Originally Posted by Eagle1*
Guys, I just recently purchased a N4 light basic rifle and really like it. I have shot 300 rounds through it since I have had it the last 2 weeks. I am now working on my next build and was contemplating the all stainless afghan rifle but am not sure if the afghan would be a better rifle than the light series. Which series of Noveske would be a best bet for a dedicated suppressor rifle as I have a AAC M4-2000 coming soon. I am up in the air on the switchblock at this point...
Noveske: All the stainless barrels have…that button that we designed, I call "Improved Polygonal". The polygonal that I used in the past and that some other people are using has one shortcoming, which is an unpredictable end-of-service life. It goes from shooting great to tumbling bullets. Our barrel now gives you a predictable end-of-service life. As it’s shooting out, it’s going to open up in group before the bullets tumble.
Crane: And how many rounds are you gonna’ get out of that?
Noveske: I don’t know. I know of barrels that are over 15,000 rounds still in service. So, I don’t know how long they’ll go, but I know that they’re going quite a ways.
rane: If you’re settin’ up an AR carbine for somebody, most of the time, are you gonna’ recommend the stainless polygonal?
Noveske: Well, it depends. I ask them what they’re gonna’ do with it. The stainless-barreled uppers and rifles that we sell are a precision carbine. The chrome-lined light carbines are…for the guy that says he’s gonna’ beat it up, he’s gonna’ abuse it, he’s gonna’ train hard, he’s gonna’ do full-auto mag dumps, that’s the gun for that kind of treatment. The guy that’s gonna’ be sniper, counter-sniper, or anything precision…
Noveske: Either one’s fine. They’re both very accurate. I’ve got groups that people have sent me with both barrels under half an inch at 100 yards, so it’s kind of like I’m competing with myself.
Crane: If you’re looking at both the stainless barrel and the chrome-lined barrel, what’s standard MOA on these guns, on these barrels.
Noveske: Stainless barrels–and I’m not sayin’ this from what I’ve shot. This is reports from customers—The typical end-user report on my stainless barrels is about .6 MOA, and the Light Carbine barrels, most everything I hear is sub-MOA, and that means it can be three quarters of an inch [3/4" MOA] or half an inch [1/2" MOA].
Crane: So stainless is gonna’ be a little bit more accurate, but not much.
If you look through the website there are a few more articles on some other Noveske products.
I recently got an Afghan myself and I really like it. I also agree with Molon's thoughts. Find something that fits your needs and more importantly something you feel comfortable with using/ carrying.
Although, I would concede that the stainless Noveske rifles/ builds are not light-weight. I don't find it to be a problem myself.
Good Luck in your search.