New Member Build ?'s

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New Member Build ?'s

Postby ChadB » Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:00 pm

Hi All,
My name is Chad. I've built an AR in 5.56 and another in .22LR. Now I want to build a big bore. I'm not building a complete rifle, just a new upper as the lower I built for my 5.56 is very reliable and solid.

I have read a ton about the 450BM and been searching and reading here a lot. My main question now is that I'm ready to buy the barrel and I'm not sure which one. I don't have a much of a budget, so I'm looking at the lower priced ones around $100 or so. Right now, it looks like I have it down to these three options:

https://www.classicfirearms.com/ar15-18 ... arkerized/

https://www.durkintactical.com/product/ ... ck-system/

https://www.deltateamtactical.com/Gaunt ... _7927.html

Do any of you guys have any opinion on these or any other options I should look at in the same price range?

Thank you!
Chad
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Re: New Member Build ?'s

Postby MOOSE EARS » Tue Jun 07, 2022 4:56 am

Those barrels may work fine, they may even be made by the same maker? The barrel is one of the 2 most important components of the AR rifle, the other being the trigger. Cut costs elsewhere, but not on these parts. Buy a barrel from a known quality maker.
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Re: New Member Build ?'s

Postby coyote wacker » Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:40 am

The most important part of a rifle is the barrel....its better to weight a little longer save up couple more dollars and get a known quality item than to buy a unknown piece of junk then regret it....plus after having the barrel for a while you might change your mind on what you need or want and the cheep barrel is not worth much money or even able to sell....

First off I wouldn't even consider other than looking at any of the barrels you have listed....first and biggest problem is all them are threaded 5/8"-24....it may be only 1/32" of a inch difference than 11/32"-24 but its a world of diffidence to me and if there's even a remote chance of using a suppresser bottom line more metal is better.....

Fathers Day is coming you should be able to find a DEAL on a good barrel....
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Re: New Member Build ?'s

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:54 pm

I personally would buy only from a manufacturer who has a stellar record making the 450 Bushmaster barrels. Price wouldn’t factor too much into it since it would only be the upper. Cry Once. Don’t cry later.
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Re: New Member Build ?'s

Postby ChadB » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:24 pm

Thanks for the input guys!
I totally understand your views on the higher end, more costly options. I would definitely go that route if I could.
I ended up ordering an 18" barrel from BCA. I have read a lot of good things about them and their products, so hopefully that the best in my price range.
I look forward to reading and learning a lot more on this board.
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