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    how would you finish out this noveske build?

    only thing it must have is a 14.5" barrel with a pinned socom muzzle brake.

    it's a gen 3 upper and lower and a 13.5" quad rail. I need to determine everything I have left to put on the upper (barrel, bolt carrier group, sights, optics). it has a finished lower with all colt parts, a geissele trigger, and an vltor a5 stock kit with b5 sopmod stock.


    current ideas. noveske afghan barrel or colt sopmod

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    Heck, with what you have, you might as well keep it stock. I'd go Afghan barrel and RCF BCG, some KAC sights and E-I, E-I, Oh tech.
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    If you want to keep a full Noveske theme and want precision, then Noveske 14.5 barrel and BCG.

    For an alternative premium barrel, I suggest centurion stainless 14.5.

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    This is an older 14.5 I built up like 5 years ago using a 14.5 CHF Noveske barrel pinned with a SOCOM brake and 13.5 quad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4p226r View Post
    only thing it must have is a 14.5" barrel with a pinned socom muzzle brake.

    it's a gen 3 upper and lower and a 13.5" quad rail. I need to determine everything I have left to put on the upper (barrel, bolt carrier group, sights, optics). it has a finished lower with all colt parts, a geissele trigger, and an vltor a5 stock kit with b5 sopmod stock.


    current ideas. noveske afghan barrel or colt sopmod

    14.5" Noveske Afghan (made by John Noveske, RIP.)











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    How are the current noveske stainless barrels? Ive heard the quality went down but not sure if that just has to do with the internet hate that seems to go towards the new management that keeps overturning since he passed. My other 2 rifles are an 18 noveske I built on a chainsaw gen 1 upper and lower and my first was a gen 2 lower I put a noveske built 14.5 chf upper on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n4p226r View Post
    How are the current noveske stainless barrels? Ive heard the quality went down but not sure if that just has to do with the internet hate that seems to go towards the new management that keeps overturning since he passed. My other 2 rifles are an 18 noveske I built on a chainsaw gen 1 upper and lower and my first was a gen 2 lower I put a noveske built 14.5 chf upper on.
    I haven't bought Noveske anything in a long time, so I can't comment to their current offerings.

    Obviously when Johnny was alive, Noveske barrels were the best AR barrels period. I think the goods were good until about Sheri left in 2014ish? After that I did see and read numerous complaints of shitty barrels, tolerances, ect. I've noticed when people sell Noveske stuff, sometimes they'll make sure to reference that it was a "Johnny Era" barrel, upper, rifle, ect.

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    Ive seen that too. Finding a Johnny era barrel seems unlikely at this point though.

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    Johnny Era factory Afghan upper on a Gen 2 lower. I think I bought this one around 2007 or 08

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    I would argue (thanks to fledge) that a VSeven barrel is the closest you'll get to a Johnny era barrel nowadays. And I say that as an owner of two Johnny era Noveske uppers (one SS, one CL). Near-same thing...Centurion Arms, albeit with a different profile for the CL offerings.

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