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Unread 02-19-2007, 08:22 AM
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ABS carbon barrels

I know there are some gunsmiths and shooters who follow this board that have had firsthand experience with the ABS carbon wrapped barrels. For those that have, I would like your opinion in three areas.

1. Initial accuracy- Do the barrels dial in for accuracy out of the box without unusual difficulty.

2. long term accuracy- How are they shooting now that you have some rounds through them.

3. Overall durability-How is the carbon wrap holding up under hunting conditions.

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    Re: ABS carbon barrels

    I would have some info for you if I could actually get my hands on it. Was ordered in Dec, promised to get it by the first of the year, then promised by feb 2nd. Still no barrel. Getting frustrated with that little issue.
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    Re: ABS carbon barrels

    Doug,
    I have a 7mm STW with a ABS barrel that I like.My only problem with it is fouling,very hard to clean.The one I have has a Douglas liner,the Rock may have been a better choice.One thing I like is how they dissipate heat.I was not sure if the carbon was holding the heat in or not, because the barrel did not heat up like some of the other magnums I shoot,so I took my infrared heat gun out with me the next time I went shooting.I took readings from outside barrel,inside barrel,muzzle and chamber.There was no doubt from the readings that it dissipates heat.

    1)Initial accuracy: 1/2-3/4 moa with handloads.

    2)Long term accuracy: I have 535 rounds down the tube,accuracy remains about the same(1/2-3/4).

    3)Durabilty: No problems so far.
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    Plus 1 what Blacktail2 said.

    Mine is a Rock barrel and I like it fine. These barrels cool great! We took some pics of mine with a thermal imaging camera and posted them here in "338 thunder project". Run a search and you should be able to find them. The pics are on one of the last few pages.
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    I am dealing with about 6 people who are in the same boat as you Meichele. They can't seem to find Mike and are long past due. I don't know what is going on. I haven't spoken with him in awhile. Hope there are no problems. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Re: ABS carbon barrels

    I was wondering if you can just send your blank and have ABS wrap them?. I have an Obermeyer 5R/308/11 twist blank that just gathering dust.
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    Re: ABS carbon barrels

    Last time I talked to him, he was turning down any barrel to the right contour to be wrapped but his business has really been kicked into overdrive and he might only be taking Rock barrels now because they are pre-contoured to fit the carbon.
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