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New AR build. 16", rifle length gas. .264 LBC/6.5 Grendel.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by BiggerHammer, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. BiggerHammer

    BiggerHammer Deep in the Pacific Northwest. Active Member

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    Figured what the heck and ordered a 16" rifle length gas barrel from Blackhole Weaponry. This is a custom contour I call the "Hammer Flare". I wanted a light weight barrel for hunting but I wanted the barrel to transition/flare smoothly to the muzzle device, type 1 bolt and of course a 8 twist. The barrel weighed in at 1lb 9.7oz.

    Broke in the barrel on thanksgiving with some Hornady factory ammo, 123gr A-Max and 123gr SST's both shot well. I only had a handful of factory A-Max. So I pulled a 100 yard zero with them and fired my three shot groups after that with the SST's. This is the last 3 shot group I fired. The hole under the group was my aiming point that was from earlier when pulling a zero. The rifle ran like a champ and by the way it was recoiling and throwing the brass, I know I will be able to turn the adjustable gas block down a little and tune it to a sweet spot. Maybe try one of my Enidine buffer for that when I do it. See how smooth I can get it.

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    Here are some pics, some were before the barrel was delivered after I had just got it back from being Cerakoted, the 5.56 mag was just for the pics. The Cerakote is "Terminal grey" by Bigger Hammer Industries.

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    A little shorter than the last one, both chambered in .264 LBC/6.5 Grendel.

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015
  2. kev350

    kev350 Gresham , Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice looking pair
     
  3. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I ship out a lot of the BHW barrels (through Tactical Ammunition) and always wonder what the end product will look like. Nice looking rifles. Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Those aren't firearms. :s0125:








    They're works of art! :s0155:
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Beautiful. Well thought out builds.