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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: north of pittsburgh
Re: Want to swap barrels on my RRA
I will add another vote for swapping the upper. Just buy a new complete upper and attach it. Swapping a barrel is very easy, but to do it right requires a minimal investment in tools(barrel nut wrench, torque wrench, upper receiver vice block) and if you are just going to do it once it probably isn't worth the investment in tools. Depending on what you end up with for a barrel and forend, you may need to do additional work such as dimpling the barrel for a set screw low profile gas block etc...
As for your upper, what kind of shooting and accuracy are you looking to achieve? A bull barrel isn't the only option for accuracy, and in my opinion is less important than buying a better barrel. For example, a Del-ton bull barrel probably wont be as accurate as a lighter Wilson Combat match barrel in .223 Wylde.