Benchmark AR barrel?
Just curious if anyone knows anyone or knows where one could get a Benchmark AR15 barrel.
I don't want to speak for Travis, but I'm sure he can do it. The only difference is the install of the shank instead of threading it for an action.
I've got a few 7.5 twist AR blanks sitting here for rainy/cold/windy/hell-freezes-over type of day.
They'll be spendy though relative to your normal AR-15 barrels. Barrel blank is the same cost as a regular barrel, plus chamber the same as a bolt gun, little profiling work for the gas block, gas port hole, muzzle threading, gas block, gas tube, matching bolt and extension - they're going to add up fast. So... I'm not taking orders or giving anybody false hope that they might get one. I might have an extra or two when I do get to them and they'll probably be available for sale.
That's good to hear.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to go 6.5mm or 6mm though.
I haven't been able to find anything on someone doing it with these barrels and was curious, since the barrels are so highly held by you and Greg.
6mm Grendel is what I've been thinking about lately. That be a fun gun to shoot.
Haha, exactly what I'm looking into.
105 Grain Berger VLD running 2600~ out of a 20" barrel. That would be pretty fun I think.
Parts are a little harder to come by, barrel choices are a bit more limited.
A bullet you may want to look at is Bart's 105 6mm. I have used those and 107 Sierra out of my 6BR. The Bart's has performed.