WTB AR15 Barrel 16"

Discussion in 'NZHS Bulk Buying Section' started by 300CALMAN, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    Thanks for the suggestion [MENTION=4860]Glycerine[/MENTION] Very mixed reviews on this $84.99 USD Brownells barrel. Oh well I will just keep a lookout.
     
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    Glycerine Well-Known Member

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  3. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    Thanks Mate, once again I am being a picky bastard. Those difficult service rifle people don't allow stainless steel for an LMT clone. Which is basically what I am attempting to make.
     
  4. furstimer

    furstimer Well-Known Member

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    What upper were you planning to use for the clone? Why don't you use a DD CHF 16" or ST CHF 16" which are both mid-length gas systems and available in NZ albeit pricey but cheaper than trying to import from Brownells.
     
  5. grunzter

    grunzter Grant

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    My clone uses the Spikes CHF 16"... very happy with it.
    Remember barrels are not included in the under US$100 allowance for parts from Brownells, you will still need an export permit for them regardless of price.
    my clone:
    View attachment 68016
     
  6. furstimer

    furstimer Well-Known Member

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    That I like very much. I'm considering an ambidextrous lower to make it more authentic too.
     
  7. grunzter

    grunzter Grant

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    This one has an LMT ambi safety & charging handle... & LMT 2-stage trigger :)
     
  8. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    OK so I have an Aero COP upper on the way, it will be all your fault [MENTION=3333]grunzter[/MENTION] when the accountant fires me! OK firing will be better than what happens to me...

    I just need the barrel, yes a spikes would be fine BUT no one has them at the moment. Or any other decent 16" mid length barrel.

    Mine will be going on a DSA lower with the same furniture as yours. Apparently DSAs lowers are made by LMT?

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_12/318113_AR-Lower-Receiver-FAQ--56k-beware--MMS--CMT--LAR--LMT-compared---.html
     
  9. furstimer

    furstimer Well-Known Member

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    Man you two [MENTION=4527]300CALMAN[/MENTION] [MENTION=3333]grunzter[/MENTION] are making my fingers itch. I'm still collecting the required parts slowly. The Aero COP seems to be the only suitable option in NZ.
     
  10. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    It seems that someone cornered the market. Although there are a few Voltors out there for some serious $$$.

    Now still need the barrel :(
     
  11. grunzter

    grunzter Grant

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    Yeh the Aero Precision one is pretty good, but I guess you could import a LMT one! :)
    Colt do a monolithic upper, but I think its only carbine length.
    I'm enjoying shooting with it, nice change from the 20: Hbar.
     
  12. 300CALMAN

    300CALMAN MIA somewhere in Nam

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    Ouch LMT=more coin although the barrel locking system is awesome.

    Yes 20 Hbars are really a target rifle. The short exposure and close stuff should be easier with a real service style rifle.
     
  13. furstimer

    furstimer Well-Known Member

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    The LMT Mars-L (for civilian use) quoted to me by an importer was in the region of $4-5K (realistically $5K each or lesser if there was more purchased) depending on how the NZD compares to USD and provided there is stock. Can't justify that cost for essentially what is just another AR.
     
  14. grunzter

    grunzter Grant

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    ...for NZD5k, you could build a clone with a decent scope...
    But having a genuine LMT is cool... :)
     
  15. furstimer

    furstimer Well-Known Member

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    The price is actually not that far off from the other higher-end models that are already in the country. Since retail in the US for the bare rifle is at around USD$2600 and include US export fees, convert to NZD plus GST15% and add importer's cut = around $5K. But totally agree to build a clone and still have some change left to buy an ACOG for it.
     

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