Have “Mil-Spec” Barrels Become Below Average?

Given my preference for semi auto rates of fire and accurate distance shooting, after extensive testing and quite literally shooting out 3 barrels from chrome lined civilian manufacture through milspec “grade” and have settled on the superb Radical Arms 16″ melonite barrel.
For a mere $120 shipped this barrel in 5.56 is absolutely amazing. Two inch 30 round groups at 100 yards offhanded, 5 round sub moa groups all day with 5″ groups of five rounds per at 500 meters using my personal favorite Winchester OTM 62 grn round.

This is a wonderful article- by all means, do not overthink your barrel purchase, remember, with an average life span of 30,000 rounds a standard AR barrel outlasts the average AK barrel which has a lifespan of 14-16,000 rounds.

Huzzah the modern AR.



About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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