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Posted: 8/17/2005 2:31:42 PM EDT
I guess I should have asked first, however I just ordered my RRA w/ a stainless barrel.
Any advice on the stainless bbl?
This is the model.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v462/Stinke/AR_Tac_UTE2_SS.gif
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:38:26 PM EDT
You can always replace the barrel if you really dont like it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:39:00 PM EDT
notice the 1/8 twist?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:54:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:58:38 PM EDT
It's shiny.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:04:00 PM EDT
But is shiny going to be a good thing?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:06:20 PM EDT
Stainless Steel is a good thing...not sure about the 1/8 twist.

If you don't like the raw ss, you can always MolyCoat or DuraCoat it...I think that stuff sticks to stainless.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:07:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 6:53:36 PM EDT by brushdog]
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:07:57 PM EDT
Whats up with the rear sight and rail????

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:09:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 3:09:40 PM EDT by Stickman]
That weapon is going to shoot great, and the 1/8 twist will let you shoot just about anything through it.

Though I'm not a fan of that style upper, I think you did real well.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:12:03 PM EDT
Thanks Stick your opinion means alot.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 3:45:08 PM EDT
My SS barrels have all done VERY well for me, regardless of what some of the people around here will tell you.

I've worked on weapons that have SS barrels where the steel barrel extension was worn, but the barrel itself was still shooting fine.



Slowly the SS misconceptions are being overturned around here.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:00:28 PM EDT
Great shooter.

Many precision shooters opt for the 1/8 stainless

I think it adds a nice touch for a carbine.

Congratulations.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:05:06 PM EDT
I like the upper,saves the trouble of cutting down a carry handle and is way stronger than a flip up.Still plenty of room for an aimpoint.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:07:20 PM EDT
If it's not a duty rifle the shiney SS bbl is great. 1/8" IMO is the best AR twist rate. You can shoot any load made from that bbl. from the lightest to the heaviest and it will be accurate as a mofo.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:16:00 PM EDT
RRA can't spell "Universal"?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 4:27:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kisara:
RRA can't spell "Universal"?



Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:24:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kisara:
RRA can't spell "Universal"?



I hadn't noticed lol
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 6:25:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By model927:
I like the upper,saves the trouble of cutting down a carry handle and is way stronger than a flip up.Still plenty of room for an aimpoint.


That is supposed to be what is for. That is why I chose it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 7:00:43 PM EDT
Ive got an Oly with a stainless bbl.. Its an 11.5"x5.5" shoots the best out all of them.. I had it moly resined a couple years ago... Love that gun!
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:24:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 8:24:23 PM EDT by repub18]
You did good, it should be a nice rifle. If you dont like the steel just paint it with some High temp paint and cure it. You can get Duplicolor at any Auto parts store or walmart and it's only $5, just red the directions.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:18:33 PM EDT
Damnit Eagle just e-mailed and said my dealers FFL was unlegible via fax so they are snail-mailing it!!
Another few days of anxiety
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:38:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 4:41:24 PM EDT by CJan_NH]
For the sake of long term durability I like that the backup irons are attached and unable to loosen up and fall off.

Those stainless 1/8 air-gauged Wilson barrels kick ass and are durable as hell. They'd be well worth the money even at a higher price

Nicely configured rifle. It will probably outlast you and your children
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:44:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



Frome your above website:

"Black Oxide works on steel or iron parts only and will not blacken Stainless Steel."
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:46:15 PM EDT
Don't worry you picked a great rifle. I have several Rock River AR's and they all look and function great. One has a stainless steel 1:8 twist and it loves black hills 77gr ammo. You did good.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:54:56 PM EDT
thanks for the ammo adviceh.gif
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:00:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
For the sake of long term durability I like that the backup irons are attached and unable to loosen up and fall off.

Those stainless 1/8 air-gauged Wilson barrels kick ass and are durable as hell. They'd be well worth the money even at a higher price

Nicely configured rifle. It will probably outlast you and your children



The leader of the colt cult just commented about how great RRA is. Satan better have a winter coat...
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:04:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
For the sake of long term durability I like that the backup irons are attached and unable to loosen up and fall off.

Those stainless 1/8 air-gauged Wilson barrels kick ass and are durable as hell. They'd be well worth the money even at a higher price hildren



The leader of the colt cult just commented about how great RRA is.hock.gif Satan better have a winter coat... hr

LOL
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:34:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachAltus:

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



Frome your above website:

"Black Oxide works on steel or iron parts only and will not blacken Stainless Steel."




If you would of continued to the next paragraph, you would of seen:
"For Stainless Steel: Stainless Steel Blackener 370"
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 6:36:47 PM EDT
All I know is I have a SS RRA Varminter, and it pops those little doggies at 300 yards without a problem. Not sure if I like the upper, but it is a fine AR.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 11:35:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
For the sake of long term durability I like that the backup irons are attached and unable to loosen up and fall off.

Those stainless 1/8 air-gauged Wilson barrels kick ass and are durable as hell. They'd be well worth the money even at a higher price

Nicely configured rifle. It will probably outlast you and your children



The leader of the colt cult just commented about how great RRA is. Satan better have a winter coat...




For the record I happen to love RRA. They are an excellent value for the money-and the people who put them together actually give a shit about what they're doing-which is far more than I can say for some other companies

There are actually more Rock River ARs in my collection than Colt's
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:54:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By theshootersden:

Originally Posted By MachAltus:

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



Frome your above website:

"Black Oxide works on steel or iron parts only and will not blacken Stainless Steel."




If you would of continued to the next paragraph, you would of seen:
"For Stainless Steel: Stainless Steel Blackener 370"



I got my Stainless Steel Blackener 370 in the other day and I tried it out when I was home for the weekend. I am happy with the results on my SS barrel and will post some pictures in a few days.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 4:08:20 AM EDT
I actually like the design of the upper, would be great for co-witness. As for the barrel........ it is shiny so it might give you away in low/no light conditions, wrap some black para-cord around it...............that would actually be really sweet and the 1-8 twist................. shoot the frickin' piss outta it Maynard!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 5:24:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By theshootersden:

Originally Posted By MachAltus:

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



Frome your above website:

"Black Oxide works on steel or iron parts only and will not blacken Stainless Steel."




If you would of continued to the next paragraph, you would of seen:
"For Stainless Steel: Stainless Steel Blackener 370"




D'oh!!
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:33:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By donovan007007:
I actually like the design of the upper, would be great for co-witness. As for the barrel........ it is shiny so it might give you away in low/no light conditions, wrap some black para-cord around it...............that would actually be really sweet he

para cord? that'd kinda change the harmonics wouldn't it?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:40:23 AM EDT
Anyone know about the accuracy for this model?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:51:22 AM EDT
Bump to see if we can get a couple of answers
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 6:53:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 6:55:11 PM EDT by brushdog]

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



My results with my SS barrel and the blackener. It's looks slightly grey, but it looks nice and dark with some CLP on it. I'm happy with the results.

Before


After


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:00:37 PM EDT
dumb ass people trippin off the 1/8 barrel, so the fuck what?? "ohhhh look at the 1/8 barrel!!!" jesus you people get on my nerves.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:10:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
dumb ass people trippin off the 1/8 barrel, so the fuck what?? "ohhhh look at the 1/8 barrel!!!" jesus you people get on my nerves.



Somebody have a bad day?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:12:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brushdog:

Originally Posted By brushdog:
www.caswellplating.com/kits/black.htm#stainless

There was a thread a few weeks ago but I can't find it. Someone suggested the above blackener for stainless. I ordered some a few days ago but it hasn't come in yet. The thread had some pictues of stainless being turned black and the results looked good. I wouldn't swap the barrel out, it's supposed to be a nice barrel. Here's another thread on the barrel:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=240498



My results with my SS barrel and the blackener. It's looks slightly grey, but it looks nice and dark with some CLP on it. I'm happy with the results.

Before
img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Tomtx/SS_barrel.jpg

After
img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Tomtx/SS_blackener.jpg

img.photobucket.com/albums/v364/Tomtx/SS_blackener2.jpg



That turned out nice man... Good job!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:31:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
dumb ass people trippin off the 1/8 barrel, so the fuck what?? "ohhhh look at the 1/8 barrel!!!" jesus you people get on my nerves.


Hmm! did anyone say "ohhhh look at the 1/8 barrel!!!" ?
Stupid people entertain me!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:23:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 5:24:32 AM EDT by cdhicks99]
Noon today It should be here!!!
I have no mose finger nails!!!
Very, Very Excited!!!!
Can't wait to sight 'er in
Then I'm going home to
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