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AR barrels on a budget

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Cherpybird, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Cherpybird

    Cherpybird Portland Active Member

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    I'm looking for a couple of AR barrels and wondered what you guys would recommend with a budget of $400. I want one 18" barrel, and one 11.5" pistol barrel.

    I would like them to be chrome lined.
     
  2. gundog10

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    There are several good barrels out there but for the money I would check out PSA as they are an excellent company and are always having sales. Their best barrels are their premium line and are made by FN. Their CHF barrels are what I am getting next.
     
  3. Cherpybird

    Cherpybird Portland Active Member

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    I've looked at the FN PSA barrels a few times. I've read good things about them also. I generally like to handle things before I buy, and I think I'm going to pick up a couple of Blackhole Weaponry barrels when I can get up to WA.
     
  4. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    QPQ, melonite, nitride coated barrels will open up more choices.....some say better than chrome in every way . I have run one for a while.....no issues

    what gas system on the 18" ?
     
  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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  6. Cherpybird

    Cherpybird Portland Active Member

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    yes
     
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  7. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Radical Firearms (melonite) are affordable. I got a 10.5 complete upper from them on sale for like $200.00.

    Brutus Out
     
  8. Cherpybird

    Cherpybird Portland Active Member

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    Are they any good? I have seen them priced quite reasonably too.
     
  9. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I read a number of reviews, looks very nice, hope to get off island to shoot next month. Our range here is centerfire through a metal tube:mad:

    Brutus Out
     
  10. EVILZ

    EVILZ Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I have a mid length 16" Blackhole barrel. I have shot it out to 400 yards and it really surprises me. It is extremely accurate, as good as barrels that I have spent twice the money on. They are a bargain in my opinion and you will not be disappointed.
     
  11. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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