Disregard my request for barrel recommendations. I found a Faxon barrel over at Joe Bob Outfitters*. They seem to have stuff when no one else does. They had magazines for my Shield Plus when those magazines were as rare as a Bigfoot sighting, and they don’t make their stuff outrageously expensive while trying to convince people that their prices are lower than dirt.
So with this purchase, I begin yet another build. Meh, it gives me something to do on my days off.
Here are the specs:
- 18 inch
- 1:8 twist
- GUNNER profile (Government to the gas block, pencil from there to the muzzle)
- Rifle length gas block, 0.625″
- 1.44 pounds
Remember my post on the meaning of twist rate. Since most of my ammo is either 55 or 62 grain, my builds have been in the 1:8 version. I like the heavier bullets, as they are more stable at longer ranges.
I’m having fun building these rifles, and I think that I am getting quite good at it. The wife doesn’t even shake her head anymore when another rifle shows up in the gun safe. I may have to sell a couple of my serialized ARs to make room.
To track my expenses, I’m going to start naming my builds. I thought about numbering them, but that would allow someone to track how many I am building. That is no one’s business, unless I sell any of them. So, with that in mind, the name of this build will be the “Kyle.”
* I have no relationship whatsoever with Joe Bob Outfitters, other than being a customer. Their prices are pretty low, and they seem to have things that other dealers are out of stock on.
It's just Boris · November 22, 2021 at 9:29 am
Faxon’s Gunner profile seems to work pretty well, and imo results in a more balanced-feelong gun than a government profile. Glad you found it.
It's just Boris · November 22, 2021 at 9:32 am
Well, that’s interesting. I just tried to put in a small comment of “balanced-feeling *sigh*” … and it auto-corrected to “feelong.” (Repeatable, too.)
It’s Monday. *shrug*
millerized · November 22, 2021 at 9:49 am
Glad Joe Bob done saved you some money.
It’s been a few years, but they still honored my expired FFL. Of course, spending over $10K a few years prior might have helped.
Glad you found what you’re looking for, and hope it exceeds your expectations when you’re done.
Jonathan · November 22, 2021 at 4:50 pm
I was just about to post this link to their Black Friday sale…
In case anyone is interested:
Divemedic · November 22, 2021 at 5:01 pm
It’s easy to have a sale when you are out of stock.
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