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Posted: 4/30/2001 10:33:42 AM EST
I was looking into purchasing the rifle from castle and noticed a chrome lined barrel was an additional $100. What's up with that?
That takes it to the price of the Bushmaster M4 at http://www.aimsurplus.com.

I think I'll go with the Bushy!
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:41:31 AM EST
Yeah, reading that made me not want it anymore. They say it provides better accuracy which it does, but on a 16" barrel? No one will convince me that a 16" non-lined barrel is better than a 16" lined one.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:44:09 AM EST
My thoughts exactly!
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:44:25 AM EST
If you don't want it, don't get it.  Just don't bust balls in the process.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:47:49 AM EST
Ignoring accuracy (a good chromelined is better than a bad non-chromed), a chromelined barrel will last about twice as long.

Still, the LEGP rifle has other features that make it worthwhile:

1.  simulated flashhider
2.  sidesling mount
3.  limited edition
4.  reputed top notch quality
5.  special logo/serial number
6.  specially priced accessories
7.  Star Selector
8.  Hogue grip

I was one of the last holdouts, but I finally decided to try one.

Pricewise, I don't think I really save over the Bushmaster, but it's a special edition and the quality is supposed to be top notch.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:49:12 AM EST
Who's busting balls.  It's freedom of speach.  I personally won't buy any AR that doesn't have a chrome lined barrel.  I love being able to clean my chromed chamber and barrel in just a few minutes with no scrubbing.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 10:55:02 AM EST
You mean the LEGP rifle doesn't have a chrome-lined barrel?  Who in their right mind would ever order a rifle without a chrome-lined barrel? Oh yeah, I ordered one of those.........
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 11:06:57 AM EST
I don't care I've already got a bushy and this new one is probably not going to get shot anyway.  
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 11:17:04 AM EST
For those of us who own "sporting" rifles of other types, how many of them have chrome lined barrels?
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 12:59:32 PM EST
Me too, man!  As soon as I can afford that Class III, I'm sellin' my chromemoly and stainless barrels and I'm off to the jungles dude!  Then I'll have a reason to have a chrome-lined barrel.  Until then, I sure won't want one.  Wait, I'll check my 1887 Marlin.  Oops, that's right, it's not lined.  Guess it's worn out too.
Link Posted: 4/30/2001 1:07:46 PM EST
I don't find a big advantage to either.  My chrome lined shoots just as well as my non-chromed.  On a flip side, my non-Chromed cleans just as easy.  Think of all the rifles on the market without chrome lined barrels!  ummm 90% or more. Bushmaster marketing obviously works...
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