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Chrome-Moly, un-parkerized. PFC Thomas does my parkerizing. I'll most likely have the barrels shipped directly to him.

They only offer 22" and 16.5" SOCOM length barrels.

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I am interested in a medium and/or a heavy.

Any idea on twist rates?

1:10, 1:11, 1:11.25?
Most likely 1:10, but I can ask. Right now, they only offer a 1:10 twist for M14 barrels, but for a special order, maybe we can request something different.
 

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ETA: I'll take these two.

One-16.5" Socom 1:10/Medium. (I'd rather have a standard weight for this, but if not possible, I'll take a medium)
One-22" 1:10/Medium

All this board seems to do is cost me money!!
 

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Had tried ordering one of their medium match barrels on Sunday and was informed this morning they are sold out. Put me in for one medium weight 22" 1:10. Do they have to be parkerized?
 

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What's with all the medium tubes! If yo want light weight, go for the GI profile, but it you want accuracy, go all the way heavy! :D Just joking of course, get what you want. I'm just hoping for enough heavies for a an order.
 

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Sounds like we might have enough for both. I guess I'll go in for a medium myself...

Barrels come in-the-white and you don't have to have them parkerized if you have something else in mind.

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Hey Tony, put me down for a medium weight 1-10 twist please.

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Hello all! I have been lurking ( dreaming and scheming!) for some time on this forum soaking in all the wonderful information! Thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge and time.

That being said, I am ready to start a build and would definitely be interested in a heavy weight,
308 LW barrel. Count me in!
 

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Thanks for looking into this Tony. Hopefully LW will be willing to make the poly barrels for us.
 

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I just can't spend money on a new project, but just wanted to chime in. I feel like an idiot...I've never even thought of polygonal rifling for a rifle before. Glock barrels last for like...everrrrrr. What might the life of the barrel be if used on an M14 ? And yes, I know that's a ridiculous question with all the variables that go into it, but ya'll know what I'm driving at...
 

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I just can't spend money on a new project, but just wanted to chime in. I feel like an idiot...I've never even thought of polygonal rifling for a rifle before. Glock barrels last for like...everrrrrr. What might the life of the barrel be if used on an M14 ? And yes, I know that's a ridiculous question with all the variables that go into it, but ya'll know what I'm driving at...
The HK PSG-1 came equipped with a polygonnal barrel. At the time, HK guaranteed
MOA accuracy for a minimum of 20K rounds.
POF offers nitrided polygonal barrels and have made claims that their barrel will last tens of thousands of rounds. These barrels are what I would consider, forever barrels. An M14 equipped with one of these will last a very long time, and be able to be passed down for generations. I'm very excited about this! I'm in for two, a 16.5" and a 22", and I'd buy a third if they offered one in 19.25" (Such a nice barrel length!!) Thank you Tony for trying to make this happen!
 

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The HK PSG-1 came equipped with a polygonnal barrel. At the time, HK guaranteed
MOA accuracy for a minimum of 20K rounds.
POF offers nitrided polygonal barrels and have made claims that their barrel will last tens of thousands of rounds. These barrels are what I would consider, forever barrels. An M14 equipped with one of these will last a very long time, and be able to be passed down for generations. I'm very excited about this! I'm in for two, a 16.5" and a 22", and I'd buy a third if they offered one in 19.25" (Such a nice barrel length!!) Thank you Tony for trying to make this happen!

And just when I thought I had a handle on things, all up to date with what's available out there, I read this lol. I seriously thank you for replying - I feel like a light just switched on in my head - enlightened. I didn't know the PSG-1 and POF had polygonal rifling. I'd like to see this done on 6.5 barrels, as it seems to wear out barrels quickly. I cannot throw my hat into the ring and promise to purchase one on a group buy, but I'll be watching this thread. I too would like a barrel in 19.25". It's probably good they don't offer it, because I'm not sure I could resist lol.
 

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I'm certainly in the minority but I'd like to try a GI profile 6.5 Creedmoor barrel. I would like to build more of a patrol-type rifle that's relatively light and easy (easier) to carry around.

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I'm certainly in the minority but I'd like to try a GI profile 6.5 Creedmoor barrel. I would like to build more of a patrol-type rifle that's relatively light and easy (easier) to carry around.

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I don't think that you're in the minority. From what I've read, the options were for medium or heavy, and two different length barrels. I would rather have a standard weight 16" polygonal barrel, but since that wasn't an option, I chose the medium weight. Now, for the 22", I'd take the medium, and I'd also buy a 19.25" in a medium as well, should the powers that be decide to offer that length.
 

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And just when I thought I had a handle on things, all up to date with what's available out there, I read this lol. I seriously thank you for replying - I feel like a light just switched on in my head - enlightened. I didn't know the PSG-1 and POF had polygonal rifling. I'd like to see this done on 6.5 barrels, as it seems to wear out barrels quickly. I cannot throw my hat into the ring and promise to purchase one on a group buy, but I'll be watching this thread. I too would like a barrel in 19.25". It's probably good they don't offer it, because I'm not sure I could resist lol.
I've swayed (Do I dare admit this on this forum? lol) back and forth on the M1A/M14 platform since the early 1990s. At times, I'd be all in, and other times, I didn't own a single one.
This all had to do with my criticism of the barrels, and barrel life. While more modern guns, like the SCAR 17S can have a barrel that, verifiably can achieve round counts past 100,000 rounds, I was "stuck" with a rifle that at best could maybe go to 10,000. Am I going to shoot that much? I don't know, but I like the assurance that I COULD, and that my barrel wouldn't be worn out. I'm glad that I recently got back into this rifle. It is my favorite, and the opportunity now exists that I can have a barrel that will last. This is HUGE! It's monumental, it's absolutely fantastic, and I say this with great enthusiasm! These barrels are definitely worth the cost of admission, especially for those like me that want that longevity, and a rifle that can be passed down, especially in our current political climate. It just makes sense. Kudos to both Lothar Walther and Tony for making this happen!
 
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