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    Barrel Profile Question - Recon vs Fluted SPR

    I am looking to do a 14.5" barrel. I do not want a lightweight profile.

    All things being equal except for the profile, which do you think is the best balance of stiffness vs weight vs heating up?
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    Look at the Black River Tactical 14.5" barrel. I have the 14" version and it is a good balance of accuracy, balance, and weight.

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    Off to a great start I see. Thanks internet.

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    The taper profile (don’t care about fluted) seems to be my favorite profile. The design maximizes stiffness and weight I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lysander View Post
    In my opinion, the SOCOM profile is an unnecessary compromise unless you plan on mounting a grenade launcher.

    A taper from chamber to muzzle seems the most logical design to me and that profile with a .750" gas block would be plenty stiff without unnecessary weight.

    Fluting slightly reduces barrel weight without affecting stiffness and should shed heat better. IMHO the cost outweighs any benefits.

    Andy
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    Our BRT 14.5 OPTIMUM MPC is a mid-weight tapered profile that is very nicely balanced.

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    If I was looking for a non light weight I would give a serious consideration to this one.

    BCM Standard 14.5" Mid Length (ENHANCED MEDIUM WEIGHT - FLUTED) Barrel, Stripped

    https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-...4-emwf-std.htm
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    I would go with BRT personally. Gassed right and will be more accurate than a standard chrome lined barrel from BCM.

    I am guessing accuracy is somewhat important if you want SPR/recon type rifle.

    Another good option would be centurion arms or compass lake Douglas recon barrel. You will pay soonest 2x as much as the BRT but they are really good barrels

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    I can highly recommend the Centurion 14.5" for accuracy.

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