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Posted: 12/27/2005 7:15:47 PM EST
I'm thinking about upgrading the barrel on my 10/22 to a Butler Creek Carbon Fiber Barrel.

Input from those with experience with carbon barrels would be appreciated.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:21:44 PM EST
Never had one, but to warn you, its not CF, its plastic with a CF finish.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:31:06 PM EST
I have one of these, Combat_jack is correct, it's a plastic covering, not CF. Mine isn't even as accurate as a factory barrel. But I keep it because it is so light.

I don't remember the URL, but there is a very active rimfire forum someplace. There was a lot of discussion about these barrels there some time ago, and several of them for sale, in fact I think some were offered if the buyer would just pay shipping.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:33:00 PM EST
Mine was way off. I sent it back.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:24:27 AM EST
go to www.rimfirecentral.com. you'll find out everything you'll ever need about the 10/22.

earlybirdnj
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 11:53:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By earlybirdnj:
go to www.rimfirecentral.com. you'll find out everything you'll ever need about the 10/22.

earlybirdnj




+1

and you will find that the butler creek bbls are hit and miss, but more miss
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:02:24 PM EST
Thanks for the info...after a little research; I found alot of negative reactions to the BC 'carbon' barrel.

Via rimfirecentral.com, I found a reference to lightweight aluminum barrels from whistle pig. Anybody have experience with them?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 1:17:25 PM EST
whistle pig bbls are nice but you cant shoot high velocity ammo out of it.



they are aluminum with steel inserts for rifling.


tactical solutions also offers a lw bbl. along with volquartsen
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:25:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
whistle pig bbls are nice but you cant shoot high velocity ammo out of it.



they are aluminum with steel inserts for rifling.


tactical solutions also offers a lw bbl. along with volquartsen



The Tactical Solutions' barrel is aluminum with steel inserts also....there was nothing on Whistle Pig's website about avoiding high velocity ammo.

Please confirm.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:53:13 PM EST
I have the Volquartzen Carbon Fiber barrel with muzzle brake. Very nice barrel. I am still waiting to get my Hogue overmolded stock for it. Can't wait!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:29:57 PM EST
Volquartsen or an aluminum whistle pig
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 11:41:14 AM EST
I would not want a Butler Creek plastic barrel.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:00:44 PM EST
Tactical Solutions makes some GREAT barrels...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:15:20 PM EST
Thanks for all the input. I decided on a 18" Whistle Pig barrel. For me, it was the right weight, quality, and price.
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