Hello all, New guy here(former lurker). I've been putting together a .308 upper and just received an 18" RTS mid length barrel with the black shot-peened finish. Very nice piece of equipment, if it shoots as well as it looks, it will be a winner.
One question - is anyone here using that AeroShell 33MS grease during install of the barrel into the upper? I was poking around the web for ideas about bedding and was, I believe, very fortunate to happen upon the suggestion to NOT use any type of loctite on the barrel extension, which I have seen done. I think the grease would help make any future disassembly much easier. I think that is sound advice, but am curious what other people use. Thanks in advance for any info. Brian
Thanks for that info. I'll check my local wally's to see if they have it there. I agree, I will have to order the AeroShell, probably about $15-20 per tube. I can't find it locally. I may have to try the airport, as well.
Ok, I did some poking around and found a local airplane supply/repair shop that had a couple of gallon cans of Aeroshell 33MS and he sold me about 2 cups for 5 bucks. This amount should last a lifetime and I'll get to share some with my shooting pals. Should be finishing the install later today. Very excited to be able to put some rounds down range soon! I'll report back once I get some time at the range and break the barrel in properly. Just a disclaimer - I shoot iron sights, so I probably won't see any cloverleafs!!
Ok I'm a FNG and I'm curious about the whole grease thing. Can someone explain this to me please because I'm building my first 308 with an 18" bhw rifle length semi bull barrel on an aero precision upper and won't to do everything right. I want to learn all I can for future builds
Finally got to the range a month or so ago. Best three round group was about 1" at 100 yards, but it was so cold out that my shivering was keeping me from doing any better (and I need a lot more practice). I did have to scope the rifle because I can't see anything anymore, too damn old! I went with a Cabela's AR .308 scope, 3-12 x 44, and it turned out to be a very nice illuminated scope with pretty decent glass, which was on sale for $150, including the one-piece mount. Regular price is $200, which I feel is still a good price for what you get. It has a nice clean reticle with holdovers for longer distance and parallax adjustment. My buddy bought the same for his .308 AR and he also likes it. Worth taking a look if you don't want to spend a fortune.