WOA Varmint Chamber

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  1. Lovesbeer99

    Lovesbeer99 Member

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    I ordered a WhiteOak barrel today, the varmint in .223 1x7 twist 20" post ban. I didn't notice right away but it's chambered in the WOA Varmint Chamber. I asked the guy on the phone, I think his name was John, if this barrel was chambed in .223 and 5.56 and he said don't believe the internet they are exactly the same.

    So, does anyone have a WOA with a WOA varmint chamber? How are these different from a standard chamber or a wylde chamber? I plan to shoot 69gr and 77gr rounds from a bipod and with a scope long range.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. alemonkey

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    Something tells me there was some miscommunication. John Holliger is one of the most knowledgeable guys out there when it comes to building extremely accurate AR15's.
     
  3. supercalvin56

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    I have a White Oak 223 upper with the Wylde chamber. It has a 22" barrel in a 7 twist. Mine shoots the 55 grain SBK and the 60 grain VMax into 1/2 - 3/4" regularly. I shoot RE 15, Varget, 10X powders. It is lapped and cleans up quickly and easily. Mine shoots anything well including 40 to 75 grainers. I could have just bought a RRA or Bushmaster but, I'm glad I took a little more time and got the WOA upper. You won't be sorry.
    I didn't know a "WOA varmint chamber" existed. WTH is that? I understood the Wylde chamber to be a compromise between the 5.56 and the .223 Rem. Maybe, he is referring to throat length?
     
  4. Lovesbeer99

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    So I have a WOA Service Rifle barrel on my service rifle for NRA HP. I planned on buying a WOA SDM barrel but changed my mind at the last minute.

    I didn't claim I spoke to John Hollinger, it could have been another John, but
    by the way John H doesn't believe in barrel break in so knowledge doesn't mean always mean convention.

    I'm not sure what the WOA Varmint chamber is that's why I'm asking. I can't believe that if it's from WOA that its a gimmick or anything. It has to be real. Maybe I should just call WOA and ask.
     
  5. patsygarret

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    i believe the white oak varmint chamber is very simular to rock rivers wylde chamber. i am could be wrong but i thought i had heard that the "wylde" name was a trademark of RRA much like there is a 6.5 Grendel(alexander arms) and a 6.5 Sporter (model 1) I know the 6.5 are actual cartridges but i was thinking that instead of calling it the wyde, WOA calls it the varminter. I have a WOA 18" with the varmint chamber and it shoots great.
     
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    Well he'd be right about that. I've talked to him before he's a great guy.
     
  7. P-32

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    I have two WOP service rifles. John builds a heck of a good AR. The wylde chamber is named after Bill Wylde.

    One of my uppers has a Kreiger barrel. Kreiger's web site has a very quick barrel break in. My Kreiger makes zero copper.
     
  8. TonyAngel

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    The chambers vary very little among the different specifications. Even if you compare the drawings side by side, there is little difference in the chambers themselves. The big difference is in the throat.
     
  9. suzukisam

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    I have an sdm and mine is wylde, it's a 16". Maybe they change to "varmint".

    okay I just checked and they list both a wylde and a varmint. I would call and ask what the difference is
     
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