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Posted: 6/7/2008 6:05:13 PM EDT
I am wanting to build a .204 upper for coyote hunting. I don't want a bull barrel just an H bar profile. What might my options for barrel suppliers be?
Link Posted: 7/3/2008 2:08:09 AM EDT
Check around on JP's site. Someone posted a link to a 204 barrel there awhile back that was H BAR profile.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:36:16 PM EDT
Can you give me some direction to this site.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:49:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 2:53:22 PM EDT by crashcarruthers]
If i was getting a .204 barrel I would try and get a 1 in 11 twist. The "factory standard " are 1 in 12 twist and some will and some won't stablize a 40 grain bullet. Question, are you going to buying a barrel and build an upper or buying a complete upper? If i was buying a barrel I would order from Shilen, Lothar Walther, Obermyer, Compass Lake, etc.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 2:54:38 PM EDT
I thought I would try to build the upper myself. Do those companies make a barrel that is ready to install?
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:07:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 7:22:23 PM EDT by crashcarruthers]
Yes, the barrel companies make AR barrels to what ever profiles and length you want. They will sell you a bolt and carrier, or let you send them your bolt and carrier to check head spacing. The barrel is made to Mil-Spec, so the head spacing shouldn't really be a problem IMHO. I would get a 20 to 22 inches barrel if it was to be a carry rifle, because for me 24 inch and longer get front heavy. A barrel under 18 inches is really loud to me. Just my 2 cents. Here ( http://www.shilen.com/ar15Barrels.html )Shilen's web of AR Profiles and wieghts of barrel. I would look at several barrel makers website and see who tickled my fancy. Krieger, Hart, Satern, Pac-Nor, Obermeyer, Wilson and Compass Lake would all be very good barrel makers.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:37:54 PM EDT
I just got my 204 upper a couple of days ago and I am going out to shoot it on sunday. I ended up getting a complete upper from http://www.careycustomrifleco.com/index.html

He built me a 22" fluted medium contour barrel with a JP Rifles vented handguard. I have done alot of research before I ended up going this route and from what I have seen Dan Carey uppers are shooting very good!

Sabre Defence makes Barrels
Model 1 has barrels
JP Rifles sells a very nice barrel but it is very pricey.
Dtech does custom work as well

If I new how to post pics I would put them on here but I am lucky to get this post on here.

If you want to see the upper email me and I will send you a picture of it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:52:24 PM EDT
Here is JP Rifle web site: http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.1.php
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:53:30 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. Send me some pictures of your .204. I'd love to see it

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:11:25 AM EDT
Sent a couple of pics to you. let me know if you get them.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:44:47 PM EDT
Received, Thanks for taking the time to send. I love looking at other folks pride a joy.
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