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Does anyone here have any experience with these barrels.
Quality, accuracy, longevity?
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I have a Polygonal 12 twist in 30-284 (hunting rifle) and am quite pleased with it,accurate, easy to clean, it does what it's supposed to do.
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I have one in a .260 and love it. I only have about 150 rounds thru it so far, but it is very accurate and also one of the easiest barrel I have ever cleaned. VERY little copper build up at all.
I know of alot of people on other forums who have or had them and all were quite pleased. I dont think I've heard anything bad about them now that I think about it.
I'm getting ready to start another build(as soon as I pick out a caliber ), and I am seriously considering another LW barrel.
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I have one in 22-250ai with about 400 rounds down the tube and its shoots very well also have to second the clean up one of the easiest barrels I have to clean.
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Originally Posted by
rich44 I have one in 22-250ai with about 400 rounds down the tube and its shoots very well also have to second the clean up one of the easiest barrels I have to clean.
They are made of much better metall than the commo, 416 + S.
Is it 410 or 630, I am not sure, and Walther keep that secret...
Structurally, the metal is tougher and I am not surprised it cleans better.
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I think that they are one of the sleeper deals out there. Everyone that I have got has a great interior finish and they all shoot great. They use their proprietary stainless steel that they call LW50. The claim its longer lasting than 416 stainless. If you check on some of the other forums you will find some threads on people having some issues machining it. But I just buy the AR-15 and Savage drop-ins.
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I think their LW50 is very much like 17-4 stainless. Not BR quality, but will do OK in a hunting sitution.
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I have sold alot of them and chambered a few. I didn't notice that they were any harder to machine than other SS barrels.