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Posted: 12/27/2005 8:15:47 PM EDT
I'm thinking about upgrading the barrel on my 10/22 to a Butler Creek Carbon Fiber Barrel.

Input from those with experience with carbon barrels would be appreciated.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:21:44 PM EDT
Never had one, but to warn you, its not CF, its plastic with a CF finish.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:31:06 PM EDT
I have one of these, Combat_jack is correct, it's a plastic covering, not CF. Mine isn't even as accurate as a factory barrel. But I keep it because it is so light.

I don't remember the URL, but there is a very active rimfire forum someplace. There was a lot of discussion about these barrels there some time ago, and several of them for sale, in fact I think some were offered if the buyer would just pay shipping.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 8:33:00 PM EDT
Mine was way off. I sent it back.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:24:27 AM EDT
go to www.rimfirecentral.com. you'll find out everything you'll ever need about the 10/22.

earlybirdnj
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 12:53:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By earlybirdnj:
go to www.rimfirecentral.com. you'll find out everything you'll ever need about the 10/22.

earlybirdnj




+1

and you will find that the butler creek bbls are hit and miss, but more miss
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:02:24 PM EDT
Thanks for the info...after a little research; I found alot of negative reactions to the BC 'carbon' barrel.

Via rimfirecentral.com, I found a reference to lightweight aluminum barrels from whistle pig. Anybody have experience with them?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:17:25 PM EDT
whistle pig bbls are nice but you cant shoot high velocity ammo out of it.



they are aluminum with steel inserts for rifling.


tactical solutions also offers a lw bbl. along with volquartsen
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:25:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eklikwhoa:
whistle pig bbls are nice but you cant shoot high velocity ammo out of it.



they are aluminum with steel inserts for rifling.


tactical solutions also offers a lw bbl. along with volquartsen



The Tactical Solutions' barrel is aluminum with steel inserts also....there was nothing on Whistle Pig's website about avoiding high velocity ammo.

Please confirm.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:53:13 PM EDT
I have the Volquartzen Carbon Fiber barrel with muzzle brake. Very nice barrel. I am still waiting to get my Hogue overmolded stock for it. Can't wait!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:29:57 PM EDT
Volquartsen or an aluminum whistle pig
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 12:41:14 PM EDT
I would not want a Butler Creek plastic barrel.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:00:44 PM EDT
Tactical Solutions makes some GREAT barrels...
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:15:20 PM EDT
Thanks for all the input. I decided on a 18" Whistle Pig barrel. For me, it was the right weight, quality, and price.
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