Here's a question:
When choosing an 11.5" barrel that you know will have a suppressor mounted 75% of the time... what are some guidelines?
I ask because I'm coming up on needing to replace my 12.5" BCM upper, and want to drop to the 11.5" length. Since BCM doesn't offer an option for me pre-assembled (I will be putting an ALG Defense handguard on whatever I get, so low profile gas block not fixed FSB) I've been peeking around their barrels, as well as barrels from Aero Precision and Ballistic Advantage (open to others, just haven't delved deeper yet).
So, if you were going to assemble an upper receiver (for life-safety duty, not recreation) what would your choices be with regards to barrels (and others, if there are have opinions to share).
For reference, the suppressor is a SilencerCo Saker 7.62, so it isn't the lightest thing around. That's why I'm a little hesitant to choose any barrel that has "lightweight profile" in the name, trying to minimize POI shift.