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Post by messenger on 6/28/2018, 12:07 pm

My 38 super has a non ramped Kart barrel in it. 1:16 twist. I like what I hear about the results with the 1:10 twist shooting the 147gr lead bullets. Originally the only 1:10 barrel I could find is a Clark. All they make are ramped barrels except for their 45 barrels. Once my pistol is fitted with the ramped barrel I don't have the option to go back to my 1:16. I did find a company that makes a non ramped 1:10 38 super barrel but I don't know anything about them. Anyone know anything about the quality of Fusion Firearms match barrels?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1911-Barrel-38-Super-Match-Grade-Gov-5-Inch-Standard-Non-Ramped-Barrel/262858026066?hash=item3d338f2c52:g:BXsAAOSwfVpYp03c

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Post by LenV on 6/28/2018, 12:27 pm

I like Fusion barrels. I have a 38 Super W/N ramped and a 400 Corbon not ramped. I am using the Fusion in my RO but the 400 is sitting in a bin waiting for WW3. Good quality, good groups. I ordered the 400 as a drop in and it did. The Super barrel needed some fitting.

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Post by dronning on 6/28/2018, 12:57 pm

KC milled the ramp off my Clark - that's an option.
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Post by willnewton on 6/28/2018, 1:09 pm

I have sourced a lot of small misc. parts from them for builds, not bad stuff and quick shipping.

They are not just a fly by night eBay seller. They have a decent website for ordering as well. https://www.fusionfirearms.com
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Post by Dr.Don on 6/28/2018, 2:01 pm

Clark will turn the ramp off of a barrel you order if you ask them to.
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Post by kc.crawford.7 on 6/28/2018, 2:36 pm

KKM also makes non ramped Super barrels in 1-10
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Post by messenger on 6/29/2018, 3:46 pm

I appreciate the advice guys. I've decided to go with the KKM barrel. I ordered one today. They are definitely proud of them. Is there a prefered bushing for a 38 super?

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Post by SmokinNJokin on 6/29/2018, 3:59 pm

Damn, when I tried to order a 1:10 KKM talked me out of it for a 1:16. Oh well, married to it now.

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Post by james r chapman on 6/29/2018, 5:39 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:Damn, when I tried to order a 1:10 KKM talked me out of it for a 1:16. Oh well, married to it now.
because they had existing stock to clear out????
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Post by Jon Eulette on 6/29/2018, 5:44 pm

I talked to kkm about the 1:10 twist specifically. They said at normal velocities they didn’t shoot well. At slower velocities they shot well. They said they weren’t interested in making the 10 twist barrels. A few months later when placing a barrel order I brought it up again and they said they would make them with no guarantees. My next upcoming 38 special build is going to be kkm 10 twist. I’ll stick my neck out.
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Post by jglenn21 on 6/29/2018, 6:08 pm

1-16 shoots just fine in the Super.. All our 38 super wad guns have 1-16  Kart and KKM.
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Post by Magload on 6/29/2018, 8:24 pm

KC put a 1-10 Kart in my 38 Super he built for me. Don
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