Definitive list of 6.8 short barrel manufacturers?
Is there a list of who makes 6.8 barrels in sizes <16"? My next project will be a 6.8 SBR. I'm aware of Noveske ($$!!) and I do not want what they have to offer. I am also aware that LWRC has a 10.5" rifle; however, if the barrel is for sale independently, I have not seen it. Doesn't look like AR Performance or Bison offer a barrel shorter than 16". Is there anyone else out there who does, or would I be better off buying a longer barrel and having ADCO cut it down and thread it?
What I am looking for is a 10.5" barrel with a standard carbine length gas system. This is why I do not want a Noveske, since you have to use their gas block, and ONLY their gas block on them (not to mention they're ungodly expensive anyway).
I recently read a post where Bison confirms they do not... but, ARPerformance may... give them a holler and ask.
Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. -Benjamin Franklin NRA Life Member Certified Firearms Safety Instructor Politicians=Diapers: Full of the Same Thing and in Need of Frequent Changing. The 6.8 is the fastest growing cartridge and #1 choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15.
You should SEE how tight my rifle groups single shots !!!
I have a 10.5 with a car gas, it is stainless but could be sent out with the others barrels for the S Carb tempering.
According to John Holliger, " the Hagar's smaller rim diameter (compared to a 6BR or 6.5 Grendel) produces less bolt thrust (an issue with the AR15). Third, the Hagar's relatively old-fashioned long, narrow case feeds more reliably than "modern" short, fat designs.".
The 6.8 is the fastest growing cartridge and best choice for hunting deer and hogs with an AR15. AR15Performance.com http://lonestarboars.com/
I don't think $365 is too horrific. I hear you about the gas block though. I don't like companies that force you to buy only their parts if you ever want to change anything (can you say Sony?).
If H is offering you what you are looking for, I would recommend going with him. While I haven't had the opportunity of doing business with him (yet), I have only heard good things about him and his products. My father actually just received one of his barrels (non-sbr...this state really sucks sometimes) and we are very impressed.
If you search around the forums, you'll also see that his knowledge and experience with the 6.8 is second to none. IMHO, you can't go wrong with one of his.