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#1042472 - 09/07/19 07:35 AM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Ordered an X-Caliber matte stainless 22" 5r 1:8 heavy profile rifle+2 gas system 6 flute corkscrew fluted 6.5 Creedmoor barrel. It ran about $342 shipped with the sale.

I know that's not a huge amount for some (like Randy, apparently grin ), but is about $100 more than I've spent on any other barrel, and twice what I'd consider my normal limit. But I figure I plan to build 2, maybe 4 in my life, so this one I will build right.

That, and I couldn't get all the features I wanted in any barrel for less. 22" seems about the right length. With 20+ inches, you really need the extended gas tube to keep from damaging the gun. I'd do "bull barrel" if I thought I could carry it around. It needs a heavy profile to keep barrel whip down. Ideally, it would be fluted to cut down weight while being far more rigid than a non-fluted barrel of equal weight.

The big concerns were "heavy" not "bull" and rifle+2. X-Caliber was the only one I could find without breaking the bank. Ballistic Advantage is great for benchrest. Their fluted 22" was on the shortlist, but no r+2 gas system. Same for Wilson Combat. BA fluted, WC, and XC non-fluted, were close on price--the XC was actually cheapest--but only the XC meet my requirements. PLUS I could get it fluted how I wanted to save the most weight possible and to (hopefully) look good.

I picked up a Ballistics Advantage 20" 308 with a thinner profile for $140 from Primary Arms in the meanwhile. I need a lower for that one...sometime before the next election... more like before the next VA election I guess...
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#1042482 - 09/07/19 09:18 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

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I petty you being so close to the Dingbat Corner of our country.
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#1042493 - 09/08/19 01:51 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

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Gotta get all the guns and ammo I can before the end of the yearI think VA will be a different state after the November elections frown
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

"A free people ought to be armed."

- George Washington

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#1042494 - 09/08/19 01:52 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

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Either that, or start selling everything off...
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

"A free people ought to be armed."

- George Washington

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#1042496 - 09/10/19 02:03 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

Registered: 10/05/08
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Loc: S. E. Missouri
DON'T SELL!!!! You never know when "THEY" might start spreading out from D.C.
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#1042563 - Yesterday at 11:27 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

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Well, it's either sell it off now or lose it in a boating accident in a few months...
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

"A free people ought to be armed."

- George Washington

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#1042564 - Yesterday at 11:29 PM Re: Scrap Yard Gun Talk [Re: Spider-Pig]
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Junk Yard Dog

Registered: 04/20/10
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Barrel arrived today, BTW. It's better than I feared or hoped. So hurray! Hopefully it can shoot too! Now I'm wishing I'd have got all my parts in FDE! It would go well with FDE wink
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"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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