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Posted: 9/11/2007 4:55:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2007 5:07:38 PM EDT by Ryo]
What do you guys think of a Lothar Walther, 1/8 twist, .223 Wylde R5 SS barrel?

Also.. what's a .223wilde barrel? I read on line somewhere that it's designed to be able to safely use the 5.56 and .223.
Link Posted: 9/11/2007 6:44:36 PM EDT
If Lothar Walther is good enough for LaRue Tactical, it should be good enough for you.

The wylde chamber has a looser throat and free-bore. It's a good "middle of the road" chamber for pressures and accuracy.

ls
Link Posted: 9/11/2007 7:07:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2007 7:41:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LordStoner:
If Lothar Walther is good enough for LaRue Tactical, it should be good enough for you.

The wylde chamber has a looser throat and free-bore. It's a good "middle of the road" chamber for pressures and accuracy.

ls


Actually, it is a tad more generous in the body dimension, has a longer freebore, but with a minimum diameter (.224).
Link Posted: 9/11/2007 10:50:50 PM EDT
That's what I heard.. that LW was a upper end barrel. I already bought it but I just wanted to learn more about it. I trusted the guy who put my setup together and so far I'm very happy with it. (Lance from West Coast Armory, Issaquah, WA).

Thanks for informing me more about the wylde barrel.. Wikipedia just seems to tell me about it being able to use both .223 & 5.56 rounds. Since I'm new to the 223/5.56, I never knew there was a difference until recently. Just seems really strange to me that there would be 2 sizes.
Link Posted: 9/12/2007 3:34:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2007 3:35:48 AM EDT by NVBGear]
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 7:59:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NVBGear:
Some of the most accurate AR barrels I have dealt with have been Lothar Walthar units. Even their cheaper barrels shoot well.


LW makes barrels where every step is CNC controlled. Barrels are lapped, after reading the bore...the lapping adjusts for the bore. They cannot be beat.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 2:15:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
LW makes the barrels that several companies use,


Care to elaborate on who besides LaRue?
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 5:53:20 AM EDT
Daniel Defense uses them for their upper. Armalite used to, but I don't know if they do anymore. Several custom bolt rifle makers use LW blanks.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 8:46:34 AM EDT
Does LW make chrome lined barrels as well? I have a DD carbine upper on order, but I could never figure out who made the barrel for it.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 9:56:11 AM EDT
Unknown about chrome lining.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 9:58:12 AM EDT
Dang, it doesn't seem like anyone knows.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 10:03:18 AM EDT
When LW gets a contract for chrome lined barrels, they are sent out for that process, just like everyone else does. A Lothar Walther barrel in stainless (LW50) is tough and exstremely accurate. LW50 puts 416 to shame.
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 10:07:34 AM EDT
Does LW only do stainless? DD says their carbine barrels are 4150 (no specifics give on chrome or vanadium content).
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 10:23:47 AM EDT
The german made OberlandArms OA15 uses Lothar-Walther match barrels. I got a SS one in my longrange bolt-action rifle. Top notch.

Chris
Link Posted: 11/15/2007 12:09:39 PM EDT
Not only does Lothar Walther offer chrome lining but they offer chrome lined stainless LW50 barrels as well.

LWRC uses or used LW50 stainless Lothar Walther barrels for their DMR rifles.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 3:50:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fletchnuts:
Does LW only do stainless? DD says their carbine barrels are 4150 (no specifics give on chrome or vanadium content).


LW also uses a chrome moly steel. It is a proprietary steel, called LW19. It is pretty tough stuff too.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 3:55:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By glock24:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
LW makes the barrels that several companies use,


Care to elaborate on who besides LaRue?



Alexander Arms...(6.5 Grendel caliber for sure)
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:26:26 AM EDT
I can vouch for the LW accuracy. Just finished putting together a savage 12s with a fast twist 243 and it is the cats meow. 5 shots at 100 have been ave 3/8" with a couple stellar groups into the hi .1/low .2 area. At 500 5 shots are 1.5-2" is the norm if you steer it right. Feret50 uses LW in his supermach uppers not for sure about anyone else though.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 5:35:23 AM EDT
Armalite uses LW barrels on their single shot AR50 rifles. They are really good barrels.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:11:56 AM EDT
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbu_Firearms
"A heavy, stainless or chromoly steel 36" Lothar Walther target barrel is available..."


State Arms uses LW barrels. I have the Rebel model, built by Klaus Horstkamp, the founder of State Arms. I think that Larry Lyle now owns State Arms.
www.statearms.com/rebel.html

Cobb Manufacturing uses LW barrels...well, used to anyway, before the buy-out.
S.C.A.R. rifle
www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=6891050
www.cobb50.com/
Bushmaster bought out Cobb Manufacturing
www.theoutdoorwire.com/tow_release.php?ID=120168

BlackStar uses LW for its Accumax II barrels or, at least, used to anyway.
www.blackstar-barrels.com/body_accumax_ii2002.html
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