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Posted: 4/26/2014 7:57:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2014 7:58:02 AM EDT by FJ60]
Not really on a budget, but cost could sway me.

I have a Spikes 556 receiver coming in and am looking for a 16-18" upper with a full length quad rail (a bottom keymod wouldn't be a bad thing).

I have narrowed it down to

Noveske
Rainier (the second cheapest)
Syrac (the cheapest)
The new VLOTR slimline thingy
Other?

Any other suggestions?

This would be used with an Eotech holographic sight for target and varmit at 25-100 yards, so barrel twist is also a minor consideration.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 11:07:21 AM EDT
What's an 18 inch barrel going to do for you at 100 yards?
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 11:14:10 AM EDT
SR15 Mod 1 upper.

But really almost anything will be good at 25-100 yrds.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 11:49:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By eodinert:
What's an 18 inch barrel going to do for you at 100 yards?
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I think that 16" is getting to be on the short end for 556, I like the extra velocity you get for heavier bullets with a long barrel.

I also like being able to throw a QR scope on it and switching to long range 250-350 yards if need be.

18" is the perfect balance without being too long or too heavy.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 11:52:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2014 11:52:39 AM EDT by AzNooB]
You get very little gains on an 18" over a 16" especially with heavier bullets.

Sounds like you need 2 rifles.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 12:51:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2014 12:56:37 PM EDT by tj99jp]
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16" ARP barrel mid length, fluted socom profile 1/8 twist
CMT Tactical upper
not too heavy just over 8lbs with scope and buis for complete rifle
I've only had it out once, but was very pleased
Great barrel at $260
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 2:56:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FJ60:

I think that 16" is getting to be on the short end for 556, I like the extra velocity you get for heavier bullets with a long barrel.

I also like being able to throw a QR scope on it and switching to long range 250-350 yards if need be.

18" is the perfect balance without being too long or too heavy.
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Originally Posted By FJ60:
Originally Posted By eodinert:
What's an 18 inch barrel going to do for you at 100 yards?

I think that 16" is getting to be on the short end for 556, I like the extra velocity you get for heavier bullets with a long barrel.

I also like being able to throw a QR scope on it and switching to long range 250-350 yards if need be.

18" is the perfect balance without being too long or too heavy.

If You are only going to 350 max, You could do that with a 11.5 or 12.5

I'd go 14.5 pinned.

18in is WAY heavy and unbalanced once You get used to a 14.5
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 4:59:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CROWDLG:

If You are only going to 350 max, You could do that with a 11.5 or 12.5

I'd go 14.5 pinned.

18in is WAY heavy and unbalanced once You get used to a 14.5
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Originally Posted By CROWDLG:
Originally Posted By FJ60:
Originally Posted By eodinert:
What's an 18 inch barrel going to do for you at 100 yards?

I think that 16" is getting to be on the short end for 556, I like the extra velocity you get for heavier bullets with a long barrel.

I also like being able to throw a QR scope on it and switching to long range 250-350 yards if need be.

18" is the perfect balance without being too long or too heavy.

If You are only going to 350 max, You could do that with a 11.5 or 12.5

I'd go 14.5 pinned.

18in is WAY heavy and unbalanced once You get used to a 14.5


What is guy said.

Get 14.5 pinned.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 4:46:33 PM EDT
Twisted my arm.

Got a 14.5 BCM pinned.

Those guys have made most of my AR stuff.

What's one more?
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 5:32:47 PM EDT
good choice!
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:11:31 PM EDT
Mag tactical upper with v7 lightweight forward assist assembly and dust cover
Voodoo Innovations ultralight weight 16" or 14.5" barrel, v7 lightweight gas block
Comp of your choice
BCM keymod rail
Low mass bolt carrier
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