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Posted: 3/6/2006 10:11:21 PM EDT
is getting a chrome lined barrel necessary for an ar or is it not worth it? also is an A-2 barrel's handle removable?
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:19:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 10:24:10 PM EDT by theshootersden]

Originally Posted By SLAPhAPPY1:
is getting a chrome lined barrel necessary for an ar or is it not worth it?



Here some info to help you decide...

Chrome Lined is basically a Chrome-Moly barrel where the barrel and chamber are internally lined with a thin layer of chrome through an electro-plating process... Chrome lining offers resistance to rust, corrosion, fouling and is easier to clean... Barrel life is also extended when chrome lined...

Non-Chrome lined Chrome-Moly barrels have the ability to be highly accurate when broken in properly and are the least expensive of barrel choices... Unlined chrome-moly barrels normally have the shortest life of any material because they experience erosion from bullet friction at a faster rate compared to chrome lined barrels... If used as semi-auto only, this life can still be thousands and thousands of rounds... Plain chrome-moly isn't resistant to corrosion or fouling and is the most difficult to clean... With all of this said, a quality unlined chrome-moly barrel will more than suffice for the average AR15 owner...

Lining a chrome-moly barrel with chrome also has the possibility of reducing accuracy... Therefore, a chrome lined barrels is often used more as a work/CQB/SHTF barrel, not as a match/target/competition barrel... Although I have seen some truly excellent accuracy from various chrome lined barrels... MOA can easily be obtained from a quality barrel that is properly chrome line...



Originally Posted By SLAPhAPPY1:
is an A-2 barrel's handle removable?



Barrels don't have handles, the upper receivers do... A2 receivers do not have removable carry handles...
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 10:35:47 PM EDT
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