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Old January 8, 2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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I need a high quality match grade barrel under $300 for my next build?

I need a high quality match grade barrel under $300.
Looking at Fulton Armory, Wilson, Blackhole Weaponry, McGowan, among a few others for my next AR build.
Building a long range shooter with a minimum 20" to 24" heavy to bull barrel. I'm looking in the 800 to 1000 yard range.
Any ideas here?
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Old January 9, 2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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What cartridge will you use?

What's your accuracy expectations as to the group size that'll contain all your fired shots?
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Old January 9, 2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I have had excellent results with many McGowen barrels in the past.
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Old January 9, 2014, 04:30 PM   #4
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May I suggest that you check out Brownells catalog. I do like the Shilen barrel in 223 Wylde, that comes with it's own matching bolt; that Brownells also sells.
Rock River also sells match barrels.
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Old January 9, 2014, 04:53 PM   #5
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I have had great performance with Yankee Hill barrels.
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Old January 12, 2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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Bart B - What cartridge will you use?

5.56 MK 262 77 and 80 grain Sierra Match Kings...

On my last build, I've had consistent results hitting a metal gong about half the size of a man size target painted fluorescent pink. I was using a 18" DPMS Mini SASS barrel with these rounds out to 800 yards max. Of course at my age with these tired eyes I was using a 6-24x 50mm Tactical Rifle Scope.

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