Originally Posted By crashland73:
Well 20" is completely out of the question. That being said, 2 foot of snow aint all that much unless it overflows in the crak of your pants! IM A SHORT MAN! Lol!! Seriously, when i have a 16" ar15 in hand while walking it has clearance without touching the ground. Anything longer & i will have to use it like a crutch or polevault. That and the added weight. But i have a buttload of 52,55,&69 grn bullets so i want a 1-9 twist. I like the looks of those you are talking about though.
Ok, plenty of 16" and shorter options out there then.
Stainless Steel barrels will give you the most accuracy. However, as previously stated, most are 1/8 twist. I'm just trying to make your shopping easier, as SS with a 1/9 is going to be hard to find and not really be that different. If your 62gr stockpile is M855, don't expect very good accuracy from it anyways. The steel penetrator core is notoriously misshapen and causes minute accuracy issues. The best barrel is nothing without good ammo.
With that in mind, I'd look at some of the Bravo Company stainless uppers to start on the lower end. Obviously you will want a free float hand guard for this as well. You get what you pay for in hand guards. From there, your next stops are LaRue and Noveske, but they get pricey quick but you will not be left for wanting in the accuracy dept.
Don't forget an aftermarket trigger either