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Posted: 1/16/2015 6:54:37 AM EST
I am going to get another BCM upper, but I want a pinned 14.5". I have a 16" midlength. Which would be better on a 14.5?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:09:28 AM EST
Flip a coin.

If you're using a pinned fsb - middy for extra sight radius.


Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:15:20 AM EST
I have a bcm 14.5 lightweight middy with the 13'' kmr and pinned bcm comp mod 1, after one range session it became my favorite ar15.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:25:49 AM EST
If you are planning on using a FF handguard, I would recommend going with the mid-length barrel with a low profile gas block. If you are going to be using iron sights, this gives you the added benefit of having the ability for a longer sight radius. Personally, I really like the BCM 14.5" mid-length barrels. I get really good results from mine.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:29:36 AM EST
I like my middys. The recoil impulse feels less, and from what I understand, it is less harsh on the overall system than the carbine set up.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 8:52:12 AM EST
I have both. Flip a coin, you can't go wrong.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:01:17 AM EST
Either would be a good choice.



BCM 16" MID cut down to 14.5" by ADCO with PERM A2X FH







PSA FN Barreled 14.5" with PERM A2X FH


Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:18:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2015 9:28:39 AM EST by M1tchell]
I'm probably in the minority here but on a 14.5 I prefer a carbine gas system for the perceived reliability, although most people don't seem to have trouble out of their mid-lengths.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:40:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:42:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By M1tchell:
I'm probably in the minority here but on a 14.5 I prefer a carbine gas system for the perceived reliability, although most people don't seem to have trouble out of their mid-lengths.
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I used to be the same way, but after a few thousand rounds with the same ammo and the same conditions... My BCM 14.5" mids have proven to be just as reliable as my 14.5" & 16" Colt carbines. Which is 100%.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 11:01:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MandPdude:
I have both. Flip a coin, you can't go wrong.
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Link Posted: 1/16/2015 1:21:59 PM EST
Ill take the one that has a proven track record over the past 40 years and will reliably cycle cheap steel case ammo.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:42:02 PM EST
Midlength + H buffer. Cycles everything I've put through it. Tula, Wolf, PMC, Fed. No short strokes. Only way I'd go carbine again is for a clone.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:48:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mad_mardigan:
Ill take the one that has a proven track record over the past 40 years and will reliably cycle cheap steel case ammo.
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Have any proof that a 14.5 mid won't cycle steel?
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:52:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By p226guy:

Have any proof that a 14.5 mid won't cycle steel?
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Originally Posted By mad_mardigan:
Ill take the one that has a proven track record over the past 40 years and will reliably cycle cheap steel case ammo.

Have any proof that a 14.5 mid won't cycle steel?



Have any proof that every 14.5" middy will?

As stated OP, flip a coin. I have both middys and carbines. I shoot them all, enjoy them all and have come to the conclusion that the vast majority of the whole "softer recoil impulse" of a mid length to be far over rated. My middys and carbines are all equally reliable.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:21:55 AM EST
Don't bother flipping a coin;
Just get both

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:53:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 11:39:46 AM EST by ar556223]
Originally Posted By Lancelot:
The 14.5" lightweight carbine with the FSB is now obsolete. That is to say, not in stock and won't be restocked. I wanted to buy a couple of them, but alas they are gone. I'm trying to talk them into doing another run.

I do own the 14.5" lightweight middy, and its one of my favorite rifles.
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I had Ballistic Advantage install a 625 FSB on one of their 14.5 LW mid barrels a few months ago, havent built the upper yet, but it looks like a very nice barrel.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:21:53 AM EST
I have a CMMG 14.5" 1-7" midlength with permanently attached Phantom. It has functioned 100% since round 1. It has had close to 5k through it.
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