Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: Brownell's "Retro" series

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    745
    Feedback Score
    0
    Hey GRA556-
    What twist is your 605? Assume mine is 1:12, snagged it at a gunshow from a vendor I know, for maybe $150.
    The gas port is whatever Brownells makes them; as noted, it runs great on one BCG but not another.
    Really like mine; like iron sights, and still shoot them pretty well for a codger; appreciate the full sight radius on a carbine.
    Thanks,
    Moon

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    3,578
    Feedback Score
    0
    On a related note, Windham Weaponry is doing a special run of slick-sided (no forward assist) rifles to test the market. No idea on the barrel twist rate but probably 1:7 or 1:9. Not sure if that's an A1 or A2 buttstock:


  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Lost Angeles
    Posts
    561
    Feedback Score
    10 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    On a related note, Windham Weaponry is doing a special run of slick-sided (no forward assist) rifles to test the market. No idea on the barrel twist rate but probably 1:7 or 1:9. Not sure if that's an A1 or A2 buttstock:

    The A1's they put out earlier with C7 uppers used an A2 barrel and A2 stock. This looks to be the same except the slick side.
    - Jeff

    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” ― George Orwell, 1984

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    1,850
    Feedback Score
    3 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by mrbieler View Post
    The A1's they put out earlier with C7 uppers used an A2 barrel and A2 stock. This looks to be the same except the slick side.
    Yeah Windham’s complete “Retro” rifle offerings have been pretty phoned in. Although I did use one of their C7 stripped uppers for my 733 clone.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    3,578
    Feedback Score
    0
    I think Windham went for the retro "look" more than anything else, with a hodgepodge of A1 and A2 features. They probably decided to use barrels they had on hand rather than springing for the 1:12 type. At any rate, these seem to be selling well for them.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Gulf Coast Texas
    Posts
    404
    Feedback Score
    0
    The 605 I first built has the 20” 1-7” twist cut to 16.1” with the gas port brought out to .107 and it works great in my Gulf Coast Texas climate. Gas port can go out to .110 but that is maximum size according to US Army regulations.

    I have since replaced the barrel with the 1x12” twist barrel later offered by Brownells.
    Never forget every word you spoke when you took your oath of office.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •