i never bought anything from hess/vulcan. i nearly did back when they were the cheapest. that $259 a-2 rifle kit was tempting. i did see one over at surplus rifle that had the gas-hole drilled half way through the barrel.
the guy said it shot OK anyways.
since hess/ak-parts ar kit costs about $420 their so close to what a DSA/JSE/del-ton/PSA's kits costs it ain't worth it to try to save $20-$30 and risk a bad barrel or BCG.
i can live with a few ill fitting small parts but a major part that is reject i got to save a couple $100 bills to risk that.
back to the subject anybody buy any of these cheap ass ESS barrels form SMG?
just wondering if their worth $89 or not---LOL