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Anyone install a Barsto barrel in their X5 or X5 Legion?


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Using a couple Sig P320 X5 Legions in Carry Optics.  Love them!  And i know the stock barrels are more accurate than I will ever be, but just curious if anyone that has added a Barsto Barrel to their X5 or X5 Legion if they've seen any improvement in groupings with slow fire from a rest? Or even just shooting free style?

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I bought one early on, before Sig was replacing barrels to fix the LCI problem. Honestly, I think the stock barrel is plenty accurate. I have one with the Barsto and one with a replaced OEM barrel. I can't tell a difference shooting side by side. The Barsto does look nicer. :)

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Yeah, Max Michel uses them in his X-Fives. The two groups are ten rounds benched at 25 yards:

 

I have fitted Bar-Sto threaded barrels in both of my X-Carry builds. They’re tack drivers and are far more mechanically accurate than I will ever be in practice:

 

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I have both the Robert Burke sig Armorer trigger work and a fitted match grade bar Sto barrel. They are noticeably better than oem barrels. To get the best get it fitted by someone like the Sig Armorer, don’t do a drop in and expect the performance to be same as fitted. I installed 2 romeo 3 XL optics and went to zero them tonight. The Bar Sto performance was significantly better than the Sig oem barrel 

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Yes, I did see a slight group improvement across all the ammo. Some significant. But when I made a load that worked great in the stock barrel it was just as good as in the barsto. The barsto also felt like it had a cleaner/smoother lock and unlock.

 

But I stopped using it because it was pickier than my case gauge about ammo. The extra time there, sorting ammo wasn't worth a 1/2 inch better group at 20 yards.

 

PS- it is much nicer looking for sure, especially the crown of the barrel. And the one I used in my X5 Legion was the semi-fit/drop in. Not the gunsmith fit version. Which I have used on a G34 once and it made a very certain difference.

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Yes, I did see a slight group improvement across all the ammo. Some significant. But when I made a load that worked great in the stock barrel it was just as good as in the barsto. The barsto also felt like it had a cleaner/smoother lock and unlock.  

But I stopped using it because it was pickier than my case gauge about ammo. The extra time there, sorting ammo wasn't worth a 1/2 inch better group at 20 yards.

 

PS- it is much nicer looking for sure, especially the crown of the barrel. And the one I used in my X5 Legion was the semi-fit/drop in. Not the gunsmith fit version. Which I have used on a G34 once and it made a very certain difference.

 

Do you still have the barrel? I placed an order for a semi fit and requested a chamber that can take up to 1.145” but Barsto is 3 weeks behind on production.

 

What is your load that’s good in the OEM barrel. My barrel fits loose, rattles. See vid below.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xlb5WJf7iW4rPxGE9TmPS4C2YXN16_ge/view?usp=drivesdk

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9 hours ago, Stician said:

you still have the barrel?

No I do not. I sold it as I'd reverted back to the stock barrel.

 

I was happy shooting a 147gr rnfp Eggleston or Precision coated bullet. 3.3 grains of Sport Pistol. Mixed brass. Federal spp. 0.378" crimp. 1.125" oal.

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No I do not. I sold it as I'd reverted back to the stock barrel.
 
I was happy shooting a 147gr rnfp Eggleston or Precision coated bullet. 3.3 grains of Sport Pistol. Mixed brass. Federal spp. 0.378" crimp. 1.125" oal.

I’m trying a case of the 125gr Precision swaged bullets. So you found the 147gr to shoot tighter groups out of the stock barrel?
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Despite what others report, I've never shot better groups with a 124/5 versus a 147. I've found other variables far more important to my accuracy at 20 yards than simply bullet weight. I fall into the trap of thinking "Well if other people are reporting it I should try it. Maybe I'm dumb" and I try it and it makes no difference, I repeat this experience about every two years.

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