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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 19, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Any AR builders in here?

I know not a hot spot for firearm related topics but I know there some gun guys here.


Anyways, am waiting to build a new 450 bushmaster AR, looking at having Columbia river arms, aka Black hole weaponry, build a custom barrel for it.


I've never used them before read good things about them when they ran under the BHW name. Anyone use their barrels, good bad or indifferent?

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Re: Any AR builders in here?

I've been wanting to build one or two of them, just for fun. I have a smaller bench-top mill in my garage, so it may be easier to mill the pockets out. I was also thinking on getting a composite receiver just to see how they work compared to the metal ones...

Not sure which companies to go with or which parts to get thru whom, though....

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I used them for a 6.5 Grendel barrel. Not bad. It was well worth the money and I honestly can’t remember the price but it wasn’t that much . I’m not sure how big they became, I purchased my barrel from them on gunbroker before they were on sale on their website.
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Re: Any AR builders in here?

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I've been wanting to build one or two of them, just for fun. I have a smaller bench-top mill in my garage, so it may be easier to mill the pockets out. I was also thinking on getting a composite receiver just to see how they work compared to the metal ones...

Not sure which companies to go with or which parts to get thru whom, though....

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I was looking for opinions on barrels made by a company called Columbia river arms, previously known as black hole weaponry.


When I can get a great quality lower from Aero for 45 bucks, an 80% just doesn't make much sense to me unless its about the sheer challenge of doing it.

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I was looking for opinions on barrels made by a company called Columbia river arms, previously known as black hole weaponry.


When I can get a great quality lower from Aero for 45 bucks, an 80% just doesn't make much sense to me unless its about the sheer challenge of doing it.
An 80% receiver isn't for the challenge - it is for anonymity. I've done two and they aren't that bad. I don't have any experience with that barrel company, so I can't help you there (I have one rifle with an LBE .223 Wylde barrel, one rifle with an Anderson 5.56 barrel, and one rifle with a Ballstic Advantage stainless fluted 6.5 Grendel barrel - all three barrels seem to be good quality with no issues). Columbia River Arms seems to get decent reviews overall.

But, for a lower parts kit, I have used Armaspec twice and they seem to work well. For a buffer, I would use the Armaspec SRS again in a heartbeat - that thing made my 6.5 Grendel build one smooth shooting rifle.

As for my triggers, I love the Elftmann Match 2.75 - 4 pound adjustable units - they rock.

And that is probably more information than you ever wanted from me.

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I know nothing about weapons, but Jeb Burnett of ARMTAC (Products) built the motor in my Corvette...

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Re: Any AR builders in here?

I've been putting together an AR pistol, using Aero Precision M4E1 upper & lower, 7.5" stainless match Ballistic Advantage barrel, in 300 Blackout, STNGR 8" handguards, Law Tactical folder, Geissle charging handle & trigger, SBA3 brace, and SLR linear comp. Once it's finished, I plan to build my own suppressor, on a Form 1.

A 450 Bushmaster will be a real thumper. Have thought about building an AR in that caliber but I already have a Marlin 1895 ABL, in 45/70, for hogs.
Columbia River Arm's customer service is really bad and they don't answer email. Long waits for their products are very common.

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Re: Any AR builders in here?

I've had great success with Ballistic Advantage. You can either buy from them directly on their website or through Armorally.com

Yankee Hill is another good barrel maker. I was very please with my YHM 16 inch carbine build. I have to two 300 blackouts waiting to be put together. Both barrels are from Ballistic Advantage. One is a standard 16 inch rifle barrel with a pistol gas system, the other is an 8.5 pistol build. Just waiting for the weather to cool for a while so I can get out to my un-airconditioned workshop and start putting them together.

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