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98Z5V

Faxon .308 Win Pencil Barrels

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Just now finished power steering pump rebuild on the Nissan.  Eff that mess.  $17 on the rebuild kit, $150 for a reman pump.  I rebuilt it.

 

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Feel lucky to be able to go the $17.00 route.  A couple of weeks ago I had the change the water pump on my wife's 2012 Jeep Liberty.  New pump was all that was available but with coolant, lower radiator hose, thermostat, sealant, and clamps I got off with around $100.00 however it was a job indeed.

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On 5/20/2017 at 11:47 PM, 98Z5V said:

Just now finished power steering pump rebuild on the Nissan.  Eff that mess.  $17 on the rebuild kit, $150 for a reman pump.  I rebuilt it.

 

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Hey! You wanna help me rebuild the power steering sector from my Cuda???? I already have the kit!!!

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2 hours ago, 392heminut said:

Hey! You wanna help me rebuild the power steering sector from my Cuda???? I already have the kit!!!

I'm in!  :thumbup:

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Fukkin enablers! Tom, you KNEW that barrel in my Matrix barrel was a POS! Just had to post this up didn't ya! :bitchslap:

Thanks brother, with the discount I got a great deal and am looking forward to having a much better shooting rifle!:thumbup:

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YIKES    I take a nap and look what happens....this build of mine I did last nite cause I found a lite hunter barrel in the bunker...well its not a rifle for a reason I just remembered ...its a throwdown 5r barrel that's called a lite hunter barrel for a reason...you see your trophy out there and pull the trigger on a cold barrel shot...bullet hits exactly where you aimed one shot and done. Now take this barrel to the range and shoot paper...you got nothing after 3 shots...heat and im saying just a lil will make this barrel shoot like crap...so if you are gonna hunt or pull the trigger a couple of times on a 2 legged animal okay fine.....these lite barrels will drive you crazy if you intend to shoot it at paper  or plink         Wash

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom and I discussed this and he hasn't had that problem with his Faxon 223 pencil barrel and I don't think it will be a problem with my 308. This build was always meant to be a lighter field carry type build from the start, and I'm not a high volume shooter with the 308 as it is. I would have went with the next heavier contour but they're out of stock. Faxon stress relieves these barrels for what that's worth.

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6 hours ago, 392heminut said:

Fukkin enablers! Tom, you KNEW that barrel in my Matrix barrel was a POS! Just had to post this up didn't ya! :bitchslap:

Thanks brother, with the discount I got a great deal and am looking forward to having a much better shooting rifle!:thumbup:

I'm glad I was able contribute to your purchase ?

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Okay then...maybe my barrel just suks?  ill give her a try again...maybe she didn't like the grains on the first go around ?   go for it        Wash

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Both my Faxon barrels, a .223 pencil and a .308 mid are absolute tack drivers, both on paper and hitting 4 legged (so far) critters.  Damn, I just looked in the rack and I have two complete lowers, a 15 and a 308.  I planned to put a 6.8 SPC on the 15 but what will I do with the .308?

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Well im thinkin I just have a bum barrel then...or it didnt like what I was feeding it...but like I said it was for huntin and not a range rifle...so it did shoot straight when it was cold...and I do have some other light barrels that are tack drivers..ill give it another go again

Wash

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On 5/27/2017 at 7:21 PM, washguy said:

YIKES    I take a nap and look what happens....this build of mine I did last nite cause I found a lite hunter barrel in the bunker...well its not a rifle for a reason I just remembered ...its a throwdown 5r barrel that's called a lite hunter barrel for a reason...you see your trophy out there and pull the trigger on a cold barrel shot...bullet hits exactly where you aimed one shot and done. Now take this barrel to the range and shoot paper...you got nothing after 3 shots...heat and im saying just a lil will make this barrel shoot like crap...so if you are gonna hunt or pull the trigger a couple of times on a 2 legged animal okay fine.....these lite barrels will drive you crazy if you intend to shoot it at paper  or plink         Wash

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That may have been the case in the past, but modern manufacturing techniques have vastly improved pencil and lite barrel performance. 

Try one of ours. If you don't like it, I will refund it myself. 

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30 minutes ago, FaxonNathan said:

That may have been the case in the past, but modern manufacturing techniques have vastly improved pencil and lite barrel performance. 

Try one of ours. If you don't like it, I will refund it myself. 

@washguy he just double dog dared you man lol

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1 hour ago, FaxonNathan said:

That may have been the case in the past, but modern manufacturing techniques have vastly improved pencil and lite barrel performance. 

Try one of ours. If you don't like it, I will refund it myself. 

and that is how you sell some barrels! :hail:

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1 hour ago, shepp said:
2 hours ago, FaxonNathan said:

That may have been the case in the past, but modern manufacturing techniques have vastly improved pencil and lite barrel performance. 

Try one of ours. If you don't like it, I will refund it myself. 

Well Thanks  for the offer !  This is a modern made throwdown lite hunter 5r poly barrel...I took it off because it wasn't shooting well,but its also not broken in yet now that I think about it...if it suks ill take you up on it...my barrel is much lighter than yours... if memory serves     :thumbup:   Wash

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58 minutes ago, washguy said:

..if it suks ill take you up on it...my barrel is much lighter than yours... if memory serves     :thumbup:   Wash

I don't think the weight is gonna matter, if it won't shoot, brother.  :laffs:You'll be better moving up to the next heavier barrel that DOES shoot.  :thumbup:

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20 hours ago, FaxonNathan said:

That may have been the case in the past, but modern manufacturing techniques have vastly improved pencil and lite barrel performance. 

Try one of ours. If you don't like it, I will refund it myself. 

Got my 16" .308 pencil barrel the other day. Rifle is back together and just waiting for a chance to get to the range!:thumbup:

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Got out to the range for a bit today. Even with a fukkin 17,000 MPH crosswind and a wobbly azzed table I managed to shoot a 1.5" 5 shot group at 100 rds. MUCH better than that POS Anderson barrel! AND it shot everything I fed it, even the reloads the Anderson barrel had issues just chambering. Funny thing is though, with the Anderson barrel the gun was pitching empties around 3 to 4 o'clock but with the Faxon barrel it pitches them out around 1 to 2 o'clock! Might need to put an adjustable gas block on it?

Once I can get a steady rest and a calm day I'm sure this barrel is gonna shoot!

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