I just found out about the BHW forum and wanted to register. I recently out together my first AR upper (not ordered complete) with my first BHW barrel as well, and in a new caliber for me .264LBC. I must say I am very impressed, and very excited with everything. I am sure it will have many different looks until I settle it in. Starting with the 10 year old Bushnell Banner, the only scope I had floating around. But I am certain there will be another BHW barrel in the near future.
Welcome! You'll be even more impressed when you shoot it. The 264LBC doesn't start out "real fast", but it keeps it's velocity "way out there". If you have any questions, there is a lot of knowledge on this forum. Enjoy your rifle by shooting it as much as you can afford!
Thank you wfa. I had it out today chasing rabbits with my nephew just to christen it. We had a blast, pun intended. It was built with the sole intention as a hunting rifle. I did get a chance to stretch its legs out to just beyond 300 yards today and was very, very impressed with well that big bullet keeps flying, even at such a moderate speed. And it is gentle as a lamb to shoot. I have a gut feeling it will be daddy's new favorite girl lol.
I have an over abundance of cotton tail vermin. I limit my shots to 100 yards, or better, just to be "fair". Reliable expansion out to 275 yards (so far) with both 123 A-Max and 120gr Hirtenberger bullets (Grafs used to have them in stock) on the critters. 10 shot groups are <1 MOA with both bullets, A-Max being slightly better, but at 2X the price I paid for the Hirtenbergers.