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    WTB or swap AR-15 barrel

    I have a 16" DPMS bull barrel which is threaded 1/2x28, looking for another 16" barrel with the same thread, or possibly to swap this one. The weight is not bad at all, until I add the stainless steel suppressor, then it becomes less user-friendly. The barrel I have on it has done 150 rounds. I've been doing some research and those Faxon pencil barrels look pretty good all things considered.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommygun View Post
    I have a 16" DPMS bull barrel which is threaded 1/2x28, looking for another 16" barrel with the same thread, or possibly to swap this one. The weight is not bad at all, until I add the stainless steel suppressor, then it becomes less user-friendly. The barrel I have on it has done 150 rounds. I've been doing some research and those Faxon pencil barrels look pretty good all things considered.......
    Cheers, Tom
    How much to buy?

    I have a faxon barrel to, and so far seems good as. Only shot around 50 rounds, but happy with groups. Might get serious and try for a proper group soon......
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    How much to buy?

    I have a faxon barrel to, and so far seems good as. Only shot around 50 rounds, but happy with groups. Might get serious and try for a proper group soon......
    Which length and gas Faxon and what are the groups like? Looking at getting one also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral View Post
    Which length and gas Faxon and what are the groups like? Looking at getting one also.

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    14.5, and .625 GB.
    Can't really comment on groups to much, as haven't tried to shoot groups, just really tuned the adjustable GB and had a few more to see if all OK. But I was happy that they didn't seem all over the page. I'll try some this weekend if I get a chance
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    @Feral sorry I got the barrel make wrong, it's a dominion arms.
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    @tommygun any idea on $ for your barrel?
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Alright never mind, Ken at NZAR15 is expecting more Faxon barrels next month. Interesting interviews and testfires on InRangeTV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF4g2CWtjOo
    If you have the hours to spare, that interview(S) makes for interesting listening, they also tested a modern AR with a Faxon pencil barrel against a Colt SP1 (A1 style AR from the 60's), they shot a group, did a mag dump of 30 rounds and shot another group, due to modern metallurgy and heat treating, the Faxon shifted point of impact about 1/6 the distance that the old-school one did, so I'm pretty convinced that I'll go for a light-weight barrel this time around; a nice change for every single other centrefire rifle I own =)

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