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Posted: 6/25/2007 10:40:44 AM EDT
I'm about to buy a Noveske barrel today and woundering what most people on here would recommend for the barrel length?.....14.5" or 16" Pinning the Vortec FH isn't a problem.

My build consists of:
-billet LaRue upper
-Billet Sun Devil lower
-LaRue 9" quad rail
-RRA 2-stg trigger/LPK
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 11:13:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2007 11:15:01 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 11:31:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bigbore:
There is no logical reason to choose 14.5" over 16". If you want 14.5" get it, but the advantages of the 16" make it the better decision.

ETA - get the mid gas system on the 16".


Yea, regardless of the opinions on length, EVERYONE seems to recommend the MIDLENGTH gas system! Good call.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 11:56:22 AM EDT
I went with the 14.5" Noveske barrel. I just like the look a lot better and you have a 1.5" less hanging off the barrel. A 16"barrel will be another 1.5" longer after your put FH on it.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 5:34:32 PM EDT
I decided to buy the 16" version for a few reasons:

-threaded barrel w/ interchangable flash hiders possible
-higher velocity
-if I'm buying a match barrel, might as well get the slight improoved accuracy
-seems like a "happy medium" between SBR and long range rifles.
Link Posted: 6/25/2007 6:33:06 PM EDT
Go with the 16" mid
Link Posted: 6/26/2007 4:36:05 AM EDT
I like 14.5 with PHANTOMS

Because it makes FOR A BETTER CARBINE Shoter and Faster

the 16 inch plus bird cage gets kinda long 2 inches or more LONGER than the 14.5 + phantom

You can tell the difference when you run threw the house


But if you want a LONG Carbine go for it

Link Posted: 6/26/2007 4:38:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XChaosX:
I went with the 14.5" Noveske barrel. I just like the look a lot better and you have a 1.5" less hanging off the barrel. A 16"barrel will be another 1.5" longer after your put FH on it.


+1
Smart


14.5 makes for a better carbine

mine 30.5 retracked


My defender M4 is a bit longer beacuse of my SOPMOD

Link Posted: 7/15/2007 6:57:51 AM EDT
I have a 14.5 and it handles very well and looks pleasing with a mid length rail.
Link Posted: 7/15/2007 7:25:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR-15Corvette:
I'm about to buy a Noveske barrel today and woundering what most people on here would recommend for the barrel length?.....14.5" or 16" Pinning the Vortec FH isn't a problem.

My build consists of:
-billet LaRue upper
-Billet Sun Devil lower
-LaRue 9" quad rail
-RRA 2-stg trigger/LPK


why are you buying a $375 barrel if you don't know what to get?

have you shot out a 14.5 and a 16 to determine your needs and preference?

Link Posted: 7/16/2007 7:51:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 2:05:36 PM EDT
I thought about buying a Noveske upper with 16in barrel length my self,but does anyone own a noveske with the 18in barrel length?

Your input would help-this is the weekend I decide on which one to get.
Link Posted: 8/10/2007 4:45:14 PM EDT
If you want the shortest without going with a tax stamp, get the 14.5 with Phantom. I have a midlength 16" SDI and carbine 14.5" LMT and like the 14.5" better even if the 16" is a so much better because it is a midlength. There is 1.2" difference by the time you add the extra length of the Phantom on. Lots of hate for the pinned flash supressors but I have never once in my life contemplated changing a fs so who cares.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 9:08:27 PM EDT
hock.gifWow... Got enough scope on that thing? Nice weapon you got there. Is the cannon in the background yours too? I'm thinkin about buying some Noveske stuff my self. Just saw the N4 Lite Upper, I think I have to have one.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 9:46:07 PM EDT
I used to have a 16" carbine, and ended up spending the whole time wishing I had something shorter. I had a 20" rifle too, and it 16" wasn't much shorter. Luckily they were stolen and I am replacing the carbine with a 14.5 / vortex.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:15:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 20iner:
I used to have a 16" carbine, and ended up spending the whole time wishing I had something shorter. I had a 20" rifle too, and it 16" wasn't much shorter. Luckily they were stolen and I am replacing the carbine with a 14.5 / vortex.


youll have to change your name to stolen20incher

id say go with the 14.5. with a perm vortex its short with no flash. definately go with the medium contour though it balances better. and everyone should have a 20 inch barrel too.
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