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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/6/2005 6:40:25 PM EDT
I'm looking at an Eagle upper that has a Shaw barrel assembly versus a Del-Ton that has a Wilson barrel assembly. Any recommendations of one over the other?

Here's the specific ones -
Eagle
16" M4 Chrome Lined Preban Upper

This 16" upper uses a Shaw M4 chrome lined government profile (light under the handguards), 1/9 twist, 5.56 NATO chambered barrel. This upper comes with a removable A2 flash hider, bayonet lug, forged front sight base and M4 style handguards. Available with either an A4 flat top upper or an A2 fixed carry handle upper with adjustable 800 Meter sights (choose at checkout).

Complete upper receiver assembly also includes enhanced bolt/carrier and charging handle.

Complete upper receiver assy with bolt/carrier and charging handle
$439.00

Del-ton (option 2):
AR-15 16" Pre-Ban M4 Flat Top Barrel Assembly
DT1009

Comes with Wilson Arms 16" 1x9 twist chrome moly M4 barrel, flat top upper, bolt and carrier assembly, charging handle, CAR handguards.
$405.00

Option 1 With Bolt, Carrier & Charging Handle
With Charging Handle. NO BOLT & CARRIER (Subtract $90.00)
Without Bolt, Carrier or charging handle (Subtract $100.00)

Option 2 Chrome Molly Barrel
Chrome Lined Barrel (Add $45.00)
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:01:29 PM EDT
Given my positive experience with Wilson, I'd be inclined to go with the Del-Ton/Wilson combo.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:10:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 7:11:47 PM EDT by MGP]
Wilson or the Shaw you will not be able to tell the difference
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:18:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 1:50:26 AM EDT by jdavionic]
I had one issue with Del-ton where they didn't specifically state chambered for 5.56mm. I sent them an email and they confirmed it is, which is what I guessed.

Eagle states that they all come headspaced. Del-ton doesn't mention it. But again, I assume they do as well.

And the only other subtle difference (aside from price) is that Eagle says the assembly comes with a "...government profile (light under the handguards)" and Del-ton states it has a CAR handguards. I don't know what is meant by the term government profile. They look the same???
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:09:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 6:11:13 AM EDT by hdbint]
The Wilson M-4 profile is heavy under the handguards. I believe the Shaws are light under the handguards and therefore have a true "goverment profile".

I prefere the heavy under the handguards.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:48:31 AM EDT
Both are good barrels. In this case, the difference is chrome lined for the Eagle vs chromemoly (unlined) for the Delton, but you can add the chrome lined as an option.

I own rifles with both, and cannot tell a difference in quality.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 11:55:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:14:39 PM EDT
I have a shaw M4 HBAR from JT Dist and i'm 100% pleased. never had a wilson, i'm sure they're fine as well.
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