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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/10/2007 12:22:27 PM EST
I am looking at building my first AR.

How important is a chrome lined barrel?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 12:27:13 PM EST
there nice because they can take abuse, and theres no chamber damage when using wolf's steel ammo. i think there just as accurate, and a little easier to clean. do you really really need one.... not really, but most rifles include a chrome chamber and boar for only 35$ more. i say... why not?!?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 12:41:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:14:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2007 1:15:27 PM EST by KC-ROUGHNECK]
Pros, correct me if I'm wrong.

The only advantages of a chomolly barrel over chrome lined is better accuracy and price.

However, your probably not a good enough shot to actually notice the difference in accuracy. (very few people are)

And the price difference should be less than $50 bucks.

The are several advantages of a chrome lined barrel: Easier to clean, less likely to corode, will last longer....etc

Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:22:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:51:15 PM EST
I dont shoot corrosive ammo, I clean my guns after going to the range, but I prefer chrome lined bores in my AR's just do to the increased life of the barrel. For an extra $50 you get a barrel that will last the average range commando 2 lifetimes so why not?
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:52:08 PM EST
Chrome lined will last much longer, and do cost a bit more. Here, we only stock the chrome lined as there have been two cases where duty rifles were brought to us that were not being maintained properly (chromemoly) and chambers rusting. As a result, failure to eject and rims torn off the cases. Yes, with proper maintenance the chromemoly barrels are just fine, but if you want the added insurance....
Link Posted: 10/10/2007 1:55:34 PM EST
Chrome lined is Much easier and faster to clean.
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