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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1042017 08/16/19 02:58 PM
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My beloved Beretta CX4 on the day I brought her home.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]CX4-3 by Randy, on Flickr


Look at that handsome devil.


Haha, I think I had just taken my Meds! grin


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042018 08/16/19 03:06 PM
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Way to go Rich. Keep working on your wife and We will have "turned" wink another one. grin

I hope that everything is going well for all of you.


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: SkunkHunter] #1042056 08/18/19 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
My beloved Beretta CX4 on the day I brought her home.

[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]CX4-3 by Randy, on Flickr

The Chair Force has nice, comfy chairs.


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042061 08/18/19 10:23 PM
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ADAM! Long time no hear my friend. How goes things for you and yours?

Yes we sure do. If you think that one is nice you should see the Pilots chair. grin


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042161 08/23/19 03:10 AM
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Posted this in the death chat, but if anyone has opinions on barrels, I'm all ears. Looking at getting an X-Caliber 24" 6.5 Creedmoor. I was initially thinking SOCOM Heavy, or maybe HBAR profile. Then I thought "do I really want a 4.5-6.5 lbs barrel?" I was thinking their SPR profile. But then, considering the 30% off sale going on, I figured "how about spending the $85 to get a heavier profile (HBAR or Heavy) and have it heavily fluted--6-8 flute corkscrew or spiral, maybe? Anyone have experience with the corkscrew fluting before? I'm wondering if it screws up how the barrel works? I want the rigidity of a heavy barrel without all the weight... Also I'd like the extra surface area to cool it down faster between shots.

There are also 6-10 straight flutes, diamond fluting, 6-10 rows of dimpled fluting, and skip fluting for straight out spiral flutes. Not looking to pay 2x that for their "thermal fluting."


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The SOCOM profile looks a little front heavy. Or maybe it's better balanced, though I suspect it's more useful for a 16" barrel than a 24".

I'd like to take this out long-distance shooting someday. It will mostly serve as a hunting rifle, looking across fields where 200-350 yard shots are normal.


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042163 08/23/19 03:18 AM
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It will be my only AR-10-style rifle to date, and while I will build another upper someday (caliber TBD, but probably .308), I'm not likely to build many of these. They are pricier, harder to deal with, and take up more time, energy, and money than the 15s smile


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OK, so the only real advantages I can see are weight reduction (about a pound for a 24" heavy barrel), and it being more rigid than a barrel of equivalent weight with a smaller outer diameter...

Potential messing with sympathetic vibrations though...

Sooo...back to where I started smirk


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042194 08/24/19 03:01 PM
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I have only two rifles with a heavy barrel. One is a Colt HBAR and the other is a bolt action. Both are in .223. As far as I can tell, the Colt is not, for me at least, significantly more accurate than a stock rifle. The varmint rifle is in .223 and has a heavy barrel. At the time, I went with an undulated barrel because I was unable to find any advantage to a fluted barrel other than weight savings. Since I wasnít concerned with weight and the fluted barrel was more costly, I decided against it. I also thought that if a fluted barrel cools off more quickly than an unfluted one, it should also heat up more quickly. The spiral fluted barrels look very cool at any rate so itís up to you. While the flutes may not be a big advantage, I couldnít find any big disadvantage either. Sorry I couldnít be more help. Let us know what road you go down.


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Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig] #1042221 08/25/19 07:26 PM
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Still not sure. $85 for fluting. $85 gives me a barrel as stiff as a heavy with weight of an HBAR minus a couple ounces.

I think I've decided more on a 22" barrel. Doesn't seem to be much of an appreciable difference in speed, and a shorter barrel should be stiffer. Going for a rifle length +2 gas system, which, again, should make the barrel stiffer, overall. Not sure if the corkscrew pattern (really tight spiral) maintains that stiffness as well as straight flutes (which, evidence suggests, also makes it a bit more accurate), but is the style I'm taken with...


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