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s2k1
07-03-2012, 7:12 PM
http://www.ar15performance.com/inc/sdetail/6611/6614
http://battlecomp.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=3

After research and comments from fellow CGNers, I'm leaning towards a barrel from AR Performance and Battlecomp Comp. It's on the less-expensive side for my first .308, but seems decent quality. Anyone else have this combination? Thoughts?

Thanks!

speeddreamz
07-04-2012, 4:50 PM
http://www.ar15performance.com/inc/sdetail/6611/6614
http://battlecomp.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=3

After research and comments from fellow CGNers, I'm leaning towards a barrel from AR Performance and Battlecomp Comp. It's on the less-expensive side for my first .308, but seems decent quality. Anyone else have this combination? Thoughts?

Thanks!

Neat,

I would check out fulton armory they are having a 4th of july sale, 10% off.

I've got an 18.5 inch lw with a rifle length gas system. I am certain it weighs more than the one you linked, but it does use a rifle length gas system. The thing has recoil similar to a 5.56 with a carbine gas system.

s2k1
07-07-2012, 10:10 AM
Thans speeddreamz for the suggestion. Too bad the profile I want is out of stock.

So after research, I've narrowed down what I want. 18-18.5", rifle length .750 gas block in a dark color. As for the gas block itself, Syrac Ordinance makes a clamp on model that seems to be both adjustable and secure (adjustments are locked in). Then the Battlecomp to finish it off.

Anyone have suggestions on where to get the barrel with my requirements?

Fulton Armory is out of stock. Tactical Maching is a bit expensive. For that price, I'd get a custom Lothar Walther. Black Hole Weaponry has mixed reviews (at least for service).

Thanks!

FMJBT
07-07-2012, 12:28 PM
If you run the Syrac adjustable gas block, the gas system length becomes a non issue. There seems to be a lot more choices for 308 in an 18" mid length configuration for some reason. IMHO, mid length gas system on a 18" 308 is over gassed, but you can tune it with the adjustable block to run with minimal recoil. Rainier Arms carries several barrels in 18" mid length.

s2k1
07-07-2012, 3:01 PM
Thanks FMJBT. You have a very good point on the gas length. Thinking more of it, it would make more sense for me to go with mid-length. Not just for availability of barrel, but since i can adjust the gas flow, a mid-length would actually give me more flexibility.

Does anyone have any experience with Rainier Arms barrels? Specifically the Select .308 18"?
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=2690

FMJBT
07-08-2012, 12:07 AM
Thanks FMJBT. You have a very good point on the gas length. Thinking more of it, it would make more sense for me to go with mid-length. Not just for availability of barrel, but since i can adjust the gas flow, a mid-length would actually give me more flexibility.

Does anyone have any experience with Rainier Arms barrels? Specifically the Select .308 18"?
http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=2690

I'm using the Rainier 16" select on one of my 308's. Extremely accurate barrel, and seems to hold accuracy as it heats up despite it's medium profile. The polygonal rifling seems to add a bit of velocity compared to traditional rifling, so these barrels shoot relatively fast for their length. I don't have any concrete numbers to back this up, but this barrel is getting out to 1000 yards. The select barrels are made by Black Hole Weaponry and then sold through Rainier. I have a few of their Select barrels now and all of them have the BHW stamp near the chamber end. Going through another vendor Like Rainier adds an additional layer of quality control, I haven't heard of any issues with these barrels like the ones sold directly through BHW.

triggs75
07-08-2012, 12:22 AM
I have the battlecomp comp on my .308 with a BHW 16" barrel. The comp is GTG.

http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/3569/img1768v.jpg