Black Friday kicked off the 2015 holiday shopping season and as such, the U.S. Postal Service is doing whatever it can to keep from falling behind. For the next month and a half, the chances of your package being delayed, or lost is far greater than any other time of the year. However, there are ways to help keep your package on track, and avoid the stress involved with not receiving your reloading supplies on time. Address! The USPS must deliver to your address in order for us to get the goods to you. Monitor your tracking numbers; if you have not received your pacakge within 4 days of receiving a shipping notification, immediately get on the phone with the USPS at 1-800-ASK-USPS and initiate a package trace. Should a package go missing, the chances of it being found are far greater if you are proactive. Asking a postal manager to locate a package which was last scanned at their facility, 15 days after it was initially scanned there isn't going to make their job any easier.
Choosing the right AR BarrelWhat type of barrel should I choose? This is understandably one of the most common questions we receive. When it comes to choosing a barrel for your AR-15, Ballistic Advantage is one of the best barrel options. Accuracy guarantee, fit, function and price, are all right where they should be. We understand choosing just the right barrel for your build can easily become overwhelming. However, we think this will help you narrow down to a barrel which will fit your needs.
Material - Chrome Moly or Stainless SteelEach material is has has different chemical elements which affect barrel life, accuracy and cost.
4150 Chrome Moly -Steel is alloyed with other metals like Nickel and Chrome as well as other non-metals such as Carbon, Sulfur and Silicon. Each element changes the properties of the mix in order to gain desired characteristic like machinability, corrosion resistance or strength. A major factor in metal hardness is its percentage by weight of Carbon. Metal has a crystalline structure and the small Carbon atoms find their way in-between the iron atoms when alloys are heated, strengthening the crystalline structure. By quickly cooling the heated metal the Carbon atoms are frozen in place resulting in a much stronger and harder metal. As the name implies Chrome Moly steel has chrome as part of its alloy; about 1%. This is not enough to inhibit rust but it does increase the tensile strength combined with Carbon to around 100,000 psi and increases the yield strength in the range of 75,000 psi after proper heat treating.
416R Stainless Steel -Stainless Steel is designed for corrosion resistance. With a much higher content of Chrome than regular steels. This Chromium forms a passive film of Chromium Oxide about the outer surface which prevents corrosion by blocking oxygen diffusion at the surface and preventing its spread into the internal structure of the metal. 416 Stainless has the ability to be heat treated due to its 1.5% by weight composition of Carbon, even more than Chrome Moly steel but its 13% Chrome composition is plenty high enough to deter any type of corrosion. So, let’s now look at its strengths. Tensile strength of 416 Stainless falls into the 75,000 psi range and its yield a low 40,000 psi. Stainless Steel with its additives gains a characteristic machinability factor that greatly improves surface finish. This will be the foundation of your barrel decision after reading this entire article.
How to choose..When deciding on a Ballistic Advantage barrel, corrosion should not be a factor, even if you live in a humid or salty environment due to the fact that all of our Chrome Moly Steel rifle barrels are coated with high quality QPQ Melonite. Many tests regarding the longevity of Alloy steel barrels versus Stainless barrels indicate CMV barrels outlast Stainless, albeit by a narrow margin.
Why would I choose an expensive Stainless barrel over a CMV?It all depends on what type of shooting you are doing. The machinability of Stainless Steel is much greater than that of Chrome Moly Steel. Due to this fact the surface finishes will be much smoother and this is most important in the throat of the bore. The throat is where fouling begins and the spread of impurities throughout the barrel. So, Stainless Steel fouls less and is easier to clean. This is why I should spend the extra money? No, due to less fouling and better finishes the Stainless barrel is up to 30% more accurate than a CMV barrel. The exception to this with continuous firing and heating up of the barrel. Due to the low yield strength as stated above Stainless Steel has a much smaller effective temperature range of use. Whether it be extreme cold or high heat. Well, guess where that leaves us. A few accurate shots very precisely placed at a reasonably controlled temperature? Competitive shooting. Stainless Steel is the hands down winner for accuracy and repeatability at a competitive shoot. Ballistic Advantage significantly increased the accuracy of Chrome Moly barrels through the latest manufacturing techniques and optimum process control. A Chrome Moly barrel with an effective corrosion resistant coating is your best choice barrel unless you are a competitive shooter. Shop AR barrels here: AR 15 Barrels & AR 10 Barrels How to break in your new AR Barrel.
Labor Day SpecialsIn honor of our customers....the working class of America, we're offering a special price on a couple of different products by Nosler, Hornady, Aero Precision and Ballistic Advantage this Labor Day.these are first run, top retail quality bullets.Our Labor Day Price: $55.99 per 250ct ($0.22 /ea) Our Regular Low Price: $69.98 per 250 Other Retailers: $80.00 per 250Our Labor Day Price: $68.99 per 500ct ($0.13 /ea) Our Regular Low Price: $95.65 per 500 Other Retailers: $112.00 per 500
2,000 Hornady 22 Cal 55 grain bullets - Coupon CodeMost of you will appreciate this next one, as it's one of our most popular sellers. The Hornady 22 Cal 55 grain FMJ or SP bullets. We'll keep this real simple. Buy one of our 2000ct bulk packs of either the FMJ-BT W/C or SP, and enter in code LABORDAY16, and the price is just $139.99. Shipping is under $7. Hornady 22 Cal 55g FMJBT - Click here Hornady 22 Cal 55g SP - Click here 1" and 30mm mounts available for purchase. Our Labor Day Price: $65.99 Our Regular Low Price: $71.99 Other Retailers: $94.99
BALLISTIC ADVANTAGEOur Labor Day Price: $184.95 Our Regular Low Price: $204.95 Other Retailers: $245.00 Happy rifle building, reloading and unloading this Labor Day Weekend. Stay safe out there. James & Jeff
Lower Shipping Rates - AR15 Upper ReceiversWe're proud to announce a 35% reduction in shipping costs for our AR15 Upper Receivers. We here at Arm or Ally are constantly seeking more efficient and effective ways to deliver your parts and components at the most competitive rates in the industry.
Insured. Competitive. TransparentUnless USPS raises rates, the costs are estimated as follows: 1 Receiver: $5.95 / ea 2 Receivers: $4.50 / ea 5 Receivers: $3.00 / ea 7 Receivers: $2.85 / ea
- Brand New / Sealed Factory Packaging
- $15.95 Flat Shipping, any quantity via UPS.
- First Come, First Serve.
- Full Factory Warranty included. Returns to us are subject to a 20% restocking fee.
- Limited Quantities.
- Must ship to billing address only.
- Email Jeff@armorally.com. Include your Full Name, E-Mail, Billing Address, and the Factory # of the optic(s) you want to order.
- If still available, you will receive an invoice requesting payment to the email address given. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal. No phone orders are allowed.
- Payment must be received within 48 hours or your order will be cancelled and given to the next customer in line.
Package DealWe've just put together our first package deal, where you can save $50 OFF our already low pricing Purchase an Aero Precision AR15 Assembled Upper Receiver ($76.95), plus an Aero Precision Bolt Carrier Group, plus a LUTH-AR MBA3 Fully adjustable stock, and receive $50 OFF. No coupons are necessary. Simply place all three items in your cart and the discount will be applied. Good while supplies last. Don't miss out! We are still offering free shipping on all of our Ballistic Advantage barrels. Sub MOA guarantee - direct from the manufacturer.
The missing tracking data is clear in this second screenshot. The customer had the impression they would receive their item within 3 days, yet it was more than 3 days until it initially appeared in tracking. Keep in mind the USPS Priority Mail is not a guaranteed service and the Postal Service does not consider a package lost until 30 days past the shipping date!