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Posted: 9/29/2004 7:11:53 PM EST
I want an accurate RECCE/SPR type upper but love chrome-lined barrels for all their benefits.

How much accuracy will I lose by going chrome lined?

Who makes the most accurate chrome lined barrel?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 7:19:58 PM EST
Put it this way, your gun probably will still be more accurate than you are, chromed or not. Make your life easier and go with chrome.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:25:39 PM EST
Anyone have any knowledge as to the best/highest quality/most accurate chrome lined barrel maker?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:33:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:34:40 PM EST by innocent_bystander]
I imagine all of the chrome lined barrels come from Wilson or Shaw regardless of who's name is on them. FN might be the exception as they claim to make their own.

I've had chrome lined barrels marked Bushmaster and RRA and both are very high quality.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:38:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
I imagine all of the chrome lined barrels come from Wilson or Shaw regardless of who's name is on them. FN might be the exception as they claim to make their own.



Bushmaster makes their own barrels as does Colt.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:42:16 PM EST
Forest, are you sure about that?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:03:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
I imagine all of the chrome lined barrels come from Wilson or Shaw regardless of who's name is on them. FN might be the exception as they claim to make their own.



Bushmaster makes their own barrels as does Colt.



I have a friend who cuts barrels for Oly said they cut barrels for Bushmaster. Maybe this is normal, maybe they just cut the stainless barrels, maybe they were taking up slack, I don't know.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 8:08:13 AM EST
The only input I have on accuracy is that both my Bushmaster and Colt M4 type carbines I use at work shoot identical groups at 50 yards with an Aimpoint.. This is of limited use to me due to the range and optic.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 10:03:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
Forest, are you sure about that?



Yes.

Jarrod even posted the process Bushmaster uses to build there barrels a couple of years ago. This was for the Chrome lined barrels

My bother's barrels were hand selected off the assembly line by one of the R&D guys that worked there (before he retired 3 years ago).


I have a friend who cuts barrels for Oly said they cut barrels for Bushmaster. Maybe this is normal, maybe they just cut the stainless barrels


Oly used to sell Bushmaster barrels many years ago (when Bushy was a small operation).

I do not know the status of the stainless barrels as Bushmasters was not selling those when Jarrod talked about Bushy manufacturing their own barrels.
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