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Old 05-14-2021, 04:30 PM
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Does anyone use the VQ V9 barrel?



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I was using the kidd 10 barrel and I really loved it but it was just too heavy. So I saved an inch in length and 20oz in weight and ordered the vq. The kidd shot pretty well, but I never even got it broken in, also had a kidd 6 but its too short for my chassis. Reallly wondered if the VQ barrel will shoot with the kidd. Either way its going to make a killer looking rig....in 3 months when I get home from work.

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Old 05-14-2021, 09:19 PM
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There seems to be a real void in 12 to 14 inch Charger barrels. I have a brand new Kidd 10" SS but its to heavy for this project. I've looked on and off for a year but it looks like I have 2 options. Tactical Innovations or McGowen. Tactical Innovations has a 12.5" threaded with cap for about a hundred and a quarter. What keeps me from trying one is the goofy machine gun threads. I had McGowen make me a 14.5
inch SS tapered not threaded about 5 or 6 years ago and it is a sweet shooting barrel. I have been very pleased with it. By the time McGowen gets shipping on top of a SS barrel threaded with cap it will be sneaking up on 250 bucks. The first one took 12 weeks for them to make it.

Will be anxious to hear how your barrel performs.
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Old 05-20-2021, 03:49 AM
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Sorry for the delayed response. I honestly hadnt seen many barrels in that range either, and considering the I burnt power from a shorter barrel fouling my suppressor I decided to look into the 16 vq ultralight barrel....and found that they make a 12 3/8 carbon fiber barrel. I think that length would actually be perfect for me because 1...less fouling, and 2 my main goal has been to keep the overall length of barrel and suppressor as close to 16 as possible. With that length I would be right about 17.5.

My main concern aside from accuracy is that 9 will be very close to the end of my kidd chassis and Im not sure if there is enough tolerance in the barrel channel for the suppressor if the threads arent protruding from the end. Ill also add this barrel is for an sbr and not a charger but I thought Id have better chances of a response here than in the 10/22 section.

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Old 05-23-2021, 08:26 AM
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Stocky Stocks has some 14" Majestic alum barrels for the Charger, but I dunno if they are threaded:


https://www.stockysstocks.com/barrels/rimfire.html


This guy also makes Charger barrels (add $40) in lengths that you want:


https://summit-precision.com/shop


Some of his barrels are BACKORDERED though, so email him first.

He replies in a timely manner
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Old 06-07-2021, 08:23 PM
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Stocky Stocks has some 14" Majestic alum barrels for the Charger, but I dunno if they are threaded:


https://www.stockysstocks.com/barrels/rimfire.html


This guy also makes Charger barrels (add $40) in lengths that you want:


https://summit-precision.com/shop


Some of his barrels are BACKORDERED though, so email him first.

He replies in a timely manner
Definitely check out the Summit Precision barrel. I've got two, and they'll hold their own against my KIDD and WhistlePig Charger barrels. Matt's good about replying quickly, as mentioned.

Also, how sexy are the photos on his website?
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Old 07-03-2021, 02:25 AM
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Ill have options. Kidd 6 (but too short for chassis), kidd 10c vq carbon fiber 9, vq carbon fiber 12.5, vq 16.5 carbon fiber ultralight. Im hoping the 12.5 does well, but Im still curious about the 9 and how it will perform if it clears the end of the chassis.

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Old 07-03-2021, 10:06 AM
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I recently got the Volquartsen 6" barrel, and it's another extremely accurate shorty. In this tiny configuration, it's easy to shoot well.

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Old 07-03-2021, 04:51 PM
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I really like that, what chassis are you using?

Maybe I do need a third 10/22

Iron
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Old 07-04-2021, 01:01 AM
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I really like that, what chassis are you using?

Maybe I do need a third 10/22

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Crazy Ivan:



https://crazyivanllc.com/
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Old 07-04-2021, 06:48 AM
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:10 AM
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I really like that, what chassis are you using?

Maybe I do need a third 10/22

Iron
It's a Crazy Ivan Comp Lite, without the handguard. Also using his carbon fiber receiver extension and adapter for the Tailhook Mod1. This is a configuration that works great as a braced pistol, and it can be fired with one hand, as intended. It's also 3.4 pounds.
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Old 07-04-2021, 10:37 AM
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Summit Precision has an identical CF barrel but longer by a few inches:



https://enoch-industries.com/product/carbon-niner/
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Old 07-04-2021, 10:17 PM
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If you want a factory profile tapered barrel options go down like a lead sinker in water.

Anyone have empirical experience with the short tapered Pike barrels 8 or 12 inch? That machine gun fining sure looks hoaky.
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:11 AM
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I don't have any of their finned barrels, but I do have one of the Pike Arms regular 8" barrels and it is just as accurate as the factory version.

I also have two of the Pike Arms regular 16.5" barrels. They all shoot well for me.
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