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    Custom M16A1 Barrel

    I am looking for a Custom M16A1 Barrel that is, chrome lined, chambered in 223/5.56 Wylde with M4 Feed ramps and 1:7 twist that is parkerized, DCM Heavy to the gas block with correct markings. Who can make it?

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    What you are looking for is not M16A1. It is more like HBAR which is nothing like a M16A1 barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade04 View Post
    What you are looking for is not M16A1. It is more like HBAR which is nothing like a M16A1 barrel.
    Soooo you’ve heard of this thing called “service rifle match”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue7a View Post
    Soooo you’ve heard of this thing called “service rifle match”?

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    I have. Service rifle and match barrels are not M16A1 type barrels. The A1 uses a pencil profile barrel. Here is a link to a service rifle barrel.

    http://www.compasslake.com/index.php...roducts_id=334

    This is an A1 profile barrel.

    http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/gm-m15-...mm-1-12-twist/

    See the difference.
    Last edited by Renegade04; 06-16-19 at 19:55.
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    I'm curious as to what part of the barrel OP described is supposed to be M16A1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainRaven View Post
    I'm curious as to what part of the barrel OP described is supposed to be M16A1.
    FFS I want it to “Appear” to be an M16A1 Barrel (e.g. “Profile” from the gas block forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue7a View Post
    FFS I want it to “Appear” to be an M16A1 Barrel (e.g. “Profile” from the gas block forward.
    Good luck on this venture. If I may ask, what is the rationale behind this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue7a View Post
    FFS I want it to “Appear” to be an M16A1 Barrel (e.g. “Profile” from the gas block forward.
    Will this provide ample room to zip tie accessories?








    I had to dude. Good luck in the search though


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmuscle View Post
    Will this provide ample room to zip tie

    I had to dude. Good luck in the search though

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    PFFFFT it’s an A1, black electrical tape all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano5326 View Post
    I shot service rifle for Navy. We had M-14's which blew. Ironically, considering the original poster, the USMC came up with A2 for service rifle comps and their team was initially far ahead of all the service rifle teams. I went down to AMU (leveraging the SEAL Sniper relationship with that shop) to get insight and make a competative rifle.

    Modified A2 is the competative profile. 69gr molycoat was initially used, then the 77gr precursor for mk262. Unlike some teams, for logistical ease, the couple guys with me used one round across the course.

    -Freefloat handguard that looks like issue (usually with lead weights under)
    -A2 rear sights (but 1/4 min) with reduced apature
    -Heavy barrel under the handguard, A2 front sight (square) A2 appearing barrel .750 under gasblock and forward of handguard. 1/7.8 twist was best performing

    An A1 barrel thin under gas block, thin fwd of gas block, crappy glinty round front sight post, would be less than competative. An A1 rear sight would be problematic for the 200-600.
    Given all of this, where does the M16A1 concept come in? Everything here screams A2 and nowhere close to an A1. You do realize that an A1 is .625" at the gas block, not .750" as the A2?
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