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Old 2 June 2020, 20:16
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Lewis Machine & Tool Company. I'm not as up on things as many members here, but a good friend is debating between Noveske and LMT, the latter would be sold from a college friend who is a Navy SEAL.
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Old 2 June 2020, 20:50
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They both make solid guns. If you’re looking for resale I’d take a Noveske.
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Old 2 June 2020, 21:03
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Saw that they are both solid. SEAL check sent to Frog.
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Old 2 June 2020, 21:07
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I have a Noveske 5.56. My buddy has an LMT .308 both 16". The LMT shoots better, and fit and finish is better than the Noveske. He shoots half MOA, and mine does 1.25 MOA off the bench with premium Lapua and Federal GMM ammo (as well as my handloads).

Also, depending on the model? The LMT has a quick barrel change feature that's pretty slick. He called LMT to inquire about a .260 Rem barrel, and the owner of LMT answered all of his questions (favorably).
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Old 2 June 2020, 23:25
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A friend of mine loves his 7.62 LMT
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Old 3 June 2020, 11:15
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I do not think you can go wrong with either choice, unless one is being unreasonably priced.
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Old 3 June 2020, 15:00
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I see them as neck and neck. Consider condition, round count and any attachments you may receive. Do they have the boxes for them? Resale can be measurably higher if you have the box.
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Old 4 June 2020, 03:02
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I did an armorers course at LMT a few years back(2015?)

Great company and people. Only good things to say about what I experienced.

What I found interesting was how LMT build 100% in-house(down to all the pins) without any off-the-shelf AR parts.

The aforementioned quick change barrels are a legit pretty cool feature.

My experience is limited to LMT’s 7.62 DMR and 5.56 MARS-L carbine.

They both shoot like lasers.

I’m unfamiliar with Noveske.

Good luck with your choice!
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Old 4 June 2020, 08:09
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Thanks for all of the comments. I have sent my friend a link to this thread for him to read.
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Old 4 June 2020, 08:18
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6.5 Creed LMT video on Garand Thumb's channel just went up yesterday.
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Old 4 June 2020, 10:28
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Both are great guns. I do recall the LMT being heavier...is there a "both" option? haha. I've got a Noveske that I absolutely love, but I've always wanted the LMT for a 7.62 DMR platform. One day.
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LMT is very accurate, shot a members a few years ago. I hit consistently at 600 yds.
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I've had both Noveske and LMT, buy which ever is better spec'd for what you want it to do. I do think Noveske has gone up too much in price since John died. S/F....Ken M
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Old 4 June 2020, 18:58
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I have a few of each and think both companies are on par quality-wise. The features you're after will determine value more than anything else between these two.

I only have one LMT MRP now, but I have had several over the years. The ability to quickly change barrels is a cool feature, but I rarely switch them up, so it's probably not as smart as just having two dedicated uppers. I think the cool factor of already having sights and lasers and stuff mounted is ok, but I still like to rezero everything when I switch a barrel, so the utility is limited in my personal experience.
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The ability to quickly change barrels is a cool feature, but I rarely switch them up, so it's probably not as smart as just having two dedicated uppers.
Bingo (IMO). Q/C barrels make sense for people and Orgs that run $3K+ glass - cuz who wants to have to buy 1 for each upper... but for us mere mortals, I'll take separate upper swaps all day long.
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Old 5 June 2020, 15:32
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I do not think you can go wrong with either choice, unless one is being unreasonably priced.
Very true. As I recall you got a deal on one a few years ago.
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Very true. As I recall you got a deal on one a few years ago.
Sure did Still have it and shoots very well.
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Old 9 June 2020, 08:27
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I have an LMT308MWS I recently acquired. I love the rifle, and it has a new 16" barrel on it, and it is pretty accurate as long as I do my part, but I suck at anything past 100 yds it seems. Yesterday was the 2nd time I took it to the range, and I noticed that where the upper and lower receiver meet up when putting the rifle back together after cleaning it, the rear of the upper doesn't match up exactly to the lower. I bought mine 3rd hand if you will. Anyway, would anyone know if that's a huge issue? It shoots damn good. Did notice that on 7.62 loads it doesn't cycle the BCG far enough to the rear where I do sometimes get a FTE, but those rounds are South AFrican and I had them for a good while now. With .308 rounds, it cycles fine.
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Old 9 June 2020, 13:31
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I have both.

Depending on what your friend's purpose is it might depend on the details. But I would lean toward the Noveske.

Try to find out the exact model of each rifle in addition to just the manufacturer.

If the guy wants an LMT in 10.5" SBR because he wants a Mk18 clone "just like the SEALs" then that's cool, I won't hate on that. But that's a long way from an LMT Defender 2000.

I also have a Noveske lower with a BMC upper that shoots better than either the LMT or the Noveske.

ARs are so mix and match these days it starting to become better to purchase components separately from reputable sources if you are trying to built something specific. I have an "spr-ish" rifle that I built from a $29 anderson lower I scored during the "great glut of cheap ARs after Obama Panic Buying stopped" and an upper I put together with bits and pieces that I got when I spotted deals. Biggest upgrades are a decent trigger and a wilson barrel. Whole rifle is probably $700... but it is an MOA gun and it will fuck up some coyotes all day long. LOL
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