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Posted: 9/26/2004 10:59:03 AM EST
Does a chrome moly barrel need to be broken in?

How does this barrel perform differently from other barrels? ie stainless steel

Which is the best barrel for everyday use? for bench rest shooting?

357mag
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:02:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 11:03:06 AM EST by 357mag]
I found this thread www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=203305 that partly answers my questions.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 11:05:57 AM EST
For what I've read and experienced:

Chrome lined barrels last a bit longer and are easier/less worrisome to break in.

Chromemoly wears a bit faster, is a bit more worrisome to break in, but is slightly more accurate.

Stainless is all that chromemoly is but more accurate...

However, this accuracy that we speak of is probably of the amount that, outside of competition, is irrelevent.


If you care about that extra 1/4 inch, go with a stainless varmint gun. If you are just bench shootin and plinkin, like me, go with chrome lined.

This is just my .02

Someone correct me if I'm off on anything.


- BG
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 1:03:26 PM EST
All of my barrels are chrome lined on my ARs. It's been stated on this site numerous times that chrome lining reduces accuracy is largely untrue nowadays.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 2:13:41 PM EST
chrome lined does not need to be broken in.
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