ABS Carbon Barrel Special to LRH members

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Carbonman, May 30, 2006.

  1. Carbonman

    Carbonman Active Member

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    ABS is willing to post a special price to LRH members using the custom rifle building services of Kirby Allen, Shawn Carlock and Dave Viers. The time saved in resolving amateur builder issues is well worth the discount to us.
    Barrels up to 30" long finish, calibers 22, 6mm, 6.5mm, 30 and 338 are included in this deal.
    The package is a 1.250" Rock Creek 5R liner, carbon fiber application finished to M24 profile (5" of straight cylinder, straight taper to .900" at 27"), titanium brake for $585. Without the brake the price is $500. Remember, if you manage to burn the barrel up, we will rebore and rerifle for a nominal fee of $200. Barrels at these prices are not a throwaway commodity. Expect to get 75-100% greater life initially with a rebore that will extend your initial investment even further.
    We are in the process of moving into a larger facility with more working staff. The move will be completed over the next week. Beginning June 9 we will take orders on this special offer. Turn around times in the calibers listed is guaranteed at 8-10 weeks. With the increase in staffing we hope to show the lead time is actually reduced to 5-7 weeks.
    If you are interested, PM me through the LRH system.
     

  2. hjl

    hjl Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good deal to me.It's a pity you don't have 7mm on your list.
    Regards
    hjl
     

  3. Carbonman

    Carbonman Active Member

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    I can add the 7mm to the list with the following qualification:
    Lead times may be extended in obtaining the 5R blanks. Our shipments of 7mm barrels from Rock have begun, however, the lead times are projected at least 3-4 weeks longer than the other calibers.
     
  4. Carbonman

    Carbonman Active Member

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    Other approved builders on this deal are George Liechty at Precision Shooting Sports and Todd Bettin.
     
  5. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    PM me through the LRH system.

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    FYI,

    The ability to send PM's is not turned on....
     
  6. Carbonman

    Carbonman Active Member

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    Like he said, don't bother with the PM function, the email works tho.
     
  7. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    You guys be sure and jump on this. You will definatly be happy with the barrels.

    Think about it, buy any fluted match grade barrel and you are almost at this price. And you get the lighter carbon barrel, with the heat dissapating properties, and they look very cool.

    My 11 year old daughter even thinks they look cool. She keeps asking me when I am going to make her a rifle with that carbon thingy on it! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Carbonman

    Carbonman Active Member

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    Adding Chris Matthews to the list. I didn't realize he is out on his own now. Another great stick builder.
     
  9. heatseekins

    heatseekins Well-Known Member

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    Its definitely worth it!!! here is my hunting rifle. Mike is a great guy to deal with as well.

    Oh ya and the barrels SHOOT!!!! very impressed

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  10. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    All i can say is they are at the top of the list for accurate barrels. Its hard to describe just how fast they cool down, and i am running 145grns of powder through the tube.
     
  11. Guest

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    Has anyone taken advantage of this awesome deal?
    If so have you had your barrel delivered and installed yet?
    If you have let's hear about it.
    TIA,
    Wayne aka WAMBO
     
  12. Crane

    Crane Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one, great guy to work with. Mine is running a little long because I ordered a .277, 1 in 8 twist which was not part of the deal but he allowed me to take advantage of the special.
     
  13. victor

    victor Well-Known Member

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    Carbon Man,

    Can you give us some kind of weight comparison on these barrels.

    For example a Krieger #3 "Medium Sproter" .243cal at 24" long weighs 3lbs.

    How would your carbon wrapped barrel compare weight wise.
    This is almost as important as accuracy to some of us.

    What is the barrel material, SST or Carbon Stl?

    Also, what design is the Ti brake, can you post a pic.

    And lastly, would it be possible to get these deals in .257 & .277cal, time is not a great concern.

    And as a final question, Carbon material is not as good a conductor of heat as metal, where does the heat go from the steel liner. The outer shell of the carbon wrap acts as an insulator and you wont feel the heat come thru the barrel, but the inside liner should be pretty hot. Can you explain the physics of the whole concept.

    Thanks in advance.

    Vic
     
  14. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Victor;

    I cant reply for Carbon Man on most of your questions, but the heat factor i sure can. I built one in 338-408 earlier this year and i can attest the heat comes right out to the outer side of the barrel, it sucks the heat away from the barrel, and its not a liner, its a normal working barrel that can be fired without the carbon applied. Goodgrouper has one that he has done tests on heat exchanging, there is a post here somewhere that has the color pictures of the heat loss. I can say that after 5 rapid shots with the big rifle, the outside of the barrel is very warm, the steel chamber area is cool, muzzel is cool. I have two more barrels on order. They are well worth the extra $$$

    Dave