Blackhole Weaponry Barrels ?
Anyone use Blackhole Weaponry barrels ? One of the few polygonal AR15 barrel makers it seems. Their prices are much lower than Noveske, LW etc. Opinions ?
I got one coming in 6x45. I'll let you know what I think of it when it shows up. I can say that I'm not to happy all ready as I see they dropped their prices $40 right after I ordered it. But them's the breaks.
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Did you get a chance to try out the barrel ?
I've got just shy of 500 rounds through a 5.56 stainless blackhole barrel and I'm very pleased with it.
So much so, I'm buying one in 6.8 this week.
That's great... is the polygonal bore easier to clean ?
Looks like they switched from enfield to polygonal rifling sometime in the past 6 mos (which is just a slight change of the broach profile).
My 14.5" heavy barrel is enfield rifled, but I have had a HK in the past that was poly. I don't think the difference between the enfield and the poly is all that significant, but they're both easier to clean than conventional as the lands aren't recessed and therefore don't collect as much crud.
The quality of my 14.5" is top notch. The ground surfaces are dead nuts on dimension and fit my upper with just the right amount of tension (you couldn't easily pull the barrel out once seated - and that's before the nut ever came close to it, but you didn't need to drive it in either).
This thing also shoots better than me. With shitty optics and bad ammo (wolf and cheap federal) putting a 5 round group into a quarter was not difficult at 50yds. Now if I had some real glass on it, and some bullets worth mentioning, I'm certain ragged holes would be the norm. It's also not a floated barrel. For the shortest gun I could build without a tax stamp, she's a tack driver.
I'd love to see a stainless Blackhole against a stainless Noveske barrel head to head.
Last edited by FJ540MN; 06-14-10 at 17:17.
I just received my barrel today. It looks like it will be at least a month before I can shoot it. I put it on a Daniel Defense upper and the fit and finish looks good. With any luck I'll be able to try it out hunting this year.
Originally Posted by FMJ556
I like franks & beans