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Posted: 12/19/2005 3:45:21 AM EST
I've spoken with multiple vendors about cutting down a chrome-lined AR-15 barrel and received several different answers. They fall within two opposed camps:

1. Cutting down a chrome-lined barrel will cause cracks and flaking of the chrome lining.

2. There are no problems with cutting down a chrome-lined barrel.

So which is it?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:57:42 AM EST
with a good gunsmith with the right tools there will be no problems with cutting a chrome lined barrel.



look up adcofirearms.com in the industry forum, he has a really long thread with customer feedback on work he has done.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:10:25 AM EST
I had a 20" HBAR cut to 18". So far I only have 250 rnds. thru it. I am monitoring it to see if there is an accuracy dropoff. Right now it shoots sub MOA. I figure if it goes 2000 w/o a problem it will be OK. If not, I'll just put a WOA barrel on it in the future or just use it as a blaster barrel. Also, I REALLY like the 18" length. IMHO it's the ideal length.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:43:05 AM EST
I've cut three in my living room with a Dremel tool, while watching TV.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:28:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
with a good gunsmith with the right tools there will be no problems with cutting a chrome lined barrel.




This is a very curious topic. It must also include how to recrown the thing.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:06:40 PM EST

It must also include how to recrown the thing.


I hadn't even thought that far ahead. Anyone have an answer they'd care to share?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:28:18 PM EST
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