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Posted: 9/24/2005 12:59:11 AM EDT
I just purchased a tactical entry from RRA and realized that the barrel is chrome-moly. I ordered chromelined. The dealer is going to get me another one with a chromelined barrel. Is a chrome lined barrel better than a chrome moly one? I was told that the chrome moly barrel is more accurate but harder to clean. Trying to decide which barrel to go with. any opinions?
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:06:02 AM EDT
The chrome barrel may be slightly less accuraqte, but will last longer, be more reliable, handle heavy use better, and have better corrosion resistance. It is an "entry" gun, therefore chrome lined is the only way to go.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:10:36 AM EDT
Im trying to order the same rifle and was wondering the same thing but you beat me to it

thanks
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:31:41 AM EDT
yes

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 4:23:00 AM EDT
Easier to clean.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:19:23 AM EDT
Get the chromed lined...... Nuff said. WarDawg
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:20:05 AM EDT
Yes

Max
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:48:05 AM EDT
Yep
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:55:43 AM EDT
go chrome or go home.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:10:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:11:43 AM EDT
Not just yes, but hell yes!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:16:24 AM EDT
Of course yes.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:25:16 AM EDT
Go Chrome..........You shouldn't have to even ask
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:31:25 AM EDT
Yep, chrome makes a BIG difference when you come home from the range. You don't have to spend 9 hours running patches through it.

As far as accuracy goes, on an entry gun, who cares? If you were shooting long range competition I could see the value of it, but if you're only going to be shooting at combat range, there can't be that much of a difference.

I'd still go chrome though.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:47:59 AM EDT
Just a note:
Chrome-Moly is the composition of the barrel, not the bore.
I have a 16" Chrome-Moly barrel with Chrome lining.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 10:54:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:00:32 AM EDT
imo yes
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 11:06:22 AM EDT
Absolutely go chrome lined.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:26:19 PM EDT
yes!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:35:03 PM EDT
We need a big bold sticky about this.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 1:48:30 PM EDT
Chrome lined is the best. I know.The Tab King
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:00:48 PM EDT
no Cu build up w/ crome :)
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:47:23 PM EDT
Hell yeah!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:25:54 PM EDT
Abso-smegging-lutely!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:27:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
Two guns, both just out of the box, one with a chrome lined barrel, the other without... No one will see an accuracy difference. If you build the gun up, add a match trigger, free float the barrel, get match sights or a magnified scope, shoot match grade ammo, *then*, MAYBE, you will see a SMALL difference in accuracy. Maybe.

A standard shooter should have chrome lining. If your building a task specific gun with specail accuracy requirements, maybe consider a match, non-chrome barrel. Otherwise, get the chrome.



+1...

Go Chrome...
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:36:09 PM EDT
Hell yes it's worth it. Especially if you already paid for it.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:42:39 AM EDT
chromed lined is a MUST for ARs
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:41:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:45:45 AM EDT
Chrome lined is the only way !
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:21:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By amsledo:
I just purchased a tactical entry from RRA and realized that the barrel is chrome-moly. I ordered chromelined. The dealer is going to get me another one with a chromelined barrel. Is a chrome lined barrel better than a chrome moly one? I was told that the chrome moly barrel is more accurate but harder to clean. Trying to decide which barrel to go with. any opinions?



chrome lined is much easier to clean and in my opinion worth the added cost. If you're going to shoot NRA Highpower matches than you may want to stick with chromemoly or SS.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:21:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
chromed lined is a MUST for ARs



Why?
What about all your other guns?
Do you worry whether they're chrome lined or not?

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 11:33:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
chromed lined is a MUST for ARs



Why?
What about all your other guns?
Do you worry whether they're chrome lined or not?




The high intensity (small bore size, fast cartridge) of the 5.56mm can be a real barrel burner in rapid fire. Also, a military style arm should be easy to maintain. You dont really need to even clean the bore on an AR, just the chamber, if everything is chrome lined. Unless you're looking for that last little bit of accuracy.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:42:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By Illinigunner21:
chromed lined is a MUST for ARs



Why?
What about all your other guns?
Do you worry whether they're chrome lined or not?




this raises a question for me. Are other rifles commonly chrome lined? I know that some SKS rifles are, what else??
Do FAL's and such have chrome lined barrel?
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:10:25 PM EDT
Yes.

The End.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:59:07 AM EDT
Read Sept 2005 SWAT magazine (p48) and you might realize the main drawback of chrome barrels. The accuracy potential is poor, and the protective element of chrome does not last as long as one might hope. Good article.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:03:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
go chrome or go home.



Most of the people reading this are already at home. That saying is dumb and dumber.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 5:40:18 PM EDT
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