AI AXMC barrel choice

SierraTracer

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Hi,
I am looking for a new barrel for my AXMC.
The bartlein 5R looks a cheaper option compare to the original AI factory barrel.
I just want to know what's the major different between these two.
Thank you.
 

Supersubes

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Specifically what two barrels are you comparing? Most AINA barrels are bartlein(my AC 338 is a Tooley/bartlein), and many others use 5r bartleins for their AI barrels.
 
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Supersubes

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Not what I mean. You’re asking the difference between a AINA barrel(which is likely a bartlein 5r), and a barrel from somewhere else....that’s also a bartlein 5r and cheaper? Where is this other barrel coming from?
 

trob_205

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Bartlein Barrel blanks (or any barrel manufacturer for that matter) can be spun up by anyone that’s wants to try. The barrel will be as good as the smith that turned it.
 

Kiba

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Just remember the AXMC needs a blank with an oversize 1.350" tenon, which is an additional cost over the standard blank. I think it's a $50 or $75 upcharge.
 

Andielouroo

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Just remember the AXMC needs a blank with an oversize 1.350" tenon, which is an additional cost over the standard blank. I think it's a $50 or $75 upcharge.
And they’re pretty damn difficult to find unless you play the 6 month waiting game with Bartlein direct.