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DuaneFrye
June 13, 2002, 12:27
Is a lower number better than a higher number? Can this be fixed by setting the barrel back a couple of threads and recutting the chamber?

Dwalton
June 13, 2002, 21:54
Yes a lower number is better . The gauge goes from 0 to 9 . 0= new 9= toast .
Unless you want a match grade rifle , I would be more worried about the rifling and the muzzle condition . Heck , FAC sold some R1 kits a while back , that were free-bored for .5" or so . The reports were that they shot pretty good .
Are you talking a FAL barrel ? It would be far easier to just replace it .

DJW

DuaneFrye
June 14, 2002, 10:40
Tha barrels in question are the FAL heavys from Nortnridge.
To quote their last e-mail reply:

>Would rate the barrels as in just good condition. Though there >is no rust or
>pitting they do show some throat wear but the bores are still >shiney with
>good rifling. Don't have a gage to check the throat erosion but >would guess
>they are a 5+. We do occassionaly find some really good ones >and charge an
>extra $10.00 per barrel selection fee.
>
>Thank you for your inquiry.
>
>Northridge International

I know that I have to buy a bunch of other parts to make it work, but at $45, I'm still tempted.