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    Machine Gunner whitewalrus's Avatar
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    Default AR-10 308 Barrels

    Any AR-10 308 Barrels around the $300-400 that anyone recommends? I was thinking of going with a 20" Criterion in my Aero M5 build - any feedback on their barrels?

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    It seems to me that Criterion has had some difficulties recently (or, that others have had difficulties with Criterion barrels).

    Historically, they've been great: I have a Fulton M110 built on a Criterion blank that I'll be putting up for sale soonish - it does easily sub-minute with M118LR. I also have a Midwest 5.56 carbine barrel that shoots sub-minute with anything decent.

    On the other hand, I am in-process with Mike Ross at Criterion right now on an ADM 5.56 barrel that shoots 4 MOA. I also have been reading accounts from others encountering difficulties.

    I guess all this is to say that from my observations, Criterion is not the slam-dunk choice it once was.

    I can comfortably recommend DSG's match-grade barrels. They are, I believe, a high-end Ballistic Advantage product. My 6.5 Creedmoor is a 5-shot sub-MOA all day, as is my buddy's 308 18".
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    Thanks for the information, maybe I need to keep looking. Was looking at their M110 profile barrel, but if their quality is been going down lately may not be the choice for me.

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    I bought a Proof AR-10 barrel last year. 18 inch, full steel, not the CF stuff.

    I am very happy with it.
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    A touch higher than your range, but I like this one...

    https://www.rainierarms.com/rainier-...fluted-bundle/

    Or the Proof Steel barrel that Hoser suggested.
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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Any particular reason to stay away from the CF barrels from proof Hoser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDave View Post
    Any particular reason to stay away from the CF barrels from proof Hoser?
    Cause they are stupid expensive.
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    Well that is true. I meant from a proformance perspective. I was considering one for weight savings for a hunting AR-10.
    ".45, it's like 9mm only for adults"-trlcavscout

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