GUN Upper I might buy... Few questions

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    RRA upper with RRA B/BCG.

    Has a Wilson barrel with 1/8 twist. I don't know what the significance of the Wilson barrel means. :o Help with that?

    Is 1/8 twist ok? What size ammo does that twist like best?

    It's got 320 rounds through it with a 12" Troy MRF rail, Troy BUIS, Troy low-profile gas block, and 3 Magpuls covers for $725. Good deal?
     
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    hard to say but it does not sound like a bad deal.
     
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    Well any info on the Wilson barrel or twist rate?
     
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    yar1182 New Member

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    Don't have a opinion on the barrel. As far as I remember it's a standard H Bar. 1x8 tiwsit is good. Shoots anything from 55's to 77's well.
     
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    If it came with 320 rounds it'd be a good deal. Nothing really special, but not a bad deal either :dunno: 1/8 should be fine.
     
  6. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    Wilson is the company that makes RRA barrels, there is no significance to them other than a name.
     
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    I'm a noob...

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    This is a stainless barrel, correct? So... not chrome-lined? :o

    The only 1:8 barrel I can find on RRA's site is a stainless barrel... I think I'd prefer a chrome-lined for the durability/longevity.
     
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    I just picked up complete LMT 16" Carbine upper with LMT BCG/CH for $588 shipped from Chakup.

    1:7 twist and all the other bells and whistles.

    Apparently it rivals the Colt.
     
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    Yeah well chakup is a homo and never responded to my PM...
     
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    I haven't seen him around lately. Order from his website :dunno:
     
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    Doesn't sell Troy, according to his site...
     
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    Yeah he does that :o

    Kind of sucks honestly...

    I called to order everything and got my receipt and UPS tracking # in a few minutes.

    It's on its way now :coold:
     
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    This is a stainless barrel, correct? So... not chrome-lined?

    The only 1:8 barrel I can find on RRA's site is a stainless barrel... I think I'd prefer a chrome-lined for the durability/longevity.
     
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    And Jesus :mamoru:
     
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    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Very few of us are blessed with the time and/or money to shoot out a modern, quality SS barrel. In exchange for a bit of end of service life that few are likely to see, you're getting a fairly tangible increase in accuracy. Unless you plan on feeding it lots of shitty Wolf ammo, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    Good point... I don't see myself out-shooting this gun like yar does.
     
  17. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Exactly. If you DO have the money to afford enough ammo to shoot it out, $300 for a new barrel is pocket change for you.
     
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    SS barrels do not require the chrome lining like a normal steel barrel does. They'll wear slightly quicker, but as was said, not in a time that you'd ever notice. Hell, non-chrome lined barrels will generally last a lifetime for most people and they'll never know the difference.

    The RRA Wilson SS barrels are also a Wylde chamber, which is better for accuracy while still allowing for the use of 5.56 or .223 ammo.

    Price is decent with the extras. If you can talk him down a bit, it would be a bit better. But you'd probably spend $800-$900 for it new.
     
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    $900 for a new RRA upper? :wtf: are people smoking?
     
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    Buy a full upper with SS barrel, then add the Troy rail, the BUIS, the low pro gas block, possibly need to have it all installed depending on ability and then get the rail covers and you're likely to be in that price range.
     

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