Barrel for competition AR

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by andrewshasta365, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. andrewshasta365

    andrewshasta365 New Member

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    Im in the process of building an AR for competition shooting and im wondering if a stainless barrel would be better than a CHF barrel.
  2. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

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    Generally the carbon steel barrels are chome plated in the bore. This is not highly thought of as an accuracy improving treatment. That said, most who are shooting comps with the AR are using a Stainless steel barrel. (except the service rifle match, gotta use the chrome bore for that) Colt at one time and maybe still offer an "accurised" top end with a 24" Stainless barrel. They shoot very well BTW.

    Are you shooting bench rest or NRA prone/position shooting?

    Regards, Kirk
  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    What kind of competition are you shooting in? 3 gun, Across the course, hi power, bench rest, position shooting, F-Class, Midrange, plinking.

    A benchrest barrel is a different monster than a 3 gun barrel.
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