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help buying a good Ar15 barrel

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  1. helz_mcfugly

    helz_mcfugly Member

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    where online can I find a good ar15 barrel thats in stock or ok to backorder.

    I'de like a match 20" or 24" chrome lined barrel.

    I have had a 20" and a 24" stainless from model1, which are E.R.Shaw, and as far as accuracy they arent anything to brag about.

    Any brand names and where to get them would be a huge help.
     
  2. RyanM

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    Chrome lined barrels are going to be inherently less accurate than the same quality stainless, so you should probably be looking for another stainless, unless you want a barrel which is just as inaccurate as your last one, but easier to clean.

    As for brands and where to get them, I don't know much about match stuff.
     
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    I can't recall ever seeing a 24" chrome lined AR barrel. I belive RRA makes/has a 20" chrome lined barrel model but it may have to be back ordered the way things are.
     
  5. Hostile Amish

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    Lothar Walther.
     
  6. helz_mcfugly

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    i know ive seen a 20" chrome lined. yea Im looking for accuracy. it doesnt have to be chrome lined. I didnt know stainless was more accurate.
     
  7. helz_mcfugly

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    Acera, I like that 20" SDM Barrel 1-8 Twist. that might be the one.
     
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    Lothar Walther

    Kreiger

    Rock Creek

    Satern Custom Machining

    Shilen

    Hart

    Noveske

    MSTN

    Take your pick form any of these sources, for max accuracy skip the chrome lined bbl and go for stainless.
     
  9. coyotewillie

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    I just ordered a 20" Lothor Walther Med Hvy bbl this morning from Superior Barrels. Unfortuneately they're sold out already. I've had my name on their waiting list for a month, just happened to check my email this am before I headed to work. Had an email heads-up from them that the bbls were in. Took the time to place an order, checked this afternoon when I got home from work....sold out already! Their bbl's come with a matched bolt, this bbl was $350. Try shop.superiorbarrels.com or rainierarmament.com. Rainier will have Whiteoak bbls too. You'll probably have to put your name on a waiting list on these sites though, everyone seems sold out right now. You can also keep checking on AR15.com in their equipment exchange, lots of wholesalers/private individuals list bbls for sale. Good luck! Greg
     
  10. helz_mcfugly

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    yea I saw that Lothar Walther
    comes with a match bolt and that would be great. I already have a chrome lined 16" and its more accurate then my 20" stainless E.R.Shaw barrel. thats why I dont want anything else to do with them. Im pretty sure Ill go with a stainless 20". and those Lothor Walthers have great reviews. Im going to the gunshow this weekend to dump that E.R.Shaw off on someone. Its a complete upper that has no FA. Im sure it will go fast at the gunshow. it will probably sell in the line ot get in.
    I guess if I spring for the Lothor Walther Ill have to monitor my email closely and order as soon as I get the email. Ill post on how the feeding frenzy goes at the gunshow this weekend. maybe they will have some good barrels for sale,,, lol, yea right
     
  11. Black07GT

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    You may look at this one http://jtdistributing.net/store/more_ar500.html I have it and have been very happy so far. I have not been able to shoot on a good day, read no wind, but have been able to shoot 1.25" groups @ 100 yds in 15-20 mph winds. This is with factory PP ammo. I am going to try to go this weekend if we can get a break in weather and fire's. The range I go to is 40,000 acres about 15,000 have burnt in the last month.
     
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