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Posted: 12/27/2005 3:23:29 PM EDT
Stainless or Chrome lined...

How many rounds are each good for?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:31:07 PM EDT
Good question, stainless is tough but not hard, chrome is hard, tough & has a lubricity factor. What is your application ? For accuracy I'd go stainless, for SHTF I'd go chrome.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:35:24 PM EDT
I believe Chrome
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:40:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By enigma1:
Good question, stainless is tough but not hard, chrome is hard, tough & has a lubricity factor. What is your application ? For accuracy I'd go stainless, for SHTF I'd go chrome.



Application would be best barrel in all round performane.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:40:34 PM EDT
chrome lined
chrome moly
stainless

in that order. Most shooters will never notice though...
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:04:22 PM EDT
Poly rifled.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:05:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 5:00:54 PM EDT by AlCapone]
My New NICKEL BORON coated barrel...

COATED INSIDE AND OUT BABY...
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:33:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:45:22 PM EDT
Bigbore, would you expand on why you recommend SS? I always heard the accuracy deteriorates once it heats up and that it's easier to damage them. Is this one of those things that has been blown out of proportion?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:51:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By wjwill:
Stainless or Chrome lined...

How many rounds are each good for?



Too many things to look at, and too many variables. For 99% of those buying barrels for ARs, I recommend SS. Either will last 10K rounds for general purposes, and how many people do you know who actually fire 10K rounds through a barrel in a lifetime?



You own Adco Firearms LLC? If so, I have a question on a product I have just seen.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:17:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 5:18:17 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:20:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:32:18 PM EDT
Thanks, I've dumped 3 or 4 mags in burst before to get the bbl cherry red but never had the opportunity to shoot a SS (except for a crappy SS mini-14). Thanks for your experience, something to think about for my next build....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:38:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 5:46:12 PM EDT
well, technically that one wasn't mine, that there was a taxpayer owned rifle. I'm too damn poor to afford one of my own....
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