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Posted: 7/12/2003 12:32:37 PM EDT
I like the BM pencil barrel, great handling, but I prefer Armalites carbines with the slightly longer handguard and gas tube and hence the more moderate gas impulse. Any info?
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 12:52:32 PM EDT
just have one turned down.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 1:00:14 PM EDT
how much does that generally cost?
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:49:48 AM EDT
it think kurt @ KKF charges 50-60 for a basic turning.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:25:53 PM EDT
Doesn't turning a barrel down just screw the heck out of it's harmonics? I want my barrel turned before it's bored, thank you.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 2:22:33 PM EDT
I have never had a problem with having a barrel turned after it is bored. The CLE barrels and many barrels done by many custom smiths are bought as a barrel blank. It is a straight untapered cylinder with a hole in the middle that has been rifled. They do the final turning to their desired profile. I have seen smiths turn one of these blanks into a rifle that can shoot 1/4 moa accurate. IDHunt
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 3:22:10 PM EDT
Most barrels are turned after boring. No worries.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 8:42:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2003 10:30:42 AM EDT by Green0]
WHy buy a pencil (it is less accurate heats faster and looks gay [sorry but it does]) I can say this (My $50 is on Armalite never making one because the folks at Armalite like accuracy and don't mind a 6lb M4)
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 12:35:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 2:37:59 PM EDT
I have an idea. Email Armalite. I bet they could give you a answer better 6than people here. GG
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 2:42:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2003 2:44:22 PM EDT by Gun Guru]
Originally Posted By DarkNite: Doesn't turning a barrel down just screw the heck out of it's harmonics? I want my barrel turned before it's bored, thank you.
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Sure does. anyone who says different doesnt know. Combat barrels dont really have good harmonics. Job is to kill people not a dime sized dot. you have FSB,GT, HGs, FH. all to screw up your barrels harmonics. Thank God the AR is iherently accurate. GG
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:08:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Green0: WHy buy a pencil (it is less accurate heats faster and looks gay [sorry but it does])
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Carry a weapon long enough and you'll know why. Looks don't even enter into the equation... well they might if you own a safe/range queen. [;)] Don't forget it cools faster too. If I have to shoot my AR to the point where the barrel is radiating heat waves and smoke; something tells me I no longer care about one hole groups. [heavy]
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:29:10 PM EDT
greeno, I think you sound gay for saying goverment profile barrels look gay. Hehe c'mon man, a pink ar15, now that would look gay, but not a barrel. Besides, if you care that much about cooling, get a heat sink.
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