ceramic vs stainless vs aluminum vs. ???? barrels?

ceramic vs stainless vs aluminum vs. ???? barrels?

Post by Timf » Fri, 23 Apr 1999 04:00:00


can anyone help me in distinguishing the difference and pros and cons of each
of these...
thanks in advance..
tim
 
 
 

ceramic vs stainless vs aluminum vs. ???? barrels?

Post by J » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I have only seen stainless, aluminum and brass barrels myself.

Stainless:
Usualy Expensive compared to aluminum
Good Outside Looks
Durable
Smooth Polish on the inside
Really Heavy

Brass:
Can be nickel plated
Soft (Easy to scratch)
Slippery (I forgot whats that called)
Can be polished to a mirror finish
Heavy

Aluminum:
Cheap
Light
Can be anodized any color
If anodized almost as tough as steel (scratch resistant)
Inside bore appears rough (Lapco)
Inside bore appears smooth (Smart Parts - I think they use a ceramic coating inside)

I use LAPCO barrels on my***er. Both aluminum mainly because of the light weight.  I'm thinking
about buying a Stainless Steel Lapco Bigshot because its smooth inside.


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>can anyone help me in distinguishing the difference and pros and cons of each
>of these...
>thanks in advance..
>tim