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Posted: 12/9/2005 3:12:45 PM EDT
i was just clicking around on the armalite site and saw their SPR barrel. i want to swap in a "mid-weight" barrel on my varmint rig. this barrel is chrome lined with a 1/9 twist. i was wondering if any of you guys have ran these barrels (if so what do you think of them). i only need about 1moa to 300yds. the barrel i am swapping out is a M16a1 1/12 twist. it tends to heat up fast and won't stabilize the heavier bullets i want to occasionally shoot.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 5:23:18 PM EDT
I may have a 20" SPR barrel available soon. I'm getting an almost new complete SPR rifle and considering converting it to a shorty. The guy I'm getting the rifle from sent pics of some nice groups he shot with it. You can email me at mbohmann@wi.rr.com
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:01:36 PM EDT
is it an Armalite SPR barrel you mentioned? i would like to see the pics of the groups if it is. i'm not interested in buying it, though. i prefer to break in my own brand new barrel and bolt. thanks for the offer, i appreciate it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 1:45:36 PM EDT
I've had one for awhile. Its a post ban with the pinned muzzle break. I haven't shot it past 200 yds but at 200 yds it will group around 2" with Black Hills 69 gr Sierrias.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 6:20:40 PM EDT
thanks for the info. looks like it'll meet my needs.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:08:42 AM EDT
I have one...cut it to 18" and added Phantom flash suppressor to it.

It is a solid 1 MOA barrel w/either Federal or BH 69 gr match.
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