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 Colt 7.62x39 barrel
JFA  [Member]
5/16/2008 9:58:04 PM
In case anyone is interested Gun Parts Co has these. Listed as Colt AR15 16" match 7.62x39 barrels with 12 twist. Retail is $125 Dealer may be cheaper. Go here:

http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=982920&chrSuperSKU=&MC=YJ

Joe
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Qball  [Member]
5/18/2008 7:09:20 PM
Didnt work for me, can you make that link hot? i would like to get one.

Thanks
Paul.
Another-Bill  [Team Member]
5/18/2008 7:22:30 PM
www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=982920&chrSuperSKU=&MC=YJ

You really don't need it to be hot, just cut and paste.

Bill
Qball  [Member]
5/18/2008 9:23:07 PM
Thanks Bill!! just ordered one, they also have Colt 9mm post ban barrels for 115.00

Paul
steezo757  [Member]
5/19/2008 7:22:57 AM
I bought one last year and had it threaded by ADCO. The only issue I had was running 154gr WOLF (polymer). Although, I haven't sat down to try to get 'pull out the micrometer groups', I'm happy with it's performance. Especially suppressed
TurdyDingo  [Team Member]
5/19/2008 10:51:45 AM
Yikes, ain't 1:12 pretty slow?
JFA  [Member]
5/19/2008 11:08:13 AM

Originally Posted By TurdyDingo:
Yikes, ain't 1:12 pretty slow?


Let me put the rifling twist into perspective. Most all 30-06's have a 10 twist and most all 308's have a 12 twist. So the 12 twist for Colt's barrel is in line for the 7.62x39 which normally isn't suppose to shoot those real heavy bullets.

Joe
JFA  [Member]
5/19/2008 11:11:20 AM
I'm glad some of you got you a Colt barrel at a cheap price. I didn't even look to see if GPC gave much of a dealer discount on it either.

Joe
bfarrin1  [Team Member]
5/21/2008 7:13:15 PM
One showed up here today.

It slugs a perfect .310 in the grooves.

I was somewhat amazed to find the barrel extension has M4 cuts.



Not coincidentally, a 16" Del-Ton - Wilson barrel showed up today as well.

It slugs .3108 in the grooves.

Interior finish isn't nearly as nice as the Colt barrel.


I'm pondering turning a 13" twist .308 barrel just to see what it would do with the new 135g Matchking.

JFA  [Member]
5/21/2008 9:15:29 PM

Originally Posted By bfarrin1:
One showed up here today.

It slugs a perfect .310 in the grooves.

I was somewhat amazed to find the barrel extension has M4 cuts.



Not coincidentally, a 16" Del-Ton - Wilson barrel showed up today as well.

It slugs .3108 in the grooves.

Interior finish isn't nearly as nice as the Colt barrel.


I'm pondering turning a 13" twist .308 barrel just to see what it would do with the new 135g Matchking.



That's funny on the Wilson barrel because mine slugs .3095 in the grooves. I knew the Colt would be .310 dead on the money.
hitman49  [Member]
5/22/2008 12:28:12 AM
does anybody know if the gas system holes are drilled and does it come with a front sight base?
JFA  [Member]
5/22/2008 12:36:13 AM
No front sight and says it's not threaded. I would assume the gas port is drilled but not sure if it has the barrel notches for the front sight pins.
bfarrin1  [Team Member]
5/22/2008 5:52:38 AM

Originally Posted By hitman49:
does anybody know if the gas system holes are drilled and does it come with a front sight base?


The gas port is drilled.

There is no front sight base included.

The holes for the front sight base pins are NOT drilled.

brandonfoster86  [Member]
6/29/2008 7:56:44 PM
farrin, are you saying the .308 barrel is used for shooting the 7.62x39 round?
bfarrin1  [Team Member]
6/29/2008 8:10:22 PM

Originally Posted By brandonfoster86:
are you saying the .308 barrel is used for shooting the 7.62x39 round?


With very few exceptions, you'll find 7.62x39 bores at .310'ish and surplus/cheap commercial projectiles from .309-.312.



My interest is in shooting 7.62x39 with a .308" projectile.

I've been unable to find any currently manufactured .308 groove 7.62x39 AR-15 barrels.

Surplus/cheap commercial ammunition is great, but I've long wanted to see what the 7.62x39 could do with a decent bullet and barrel.

I received a 7.62x39 .3085 throat reamer and gauges a few weeks ago.

I chambered a 9.25" .308 10 twist pistol barrel with it this weekend, will try it out over the holidays.

A couple of 12 twist 17" barrels should arrive here sometime in July.
brandonfoster86  [Member]
6/29/2008 10:58:56 PM
I just ordered a Wilson 7.62x39 and ill update you on what the width is when it arrives
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