I ended up ordering a Tool Craft BCG in their nitride finish. Seems to have pretty good reviews. Now I just have to wait for Faxon to get some 16" Gunner Profile barrels back in stock.Brownells had some 6.5g nitride bcgs in stock recently. I've used their 5.56 versions and they're some of the best looking bcgs I've seen in recent memory, FWIW. I've heard they're using toolcraft as their supplier but can't verify that.
Their barrels are out of my price range. I've chosen the Faxon barrel in part because of price but also the fact that it's profile makes it pretty light for a 16" barrel at 1.5 lbs. I'm also pretty set on the length because I intend to run a suppressor with it.OP,
May be an option-
Satern 5R cut rifled
Liberty 5R button rifled
most come w/ head spaced bolt assy.
I have several Satern & Liberty 224Val,5.56,6.5Grendel,6.8SPC,300BO,458SOCOM bbls in various AR configurations...they all shoot well.