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Old February 14th, 2020, 05:32 PM #1
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BHW Barrel

Anyone here ever use a Black Hole Weaponry barrel? I'm thinking about buying one and looking for some feedback.
.223 wylde
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I think they have been bought out by someone. As I remember, they used to call their barrel profiles something like light, standard, match, bull. I don't think they advertised as a HB.
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I think they have been bought out by someone. As I remember, they used to call their barrel profiles something like light, standard, match, bull. I don't think they advertised as a HB.
They are now owned by Columbia River Arms. The FAQ on their website (last item) says all of their barrel profiles besides their M4 profile are considered heavy barrel per information they received from the Licensing Division.
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The one I got had a short chamber and a bore that was on the large side. For the money I expected it to be better.
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The one I got had a short chamber and a bore that was on the large side. For the money I expected it to be better.
Id of sent it back. Ive got 4 in various calibers and have no complaints what so ever..
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I bought a few from them on sale within the last year. It took several weeks to get them. I haven’t assembled or gauged them yet. Most of if not all of their barrels are classified as HBAR. They have a document that spells it out. I didn’t have it done, but I’ve heard that they will mark the barrels as HBAR if requested if ordered from Columbia River.

You can order in stock from these places if you don’t feel like waiting for them to be built. I haven’t order from them though.

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They are sold under Columbia River Arms now but supposedly have always been owned by them. Their website does address our unconstitutional restriction with approval from MSP. I found this barrel locally and is marked as HBAR on the barrel.
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The one I got had a short chamber and a bore that was on the large side. For the money I expected it to be better.
Did they fix this problem for you?
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Did they fix this problem for you?
I was at a SOTAR build class and only had one barrel. Chad fixed the short headspace but there's nothing to be done about the bore dimensions.

For a little more cash I could've had a Criterion. Live and learn.
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I was at a SOTAR build class and only had one barrel. Chad fixed the short headspace but there's nothing to be done about the bore dimensions.

For a little more cash I could've had a Criterion. Live and learn.
Good on Chad for fixing headspace and that's a bummer about the bore but nothing to be done for that. Even if BHW sent a new barrel their lead times are long. Criterion makes the barrel that I really want and I was trying to cut cost. I've read buy once cry once many times here.
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