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Posted: 12/30/2001 6:16:29 PM EST
I have been shopping for a 20" barrel in either SS or chrome moly. I understand Oly makes some good target barrels -SUM type. DPMS has a good reputation for their barrels also. I also understand that some sell Wilson barrels. In connection with this, I have heard one must be careful which Wilson is purchased. I am confussed about that though. I do not want to spend over 2 1/2 for the barrel. This will be used for informal target and general fun. I would still like it to be accurate though. Can someone make some recommendations. bybon
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 6:27:39 PM EST
You will like the Oly SUM.
Get the 8" twist.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:24:21 AM EST
Brownells sells the Olympic SUM for cheaper than Olympic, but they only carry the 1 in 10 twist. The SUMs are the most accurate in that price range in my experience.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:35:18 AM EST
Another vote for the Oly barrels. I have an Oly heavy stainless on one of my preban Olys and it's a tack driver.

Link Posted: 12/31/2001 5:45:47 PM EST
Oly makes a very good barrel.
If you want a Premium Barrel for the AR, then Krieger makes a great one, of course you will pay MORE for it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 7:00:49 PM EST
Ihave an Oly M4gery pre ban barrel, SS, that I'd like to sell... Has about 20 rounds through it.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 11:40:31 AM EST
zapata I have the same barrel on another rifle. I was looking for something about 20". My M4gery is a darn good barrel though. Thanks anyway. bybon
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 1:27:40 PM EST
My past experience with Olympic Arms was the long wait. Very poor p.r. on the phones. That was a few years ago. I have a Wilson barrel on
one of my ARs, and it does really well. I got
the barrel from ASA for about $225. (1999)
You might check with Compass Lake Engineering.
Frank White was charging about $250 for a
Douglas that HE chambers. I would take anything
Frank puts out over the Olympic Arms. John
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