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Old 12-10-2012, 6:01 PM
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Default Thoughts on 14.5" upper

Hi all

I bought a couple of Noveske Lowers just before the election, and I want to build one of them into a short duty gun. From what I understand I can get a 14.5" barrel as long as it has a pinned compensator/flash hider that extends the length to 16" overall.

I want to use the longest Troy alpha rail possible, and I assume 13.5" is going to fit.

Anyone have any suggestions on barrel/upper and component selection? I would probably prefer to get an assembled upper, but can't see anything I like.

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Old 12-10-2012, 6:08 PM
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Call Rainer Arms. I like the RUC, but if you're set on the Troy rail, they can work with you.

Here's the stock RUC specs:

14.5″ Standard or Lightweight Cold Hammer Forged 5.56mm Barrel
Extended M4 Feed Ramps
MPI HP tested Bolt
Auto carrier with properly staked carrier key
1 in 7″ twist
Mil Spec Phosphate finish
Mid length gas system
1⁄228 threads
Pinned low profile gas block
Forged flat-top upper receiver
Rainier Arms Evolution Free Float System - 12.0
Rainier Arms Raptor Charging Handle
Rainier Arms XTC pinned to 16″ OAL
Diamond Head Back Up Iron Sights

Price is very decent.

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Old 12-10-2012, 6:09 PM
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BCM has quite a few options.
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:12 PM
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I don't think Troy makes a 13.5" Alpha rail unless it's something new.

I bought a barebones LMT 14.5" M4 upper from Bravo Company and had a Vortex pinned to the barrel.

It's a great upper, considering I got it for $450 on sale a while ago.

I ended up chopping off the front sight and shaving it down to fit under the Troy 13" Alpha, here's a pic:

I can consistently hit a silhouette at 300 yards with green tip, which is accurate enough for me.
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Old 12-10-2012, 6:17 PM
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I just built this a couple weeks ago, I know you're looking for a 14.5"
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