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Posted: 5/9/2004 5:59:13 AM EST
The Bushmaster Superlight 16" Barrel is $195, While the Model 1 16" C.A.R. Lightweight Barrel is $135. Is the Bushy worth the extra $60? I realize it's chrome lined while the Model 1 is not, but I'm curios if there's any other concerns re: Model 1 barrel quality.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 6:08:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 6:33:36 AM EST by wildbilljr]
Are they both chrome lined?h=85%

Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnel fat
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 6:42:31 AM EST
Depends on what you want to do with it and how much $60 dollars is worth to you.

For me, I'd go with the bushy.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 7:28:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/9/2004 7:32:41 AM EST by _DR]
I don't believe model1 offers chrome lined standard barrels unless they have added this to their lineup(possible since they have added a bunch of new stuff lately). Their ER Shaw barrels were previously all steel (either moly or stainless). As for quality, I have a buddy who built an AR with a Model1 20" bull stainless 1-8 twist, it shoots 1 MOA or better consistently, seems to be of good quality, no problems yet (he's sent about 200 rounds down the pipe so far). An ER Shaw barrel is no Krieger or Douglas, but they have a good reputation.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 8:52:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:01:16 AM EST
I still think chrome lining's overrated, but I'd recommend the Bushmaster barrel. The Model1 doesn't include the delta ring assembly, gas tube, handguards, and (I've heard) the front sight post.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:30:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Not_A_Llama:
I still think chrome lining's overrated, but I'd recommend the Bushmaster barrel. The Model1 doesn't include the delta ring assembly, gas tube, handguards, and (I've heard) the front sight post.

That's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for, thanks NaL.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 10:55:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 11:40:46 AM EST
Much like everyone else, I would go with the Bushie.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 11:44:23 AM EST
Also, the Bushie has a forged FSB while almost everyone elses are cast. Unlikely that you will ever break one, but it is good to know that you have the best. I would get the Bushie. Considering that the barrel and bolt is what serves to chamber the massive explosion of the powder and fire, I think $60 is a good insurance policy.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 12:09:52 PM EST
norman74, if you are going to buy the superlight barrel from Bushmaster's web site, then you are getting the "barrel only" for $195. It costs $219.95 with all the stuff Not_A_Llama's talkin about.
Flashlegs
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 1:28:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By flashlegs:
norman74, if you are going to buy the superlight barrel from Bushmaster's web site, then you are getting the "barrel only" for $195. It costs $219.95 with all the stuff Not_A_Llama's talkin about.
Flashlegs



Actually, the Bushmaster "barrel only" still comes with all of the hard to install stuff, it's just lacking the delta ring, handguards & gas tube.
www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/abbl-16sla.asp

or as "Barrel Only" with barrel nut; handguard cap and front sight.


As I'll be installing a carbon fiber free float tube anyway, I don't need any of that other stuff (including the handguard cap actually) and I'll just buy a loose gas tube.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 2:07:06 PM EST
get the bushmaster...
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:50:40 PM EST

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Originally Posted By Not_A_Llama:
I still think chrome lining's overrated, but I'd recommend the Bushmaster barrel. The Model1 doesn't include the delta ring assembly, gas tube, handguards, and (I've heard) the front sight post.
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That's exactly the kind of information I'm looking for, thanks NaL.

Actually, the Bushmaster "barrel only" still comes with all of the hard to install stuff, it's just lacking the delta ring, handguards & gas tube.
www.bushmaster.com/shopping/barrel-assemblies/abbl-16sla.asp


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or as "Barrel Only" with barrel nut; handguard cap and front sight.
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As I'll be installing a carbon fiber free float tube anyway, I don't need any of that other stuff (including the handguard cap actually) and I'll just buy a loose gas tube.

norman74, just thought I'd let you know, in case you were gonna purchase from Bushmaster under the impression that it was complete(everything in front of upper receiver)
Flashlegs
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:18:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Also, the Bushie has a forged FSB while almost everyone elses are cast. Unlikely that you will ever break one, but it is good to know that you have the best.



Model1 is forged, so is everyone elses but DPMS.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 7:52:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2004 7:52:41 PM EST by SULACO2]
Bush. '04.



/S2
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 8:14:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stryfe:
Depends on what you want to do with it and how much $60 dollars is worth to you.

For me, I'd go with the bushy.



I agree.. Nothing beats BM!!
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 9:40:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Trey-W:

Originally Posted By Ghost-Shooter:
Also, the Bushie has a forged FSB while almost everyone elses are cast. Unlikely that you will ever break one, but it is good to know that you have the best.



Model1 is forged, so is everyone elses but DPMS.



Olympic front sights are also cast.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:12:57 AM EST
IIRC from Tyrod's flyweight AR thread the BM is lighter too.
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