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Old August 7, 2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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BCM standard 16" barrel for first build (midlength)??

Did I make a good choice in barrel selection? Were there better barrels out there in comparative price??

Current specs:

Rifle Gear "Aggressor" Lower receiver (by Mega Arms)
Spikes Tactical Lower Parts Kit
Spikes Tactical Mil-spec buffer tube kit
Magpul alumn enhanced trigger guard
B5 Bravo buttstock
Ergo Sure Grip
Noveske Quick Detach End Plate

Mega Arms Forged Upper
BCM standard 16" mid length
bcg -- undecided
rail system -- undecided
gas block -- undecided
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Old August 7, 2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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I'm a big fan of DSA Arms Uppers myself....just my preference...have never had any issues with my 2....I've got a 14.5 and a 16

I plan on doing a 20" build next as my 5.56 long range

have heard their customer service is the bomb if needed as well

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Old August 7, 2013, 07:57 PM   #3
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The BCM midlength barrel is an excellent choice and I'd try to get their BCG too. I have their upper with the 16" LW midlength barrel and love it.
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Old August 8, 2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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You made a good choice. Both BCM and Spikes offer excellent stuff.
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Old August 8, 2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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BCM standard 16" barrel for first build (midlength)??

So far the build looks good. Just please don't get an aluminum gas block. Get a low profile steel block.
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Old August 8, 2013, 06:17 PM   #6
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Thinking of picking up the YHM low profile. Only about 30 bucks. Wish I could find black gas tubes but seems Spikes is the only one that makes them and they are oos.
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Old August 11, 2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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Quick update as of 8/12:

Ordered the following parts..

Spikes tactical bcg
Fortis 12" rail
Fortis low profile gas block
Tactical link battery assist lever
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Old August 12, 2013, 12:19 AM   #8
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FN barrels are in my opinion the best military style barrel available for the AR15. They run around $199. My 16" mid pencil ultralight FN is MOA accurate. Thats amazing for a pencil.
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