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#1 Tuflehundon (Rob Gee)

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:13 PM

Building a PCC rifle this tax season. Already have most of the parts picked out. 

 

So far I have: 

Spike's upper and lower (have)

Voodoo LPK (have)

Hiperfire 24C (have)

JP bolt and SCS (need to order)

MagPul stock and other parts (have)

Hahn precision mag block (need to order)

C Products mags (plan to get Taylor Freelance extensions for them) (have several)

Samson Evo rail. (have)

 

Main thing I am missing is a barrel. Who makes a good one for a decent price. 

 

Side note. I'm using Colt mags instead of Glock mags because I already have them. Bought a crap load of them prior to the election just in case Hillary won. 


Frankengun AR. Spikes upper and lower.

Praelstolor barrel with Adams Arms XLP piston conversion, low mass carrier, and JP Silent Captured Spring.

HiperFire 24C (Nickel Boron coated).

Magpul everything. PRS, MBAD, MIAD+, trigger guard, EMags

Samson Evo rail. 

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 MOA w/ reticle

Offset RMR


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

JP Barrel



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:57 PM

JP Barrel

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

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#5 Tuflehundon (Rob Gee)

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

From Boomer Shooter sponsor Make Ready Pro Shop.

 

Great idea. He's got a few parts I need. Just gotta wait till gun money, I mean tax money comes in. 


Frankengun AR. Spikes upper and lower.

Praelstolor barrel with Adams Arms XLP piston conversion, low mass carrier, and JP Silent Captured Spring.

HiperFire 24C (Nickel Boron coated).

Magpul everything. PRS, MBAD, MIAD+, trigger guard, EMags

Samson Evo rail. 

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 MOA w/ reticle

Offset RMR


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:36 PM

Other than JP, it appears every 9mm carbine barrel maker has determined that chambers requiring we load our ammo short is what we need.

 

So if you want to reload most of the bullets we use in 9mm, you load short.

 

I have a PSA barrel.  Good price and so far nice and accurate.  But I'm also loading 147 gr X-treme bullets to an OAL of 1.085".  Heavy coated bullets are pretty much ruled out.

 

So you have a choice. Buy a JP barrel and load your bullet of choice or buy anyone else's barrel and place an order for a throat reamer.  If you buy a nitrided barrel, plan on a hard reaming job (several have taken up to 2-1/2 hrs) and plan on sending the reamer back in to be resharpened.

 

JP barrels seem expensive compared to all the other barrels, but add in the cost of the reamer and extension plus the cost of your labor, the JP price is reasonable.

 

In my case, I already have the barrel and I'm not willing to buy and destroy a reamer, so I'll just load them short for a while.  At least until I can catch a JP barrel on sale.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:44 PM

I have a cheap $99 stainless barrel in mine and load my 9mm at 1.15 with no problems.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:07 PM

I have a cheap $99 stainless barrel in mine and load my 9mm at 1.15 with no problems.

 

What brand barrel Matt?



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

What brand barrel Matt?


Honestly, I don't know. It's a 7" stainless I got from fat boy tactical (which refuse to say their distributor) cause it was cheap, but after having a couple interactions with the prick owner, I'll never spend another dime there.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

So you have a choice. Buy a JP barrel and load your bullet of choice or buy anyone else's barrel and place an order for a throat reamer.  If you buy a nitrided barrel, plan on a hard reaming job (several have taken up to 2-1/2 hrs) and plan on sending the reamer back in to be resharpened.
 
JP barrels seem expensive compared to all the other barrels, but add in the cost of the reamer and extension plus the cost of your labor, the JP price is reasonable.
 
In my case, I already have the barrel and I'm not willing to buy and destroy a reamer, so I'll just load them short for a while.  At least until I can catch a JP barrel on sale.


This is basically what I could find online when I was buying pieces for mine. I really wanted that Kaw Valley barrel but read too many stories about having to ream the throat to be able to shoot any loads that anyone would want to shoot out of it. It was almost $100 less and about 5oz lighter than the JP. I bought the JP to save the time and headache. It's probably cheaper in the end.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 08:42 PM

Other than JP, it appears every 9mm carbine barrel maker has determined that chambers requiring we load our ammo short is what we need.

 

So if you want to reload most of the bullets we use in 9mm, you load short.

 

I have a PSA barrel.  Good price and so far nice and accurate.  But I'm also loading 147 gr X-treme bullets to an OAL of 1.085".  Heavy coated bullets are pretty much ruled out.

 

So you have a choice. Buy a JP barrel and load your bullet of choice or buy anyone else's barrel and place an order for a throat reamer.  If you buy a nitrided barrel, plan on a hard reaming job (several have taken up to 2-1/2 hrs) and plan on sending the reamer back in to be resharpened.

 

JP barrels seem expensive compared to all the other barrels, but add in the cost of the reamer and extension plus the cost of your labor, the JP price is reasonable.

 

In my case, I already have the barrel and I'm not willing to buy and destroy a reamer, so I'll just load them short for a while.  At least until I can catch a JP barrel on sale.

 

JP barrel may seem expensive, but buy once cry once. My 3gun AR is just north of $3K. BUt I love it. 


Frankengun AR. Spikes upper and lower.

Praelstolor barrel with Adams Arms XLP piston conversion, low mass carrier, and JP Silent Captured Spring.

HiperFire 24C (Nickel Boron coated).

Magpul everything. PRS, MBAD, MIAD+, trigger guard, EMags

Samson Evo rail. 

Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x32 MOA w/ reticle

Offset RMR


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

lol, I'm over trying to figure out how less than $200 for a barrel is expensive.

I was floored when JP released their 9mm barrels at this price point.

I paid more for a SS Wilson barrel to use as a temp until the JP's were ready to ship.

I guess maybe you guys just aren't used to building rifles.

 

Try looking up a Proof Research .223 barrel for fun sometime



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:00 AM

lol, I'm over trying to figure out how less than $200 for a barrel is expensive.

I was floored when JP released their 9mm barrels at this price point.

I paid more for a SS Wilson barrel to use as a temp until the JP's were ready to ship.

I guess maybe you guys just aren't used to building rifles.

 

Try looking up a Proof Research .223 barrel for fun sometime

I was thinking the same thing.  When I was building mine, the JPbolts and barrels were about the same to 25% more is all, so I went with JP.



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 09:12 AM

For comparison sake, a JP 16" .223 barrel is $479
https://www.jprifles...m=JPSM223-16L8M

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

I am more than pleased with the JP barrel, and I was a tight ass and ordered it in raw SS to save $50. Looks great and only cost $170, $30 more than MSRP on a Kaw Valley/Faxon barrel that you have to load short for (or spend $50+ to get throated).

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:38 AM

My ammo OAL is dictated by my mag. Mine is 1.100 and shoots about 2"@50yds with red dot.


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