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Posted: 4/17/2007 12:14:57 PM EDT
Bushmaster says crome linned are better but my friend has a panther with a steel barrel and he say steel is more accurate. What do you all think?
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 12:15:18 PM EDT
yes.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 12:16:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Turkoglu:
Bushmaster says crome linned are better but my friend has a panther with a steel barrel and he say steel is more accurate. What do you all think?

Chrome lined lasts longer than bare steel.
Bare steel is generally more accurate.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 12:20:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GhostRing:
yes.


+1

They SHOULD BOTH BE BANNED FROM CIVILIAN USE!
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 12:24:07 PM EDT
Unless you are going to be doing match shooting, chrome lined is the way to go.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 1:22:55 PM EDT
Get both.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 1:27:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 2:01:22 PM EDT
Chrome-lined will still shoot better than most people. The added accuracy of a stainless bbl is little. Chrome lined will last longer, and I find it much easier to clean.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 2:16:22 PM EDT
I guess its just luck of the draw but I have never owned an AR that was chrome lined that I would consider very accurate. If it doesn't matter if it shoots 2-3 inchs at 100 to you then get Chrome lined. If you want better accuracy go with stainless. I know others claim their Chrome lined will shoot this or that but its not par for the course.
JR
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 2:22:30 PM EDT
Try cleaning each. Chrome-lined for me, except in an SPR-like build.
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 2:32:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/17/2007 3:04:02 PM EDT
Chrome lined stainless steel FTW
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 12:40:48 AM EDT
The type of ammo you use is about 10X as important as whether the barrel is chromelined or not. The FN SPR is a .5 MOA capable bolt gun and it is chrome lined. The SAKO .338 is chrome lined and can make hits at over 1000 yards.

I would say expect your group size to increase .1 MOA and your barrel life to double if you go chromelined. Is that an acceptable trade off to you?
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 12:42:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 87gn:
Chrome lined stainless steel FTW


You will still get the same accuracy reduction with stainless steel if you hardchrome it.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 5:43:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DevL:

Originally Posted By 87gn:
Chrome lined stainless steel FTW


You will still get the same accuracy reduction with stainless steel if you hardchrome it.


an MSTN upper with a 7.5" noveske barrel shot sub MOA at 100 yards...

how much more accurate do you want?
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 6:09:13 AM EDT
The all shoot better than I am capable of so an uber-accurate barrel is wasted on me. Chrome lasts longer, but if you suffer from BRD will you keep a barrel long enough to shoot it out?
Just some sarcastic humor, I prefer the chrome lined because that is what is on my BushMaster guns.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 8:32:38 AM EDT
I have a chrome lined hbar 16" from Bushmaster, and it shoots WELL under 1moa with good hand loads.
Link Posted: 4/18/2007 2:45:12 PM EDT
chrome lined will last alot longer, but nonlined is more accurate.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 11:03:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2007 11:04:54 PM EDT by DevL]

Originally Posted By 87gn:

Originally Posted By DevL:

Originally Posted By 87gn:
Chrome lined stainless steel FTW


You will still get the same accuracy reduction with stainless steel if you hardchrome it.


an MSTN upper with a 7.5" noveske barrel shot sub MOA at 100 yards...

how much more accurate do you want?


An inch is shit for accuracy for a match barrel. How much less would I want? Half that figure would be nice. I have a PacNor blanked (like Noveske uses) 11.5" barrel with piston and it is lined with a Nickle based plating and it shot just under an inch without my contacts but I was not happy because an inch is not very good accuray at all IMO for a match barrel. I need new contacts. I have had milspec barrels do 5 shots in an inch. Like I said, the reduction in accuracy is minimal but it exists. An 1 MOA or just under is not phenominal accuracy at 100 yards.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 11:54:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DevL:

Originally Posted By 87gn:

Originally Posted By DevL:

Originally Posted By 87gn:
Chrome lined stainless steel FTW


You will still get the same accuracy reduction with stainless steel if you hardchrome it.


an MSTN upper with a 7.5" noveske barrel shot sub MOA at 100 yards...

how much more accurate do you want?


An inch is shit for accuracy for a match barrel. How much less would I want? Half that figure would be nice. I have a PacNor blanked (like Noveske uses) 11.5" barrel with piston and it is lined with a Nickle based plating and it shot just under an inch without my contacts but I was not happy because an inch is not very good accuray at all IMO for a match barrel. I need new contacts. I have had milspec barrels do 5 shots in an inch. Like I said, the reduction in accuracy is minimal but it exists. An 1 MOA or just under is not phenominal accuracy at 100 yards.


Out of a 7.5" barrel I'd say its pretty damn good.

You didn't do any better.
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