GUN AR upper... which to keep?

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  1. einhander

    einhander OT Supporter

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    I've currently got a brand new LMT MRP CQB 16" upper.

    Normally I'd be happy with that, but temptation got the best of me and I bought one of the Noveske uppers that I posted about here:
    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?p=114006802#post114006802

    14.5" Noveske N4 Light Carbine Basic Upper


    I need help figuring out which one I should keep. I can't keep both and I can't try both. I'm selling one, so that one must remain new and unfired.

    I figure it'll be shot once a month at the local range. Usually at 100 yards. That's about it. Both brands have solid reputations and will be more than I ever need.

    So which would you choose?
     
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    pics for comparison?
     
  3. I'd keep the Noveske.
     
  4. einhander

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    Not my pics (obviously), but here's what they look like.

    Noveske:

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    LMT

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    Probably wouldn't be hampered by either performance wise, I'd probably just keep whichever is more expensive.

    Noveske stuff would be an easy sell at the moment...
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    I'd probably keep the 14.5.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    I'd keep the mrp, you can do so much with it.
     
  8. einhander

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    Yeah, the problem is that they will cost about the same. If I put a rail on the Noveske, it's about equal in price to the LMT.
     
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    i'd keep the noveske
     
  10. einhander

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    I would have, but I'm actually trying to find reasons to pick one over the other. I wasn't really interested in a "vote" on which one I should keep.

    Since I need to sell one of them, I may just leave it up to the buyer to decide for me. Put both up and see which sells first. Keep the one that doesn't sell. I know I'll be happy with either.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    I'd buy that noveske if it didn't have a perma mounted blackout.
     
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    How easy are MRP barrels to come by? And how heavy is it, perhaps in comparison to the Noveske?
     
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    I vote lmt, or i would vote lmt if there were a pole.
     
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    I'd keep the Noveske because, well, I really want a Noveske :o
     
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    The MRP is heavy as hell.

    Sold mine within a week of getting it.

    The N4 has a superior barrel profile in my honest opinion. The MRP's best selling points are

    1. Angle gas channel in the gas block... less gas port wear over time.
    2. Easy to change barrels.

    Both are pretty much irrelevant points, and the fact that the upper/rail combo is heavy as shit, and the barrel profile is heavy as shit doesn't help.

    The N4 is lighter, has boutique/small batch quality control, and famed accuracy/durability.

    I'd keep the Noveske for sure...
     
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    The Noveske arrives next week, so I can't say.

    MRP barrels appear frequently on GunBroker or EE.
     
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    Thanks, this is the kind of info I was looking for.
     
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    That's kinda what I was wondering. They seem stout, but perhaps overbuilt for a carbine. I'd definitely prefer something lighter if it was me.
     
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    frong got that LMT upper, that tells you everything you need to know :mamoru2:
     
  20. ChipOnShoulder

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    I think once you hold both rifles/uppers in your hand, the choice will be painfully obvious.

    The MRP is a pig even without optics... it was hot shit in 2006, and hasn't aged well IMHO.

    You should be able to gouge someone on the MRP, just keep touting it's selling points... quick change barrel (for elite mall ninjas swapping barrels in firefights!), monolithic upper (for extra strength, a must have for chairborne rangers), angled gas channel, etc.
     
  21. einhander

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    I gouged someone on a rifle (stag upper) a few weeks ago. :mamoru:
    I didn't flat out rip him off, but I sold it at market price.

    That's the only reason I could afford a nicer setup.
     
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    Eh, you get used to it.

    Plus, a $100 suppressor mount attached to your barrel by people who won't fuck it up is good stuff.

    Too bad OP is in California, and will never own a silencer :wtc:
     
  23. einhander

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    :wtc:

    I can get a fake can. :hsugh:
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    all fork designs do that. I don't want it attached because I have a SPR/M4 can ordered, it uses a reflex style mount.
     
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    Noveske claims on Silencertalk they follow manufacturer's instructions to the letter. Which means Rocksett use.

    They pin the M42K mounts for good measure, so at least i'll never have to worry about the mount getting loose and causing a baffle strike.
     

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