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Bull barrel vs Bushing?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rcamp, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. rcamp

    rcamp

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    as in pros an cons... reliability , accuracy, etc in a bull vs bushing
    STI Ranger II, S&WPD, Champion,or XSE
    Thanks to all replies
     
  2. rsxr22

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    Equally reliable in my experience, supposedly bull barrels are supposed to be more accurate, but both platforms are extremely accurate
     

  3. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    This topic comes up with regularity. Some will argue that it's easier to replace a bushing if it becomes loose compared to a bull barrel. I personally prefer a bull barrel. And, I would venture to say that it is very unlikely you'll be pumping enough rounds thru the gun to matter either way.

    Bull barrels are my preference. I like the take down procedure of the guns with them over ones with bushings, personally.
     
  4. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Good post, except I prefer bushings and find bushings easier.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Bull barrels are supposed to be more accurate, all else being equal. The tighter lockup is due to there being only one tolerence point, instead of two with a bushing.

    I know my Infinity may be the best shooting 1911 I own and its got a bull. :cool:


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  6. ProCarryNAustin

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    For me, the weight of the bull barrel puts weight up front and limits muzzle rise. I love the one in my Ranger II.
     
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    They generally do add a little weight up front.
     
  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I like the bull's take-down. Extremely fast and easy. And it doesn't require tools!
     
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    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I prefer bushings because of weight, less weight. As for accuracy, either is capable of extreme accuracy if done right.
     
  10. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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  11. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    bushing barrels don't need tools either
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    I just got a chubby. :whistling:
     
  13. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    I thought I read somewhere that you can't take the bushing off your TGO-1 without a tool? It was too tight?
     
  14. nolt

    nolt DONT PANIC!

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    most baers do :whistling:
     
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    how many people have TGO-1's? :rofl:
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    and i need a tool to take my STI Edge down and it has a bull barrel.
     
  17. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Hey, I'm just throwing it out there. Don't shoot the messenger! :laughing:
     
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    I need a tool also for the STI Duty One
     
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    Up next.....

    GI plug vs FLGR........
     
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    All my Kimber's and Springers do.