipped No fees

Either of the green highlighted items fit your described requirements.

ETA: Doh! I seen your $200 requirement. I don't know of a reputable, high quality 16" lightweight for that price or below. Sorry.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:28:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 12:29:07 PM EST by d_striker]

Originally Posted By asknight:
Right here on the EE from GDS_Scott, who provides superb service and Bushmaster barrel assemblies.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=22&t=263482

- 16" M4 1/7 or 1/9 Twist...............................................$255.00 Shipped No fees
- 16" Superlight 1/7 or 1/9 Twist......................................$255.00 Shipped No fees
- 16" Hbar 1/7 or 1/9 Twist.............................................$245.00 Shipped No fees

Either of the green highlighted items fit your described requirements.


ETA: Doh! I seen your $200 requirement. I don't know of a reputable, high quality 16" lightweight for that price or below. Sorry.


Great find! Thanks for your time. I think I might be able to spend a few more bucks. I just don't want to spend TOO much. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 2:21:28 PM EST
Check original post date 3/31/2005
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:06:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 7:07:21 PM EST by asknight]
gah436, GDS_Scott keeps that thread updated with current prices. He/they condensed their Bushy barrels down into one thread and just keep it maintained that way. Simpler for them, I'm guessing. I purchased a 16" Superlight from him about a month ago and the price was good.


Posted :: 3/31/2005 4:25:38 PM CDT
Last Edited :: 7/18/2008 12:02:05 PM CDT by GDS_Scott
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