Green Mountain bbls

VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior MemberPosts: 6,217 Senior Member
These guys do ML bbls and as I was shopping AR bbls for my shorty pewpew AR, I came across a M4 bbl assembly for 200 bucks. From what I found, I couldnt build one for that, maybe close if I hit sales, so I bought it. http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/gm-m51-m4-barrel-assembly/

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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    I've used several of their barrels on 10-22's and those are also quite a bit cheaper than anyone elses barrels but still pretty decent quality.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,571 Senior Member
    I've heard good things about GM barrels, and "supposedly" they made the .920 10/22 barrel I have, sold under a different brand name. I have no way to confirm that though. Otherwise, I have no experience with them

    I am seriously considering a LW Bergara 20" for my hunting AR
    http://shop.bergarausa.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=60417F6E452249D4B3F41CDB8D168752

    Adding their estimated shipping, I'm looking at ~$130 delivered
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,536 Senior Member
    Sidebar! How in the hell did "bbl" end up as an abbreviation for "barrel"?
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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 1,629 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Sidebar! How in the hell did "bbl" end up as an abbreviation for "barrel"?

    http://www.natemaas.com/2011/01/barrel-of-history-or-how-barrel-became.html

    So that means we can only use the bbl abbreviation for blued barrels...
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,571 Senior Member
    JKP wrote: »
    http://www.natemaas.com/2011/01/barrel-of-history-or-how-barrel-became.html

    So that means we can only use the bbl abbreviation for blued barrels...
    Incorrect, following your own link the author posted a link to another post where he corrected himself. He found the abreviation of BBL being used for barrels as far back as the late 18th century.
    CORRECTION: Since writing this post, I have discovered that the explanation of the origin of bbl given below is a popular myth. For an explanation, please see my subsequent post HERE.
    http://www.natemaas.com/2011/01/correction-why-bbl-is-not-abbreviation.html
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 197 Member
    I will be using a Green Mountain barrel for my .458 project. I got a barrel blank fro them and it is one hefty chunk of steel with a very nice looking rifled hole through it. I have heard good things about the quality of their barrels, be it a blank or machined barrel.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,750 Senior Member
    I have a few blanks that will be turned into 430 SJS's.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,094 Senior Member
    Hey, I use bbl and see it all over the firearms spectrum as an acceptable abbreviation for a gun barrel. Usually preceded by some number like 6" bbl.

    Barrels of rum or oil or early gun barrels, bbl means barrel to me.

    I sure can't think of a better abbreviation, it is ingrained in my haid.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,217 Senior Member
    Jayhawker wrote: »
    Sidebar! How in the hell did "bbl" end up as an abbreviation for "barrel"?

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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,217 Senior Member
    Gas block way to short for what I want, and while GM isnt a name heard in competitive circles in the AR world, they are in the ML world, its a real deal barrel company.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,750 Senior Member
    It was worth a try. I enabled a few of these already. $45 lowers with no shipping or FFL transfer fee is the best deal I have ever seen. They are selling Ruger stripped lowers for $60 too.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,659 Senior Member
    Y'all are wrong in how the abbreviation came about. The first barrel maker had a stuttering problem and couldn't write. So his scribe simply wrote down what he heard.
    I've got a GM 10-22 barrel. I don't think you can get much better without tripling the price. And even then it's a small improvemt.
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