AR 15 Barrel - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-14-2020, 03:16 PM
lbjennings's Avatar
lbjennings
National Guard NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2012
Location: 
Missouri
Posts: 
2,058
TPC Rating: 
100% (28)
AR 15 Barrel



Log in to see fewer ads
Maybe one of you guys can answer some questions for me. I have an ar15, with the standard 16 inch barrel. I知 thinking about getting an 18 or 20 inch heavy wildly barrel. A new gas line, gas block and the correct barrel nut for a free float barrel will be purchased also. I知 hoping I will be able to use the original BCG. Will this work, or will I have to get a new bolt and will I have to get the go, no go gauges fo a new barrel?
Any input on this , will be appreciated.
Thanks
Larry
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-14-2020, 04:03 PM
Mike Clark

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
182
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lbjennings View Post
Maybe one of you guys can answer some questions for me. I have an ar15, with the standard 16 inch barrel. I知 thinking about getting an 18 or 20 inch heavy wildly barrel. A new gas line, gas block and the correct barrel nut for a free float barrel will be purchased also. I知 hoping I will be able to use the original BCG. Will this work, or will I have to get a new bolt and will I have to get the go, no go gauges fo a new barrel?
Any input on this , will be appreciated.
Thanks
Larry
AR15 are supposed to headspace if the items are in spec / not worn.
The only correct answer is to check the headspace with the original bolt/new barrel extension to be safe.
Anything else is taking a chance.
You can use the original BCG and/or bolt. Some suggest not swapping bolts between barrels due to wear patterns/accelerated wear.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-14-2020, 04:29 PM
lbjennings's Avatar
lbjennings
National Guard NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2012
Location: 
Missouri
Posts: 
2,058
TPC Rating: 
100% (28)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Clark View Post
AR15 are supposed to headspace if the items are in spec / not worn.
The only correct answer is to check the headspace with the original bolt/new barrel extension to be safe.
Anything else is taking a chance.
You can use the original BCG and/or bolt. Some suggest not swapping bolts between barrels due to wear patterns/accelerated wear.
You probably know the answer to this question also. What kind of barrel nut And misc. hardware will I need, if Im gonna float The barrel. You have probably figured out, I have never messed with an ar, other than load and shoot.
This is what I have .
Will this be workable for me?
https://i.imgur.com/ckViwSO.jpg
Thanks for the help.
Larry
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-14-2020, 04:48 PM
Mike Clark

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
182
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Barrel nut depends on float tube.
You need to hold the upper and be able to loosen the barrel nut.
Aeroshell 33MS is supposed to be the thing to use as an install lube.

Quick video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqd1o3NCvlI
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-14-2020, 05:06 PM
Mike Clark

Join Date: 
Feb 2010
Posts: 
182
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
if you are going for accuracy, one option is just have someone like Keystone Accuracy just rebarrel it.
https://keystoneaccuracy.com/

Nice rifle.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-14-2020, 05:10 PM
VASCAR2
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Sep 2008
Posts: 
878
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
I’m an AR-15 addict and I suggest you leave your original upper alone. You can buy a stripped upper for about $60. Use your new barrel, gas block, gas tube and hand guard on your new upper. A new Toolcraft or PSA bolt carrier group can be purchased for approximately $100 or less.

Once you’ve shot your new upper you might decide to sell the 16” upper or if your like me you’ll assemble a new lower for your new upper. Your 16” upper will be worth more if left stock. If you try to sell your used 16” barrel it won’t bring much money.


With the gun buying panic you might be surprised how fast you could sell your old 16” upper.

Right to Bear, Joe Bob Outfitters and Primary Arms are continually running sales and usually you can find the parts you need from vendors online.

Here is a Toolcraft BCG and you can get reasonably priced charging handles.

https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Too...auto-011bn.htm


https://www.righttobear.com/anderson...-p/m4slick.htm

Last edited by VASCAR2; 09-14-2020 at 05:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-14-2020, 10:21 PM
Leonard T
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2009
Location: 
no. dakota
Posts: 
106
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
You might want to check out Delta Team Tactical and Bear Creek Arsenal for complete uppers. Very reasonable and lots of options. That way one lower 2 uppers and that leads to another lower and they will multiply. Good luck LT
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-15-2020, 09:01 PM
lone gunman's Avatar
lone gunman
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Sep 2012
Location: 
great north west
Posts: 
927
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
stay away from delta team tactical! there are so many complaints about them and they go by other names to that i cant remember right now, but stay far away!

ah remembered Davidson defense is another name they use.

https://www.bbb.org/us/ut/orem/profi...621/complaints

https://www.snipershide.com/shooting...-them.6908041/

https://www.ar15.com/forums/ar-15/De...ical/4-726361/

and google search: https://www.google.com/search?client...actical+review

bear creek is decent but not great. their barrels are hit and miss as far as accuracy. google them too
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-15-2020, 09:07 PM
M2HB's Avatar
M2HB is online now
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Apr 2004
Location: 
Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 
29,974
TPC Rating: 
100% (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by VASCAR2 View Post
I知 an AR-15 addict and I suggest you leave your original upper alone. You can buy a stripped upper for about $60. Use your new barrel, gas block, gas tube and hand guard on your new upper. A new Toolcraft or PSA bolt carrier group can be purchased for approximately $100 or less.

Once you致e shot your new upper you might decide to sell the 16 upper or if your like me you値l assemble a new lower for your new upper. Your 16 upper will be worth more if left stock. If you try to sell your used 16 barrel it won稚 bring much money.


With the gun buying panic you might be surprised how fast you could sell your old 16 upper.

Right to Bear, Joe Bob Outfitters and Primary Arms are continually running sales and usually you can find the parts you need from vendors online.

Here is a Toolcraft BCG and you can get reasonably priced charging handles.

https://www.joeboboutfitters.com/Too...auto-011bn.htm


https://www.righttobear.com/anderson...-p/m4slick.htm
I agree.

It is easier to just build a new upper.

Yes, you need to check the headspace. I always do, and I致e been putting them together for over a quarter century.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-16-2020, 10:26 AM
Leonard T
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2009
Location: 
no. dakota
Posts: 
106
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
JoeBobs is a great company to order from, have had excellent results with them. I heard about DTT being a less than favorable company to deal with after I placed my order but everything went great. So YMMV and my upper I got is quite accurate and reliable. No malfunctions can't complain and it looks awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-16-2020, 11:19 AM
lbjennings's Avatar
lbjennings
National Guard NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Nov 2012
Location: 
Missouri
Posts: 
2,058
TPC Rating: 
100% (28)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lone gunman View Post
stay away from delta team tactical! there are so many complaints about them and they go by other names to that i cant remember right now, but stay far away!

ah remembered Davidson defense is another name they use.

https://www.bbb.org/us/ut/orem/profi...621/complaints

https://www.snipershide.com/shooting...-them.6908041/

https://www.ar15.com/forums/ar-15/De...ical/4-726361/

and google search: https://www.google.com/search?client...actical+review

bear creek is decent but not great. their barrels are hit and miss as far as accuracy. google them too
I知 not big on bear creek. I had a 6.5 grendel that I was lucky to get a 2 inch group at 100. I like shooting steel plates at 300. My grendel I built from a Howa Barreled Action from Brownells will do 1 1/2 inch at 300. The cost was pretty much the same.
Larry i
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-16-2020, 02:46 PM
carbineone

Join Date: 
Dec 2011
Posts: 
604
TPC Rating: 
100% (1)
Love JoeBobs, my go to place if something is in stock there..

As far swapping the BCG to another new barrel. Personally it would not worry me one bit to use your new barrel with a old BCG..As long as it is a good known quality made BCG..

Fire a round, inspect the fired case and go to town..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 PM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ゥ2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x