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#3305618 - 10/29/22 10:13 AM 6.8 SPC Barrel
underwoodbits Offline
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Registered: 02/22/20
Posts: 6
Loc: NM
Looking at the ARP 12.5" and the Bison 11.5" barrel. Will always be shot with a suppressor. The ARP has mid length gas system and the Bison has carbine length gas system. I was planning on buying the ARP barrel but wanted to see if anybody shoots the Bison barrel.

I noticed the ARP barrel is only listed on Blackstone Arms now. Same people making ARP barrels? I have always heard the ARP barrels are excellent, just wanted to make sure the quality hasn't changed.

Edited by underwoodbits (10/29/22 10:14 AM)

#3305624 - 10/29/22 11:09 AM Re: 6.8 SPC Barrel [Re: underwoodbits]
GLShooter Offline
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Registered: 01/09/05
Posts: 5341
Loc: AZ
Blackstone bought ARP. The barrels are made by Shaw for them same as ARP. Basically just a company change with no product changes.


#3305819 - 11/02/22 12:01 AM Re: 6.8 SPC Barrel [Re: GLShooter]
SubpaR Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 447
Loc: Hays, KS
Customer service is still VERY good.

#3305837 - 11/02/22 12:47 PM Re: 6.8 SPC Barrel [Re: underwoodbits]
Gman757 Online
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Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 1731
Loc: FL

I have been running and building uppers for friends with ARP barrels in different calibers for quite a while and I would recommend them especially for the 6.8 SPC.

I prefer the 11 twist over the 10 twist for the 6.8 and all of my ARP barrels have been accurate. I also like the fact that they are Melonite treated and seem easy to clean with the radiused rifling.

I currently have a 16 inch 6.8 SPC Socom profile 5R, a 12.5 inch 6.8 SPC 3R Scout profile and a 18 inch Wylde .223 8 twist with a heavier profile than currently available.
All shoot good and I have never had any issues with any of them.

Edited by Gman757 (11/02/22 12:49 PM)

#3306170 - 11/08/22 09:53 AM Re: 6.8 SPC Barrel [Re: underwoodbits]
Tonester Offline
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Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 459
Loc: SE Nebraska
What is the twist rate on the BISON? It is a BSP with 1/7 twist?

Bison Armory makes good barrels. The advantage of the BSP barrels is for shooting sub-sonic ammo (heavy bullets).

I would ask yourself what you want to do with your set up and go from there.

Either company offers a great product. I just like the option of the 1/7 twist, which is unique in the 6.8 world.

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#3307009 - 11/22/22 08:03 PM Re: 6.8 SPC Barrel [Re: Tonester]
bobeano Offline
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Registered: 01/17/08
Posts: 1035
Loc: ne ohio
As like other say,ive used ARP in 6.8 and 223/556. all seam to shoot factory ammo well and reloads even better


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