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Posted: 8/8/2011 1:25:22 PM EDT
I'm looking into buying the BCM 16in mid length SS410 upper and i was wondering is that upper heavier than a regular BCM 16in mid length ? The standard black one?
And what are the benefits of having a steel barrel compared to the standard black uppers ?

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-SS410-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid16%20ss410.htm    ––-SS410

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-16.htm   ––––Standard
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 3:12:13 PM EDT
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i went with the palmetto ss upper, just something to look at, I know that doesn't answer your question.
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 3:39:07 PM EDT
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The stainless barrels have no chrome lining and a 1/8 twist rifling.

S/B more accurate with 60-75 grain bullets.

I'm also thinking about the same model from BCM...
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 5:00:28 PM EDT
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The stainless barrels have no chrome lining and a 1/8 twist rifling.

S/B more accurate with 60-75 grain bullets.

I'm also thinking about the same model from BCM...


Thanks for the info. Do you know which one is heavier?
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 7:22:30 PM EDT
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The steel barrel is a gov profile and the stainless looks medium profile. So, just guessing, but i would assume the stainless barrel is a little heavier. I dont think it will be a lot heavier.

The main issue is accuracy vs life. The SS barrel will be a little more accurate. The steel barrel will last a little longer.
Link Posted: 8/8/2011 8:39:55 PM EDT
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The stainless barrels have no chrome lining and a 1/8 twist rifling.

S/B more accurate with 60-75 grain bullets.

I'm also thinking about the same model from BCM...


Thanks for the info. Do you know which one is heavier?


The standard SS410 upper is 4oz heavier than the standard gov profile upper.



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Link Posted: 8/9/2011 7:44:52 PM EDT
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The stainless barrels have no chrome lining and a 1/8 twist rifling.

S/B more accurate with 60-75 grain bullets.

I'm also thinking about the same model from BCM...


Thanks for the info. Do you know which one is heavier?


The standard SS410 upper is 4oz heavier than the standard gov profile upper.

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Do you think i will notice that when im shooting ? Is it a substantial amount of weight when it comes to uppers ?

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 8:46:36 AM EDT
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Noticeable when shooting from a bench, no. If offhand or carrying it all day then yeah you could probably notice it. If you consider a lightweight upper, which would save an additional 4-5 oz then that is a pretty substantial difference.

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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 1:17:13 PM EDT
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Noticeable when shooting from a bench, no. If offhand or carrying it all day then yeah you could probably notice it. If you consider a lightweight upper, which would save an additional 4-5 oz then that is a pretty substantial difference.

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yea im thinking im gonna go with the the standard 16in middy. but BCM told me their ETA is fall.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 4:03:28 PM EDT
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Noticeable when shooting from a bench, no. If offhand or carrying it all day then yeah you could probably notice it. If you consider a lightweight upper, which would save an additional 4-5 oz then that is a pretty substantial difference.

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yea im thinking im gonna go with the the standard 16in middy. but BCM told me their ETA is fall.


4 to 5 oz. substantial on the negative side??? Heavier.... yes. But 'cmon 4 oz. I still drink my refreshments out of a 12 oz. can. A quarter pounder with cheese should not impact your decision one way or the other.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 3:58:57 PM EDT
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Noticeable when shooting from a bench, no. If offhand or carrying it all day then yeah you could probably notice it. If you consider a lightweight upper, which would save an additional 4-5 oz then that is a pretty substantial difference.

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yea im thinking im gonna go with the the standard 16in middy. but BCM told me their ETA is fall.


4 to 5 oz. substantial on the negative side??? Heavier.... yes. But 'cmon 4 oz. I still drink my refreshments out of a 12 oz. can. A quarter pounder with cheese should not impact your decision one way or the other.


Well the way i look at it every ounce counts. And a 12 oz. drink doesn't weigh 12. oz its how much drink is inside it........................
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 4:26:05 PM EDT
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Noticeable when shooting from a bench, no. If offhand or carrying it all day then yeah you could probably notice it. If you consider a lightweight upper, which would save an additional 4-5 oz then that is a pretty substantial difference.

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yea im thinking im gonna go with the the standard 16in middy. but BCM told me their ETA is fall.


4 to 5 oz. substantial on the negative side??? Heavier.... yes. But 'cmon 4 oz. I still drink my refreshments out of a 12 oz. can. A quarter pounder with cheese should not impact your decision one way or the other.


Well the way i look at it every ounce counts. And a 12 oz. drink doesn't weigh 12. oz its how much drink is inside it........................


You could also load only 10 rounds of 40 gr. ammo into your mag. That will have a substantial weight savings also.
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