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01-26-2015, 10:22 AM

01-26-2015, 11:02 AM
This is a pretty good barrel. I have built uppers using this one and the 16" version and they shoot a little under 1 MOA with no problems. The chrome lining will help with durability, and the weight sounds right about where you want it. If you don't want the chrome lining you can save $70 with the "standard" model, and maybe get slightly better accuracy.


The 1-7" twist may not be optimal for most guys, but it doesn't sound like a problem for you. I think all the ones you listed were 1-7's.

01-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Out of those barrels the noveske would be the most accurate, due to it being stainless and also the medium contour of the barrel will help. Can't say I would ever buy a noveske but if you are set on 14.5 it seems to be the best of the ones you posted

01-26-2015, 12:13 PM
you can buy local.

01-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Your list is not that demanding. I think you'll be fine with damn near any 14.5" barrel out there, although maybe not with crap ammo. I'd get the cheapest chrome lined barrel I could find.

01-26-2015, 1:13 PM
You planning to shoot match ammo (i.e. 69/77 grainers) out of your 14.5, to get 1MOA?

01-26-2015, 1:25 PM
OP how tall are you? and how much do you weigh? Might be more happy with a 18" barrel.

01-26-2015, 2:46 PM
Edit: how important is it to have a carbine-length gas system on a 14.5" barrel vs. a mid-length one? Carbine length retains the 7" of dwell after the gas port per the original design of the weapon and the original cartridge design. Referencing this article: http://www.sadefensejournal.com/wp/?p=1093
Like to hear the expert opinion on this, but my understanding is the carbine gas is ideal for 14.5 based on dwell time. For 16 and 18", mid-gas is ideal.

01-26-2015, 9:23 PM
Here's one....search harder.