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Posted: 12/13/2013 8:29:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 8:30:52 PM EST by 34ID11B]
Looking for a barrel for a new upper I am piecing together.
Want-

  • 1:8 twist

  • 16" (someday maybe to be cut down and pinned and welded)

  • Mid-length gas system

  • M4 Barrel extension

  • Prefer polygonal rifling but not absolutely necessary

  • Probably .223 Wylde, but not absolutely necessary

  • strongarm66 to pay for it


Have looked at a Lothar-Walther and Criterion.
The LW can be ordered from them for $200 and the Criterion would be around $250 from Brownells but is out of stock.
Wilson Combat has what looks like a great barrel but the schematic seems to show that the gas block location is short for the small low profile gas blocks; as in the length of the area for the gas block is too short for a standard or folding front sight base, which I want. The price is acceptable.
Bravo Company has a stainless one back in stock. Finally. But it is a bit more than I was hoping to spend.
Rainier Arms has a good looking one that is and has been out of stock for MONTHS.

I have been under the impression that Lothar-Walther was pretty good stuff, but lately have seen less than stellar things about them. Which since they are on-line reviews need to be taken with a grain or a pound of salt.
Criterion is supposed to be good.
Appearently Rainier Arms uses WOA barrels, which I hear good things about, but since they seem to not actually have any barrels, that might be moot.

Thoughts on quality of any of them?
Suggestions?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:02:35 AM EST
I've been real happy with both of my blackhole weaponry barrels. For the money they are outstanding. Buy one at the link before and get a FREE stripped upper. When you add the barrel to the cart it automatically adds the stripped upper.
Barrel here
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:36:10 AM EST
Lefty-
You are a bad man, a bery, bery bad man.
I really should not spend that money right now but that is too good to pass up.
Bad man.
No soup for you.

Thanks though.
Greg
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 3:54:19 PM EST
If you bare going to cut it down why would you want midlength ? Anyway Daniel defense makes hammer forged barrels in the 1-8 twist you want
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:04:52 PM EST
Because you think there is merit in the mid length gas system I will NOT be paying for it.

Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:10:13 PM EST
I know a guy at CCA that might have some thoughts on your desired chambering.......
















Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:19:55 PM EST
I don't have any questions on chambering.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:34:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 34ID11B:
I don't have any questions on chambering.
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I didn't say you did.....
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:33:25 PM EST
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I didn't say you did.....
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Originally Posted By wantone:
Originally Posted By 34ID11B:
I don't have any questions on chambering.


I didn't say you did.....

His reading comprehension isn't the greatest... don't be rude
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 7:46:39 PM EST
Joel-
Your mother called, she wants her DNA back.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 9:02:43 PM EST
Pretty sure she has her DNA already.
Link Posted: 12/15/2013 2:30:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 34ID11B:
Lefty-
You are a bad man, a bery, bery bad man.
I really should not spend that money right now but that is too good to pass up.
Bad man.
No soup for you.

Thanks though.
Greg
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