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Old 08-04-2010, 5:32 PM
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Default Accurate AR-15 barrel suggestions?

I'm fleshing out my accurized AR build and I'm kind of stuck on the barrel. I thought I had settled on THIS BCM barrel until I noticed that it's chambered in 5.56, not .223 or Wylde (I'll be shooting .223 almost exclusively and, as I said, I'm going for accuracy with this build.) My backup is THIS Shilen barrel. The only reason I say "backup" is because it's scraping the top of what I wanted to spend on the barrel. I was also looking at RRA heavy contour and bull barrels. Anyone with experience with any these want to pass on some advice?

Any other barrel suggestions? I'm mainly looking at 20", bull or heavy contour barrels with 1:8" twist. I don't want to spend more than $400 on the barrel and would prefer to spend ~$300 or less. Weight isn't a huge concern as I'll basically just be lugging it from my car to the bench but if I can get by with a heavy contour instead of a bull, I wouldn't necessarily be opposed to that.

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Old 08-04-2010, 5:38 PM
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did you take a look at the DPMS Sass barrel?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=688404

I was tempted to buy that.


But also... you know a 5.56 barrel can fire .223 right? my 16inch DD barrel 5.56 1:7 barrel shoots .233 ammo just fine. i'm sub MOA with match rounds.

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Old 08-04-2010, 5:51 PM
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Thanks. I hadn't really looked at DPMS but they have some good prices. Very cheap fluted barrels... me likey. Any idea who they get their blanks from?

I know that it's safe to shoot .223 out of a 5.56 chambered barrel (my current barrel is 5.56) but I was under the impression that accuracy suffers vs. barrels chambered in .223/wylde.
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Old 08-04-2010, 5:51 PM
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See if White Oak Armament has anything you like:

http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/
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Old 08-04-2010, 5:52 PM
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See if White Oak Armament has anything you like:

http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/
+1 good barrels
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Old 08-04-2010, 5:55 PM
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Look at the Compass Lake Engineering stuff.
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Old 08-04-2010, 5:59 PM
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See if White Oak Armament has anything you like:

http://www.whiteoakarmament.com/
I have browsed around their site but got the impression that I'd have to get a custom barrel from them to get the specs I want. I'm thinking about it but the price is a little high for the budget I was trying to stick to... as if that ever happens. =/
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Old 08-04-2010, 7:54 PM
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if i was going for max accuracy i'd go with an AR with a match grade trigger, nice heavy barrel (stainless steel, no chrome lined nonsense) with a twist rate thats good for the weight of ammo i'd be shooting, and shoot all match grade ammo. how far are you looking to shoot? going 800yards plus? i'd go with a bolt action .308

since money was a factor i suggested the sass barrel. cheap good company, stainless steel, heavy.
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Old 08-04-2010, 7:59 PM
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I went with Superior Barrels...

I have a 16.1 Dexa and 20" stainless, both in 223 Wylde and both shoot sub MOA.

http://www.superiorbarrels.com/
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Old 08-04-2010, 8:20 PM
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Look at the Compass Lake Engineering stuff.
+1 for CLE and WOA.

I think CLE also make barrels for White Oak.

For a bit less, I like BMC SS barrels.

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