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Faxon's .308 continue our fantastic barrel-making with a bit more punch.
Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value. Manufactured 100% in-house from cradle-to-grave, these barrels are fully stress releived, air-gauge tested, and 11 degree target crowned to ensure superior accuracy.
Quality is imbuned into our barrels from the start. We start with the best materials, either certified 4150 Mil-Spec steel or 416-R Stainless. From there, each barrel goes through a battery of tests at each operation until finished in Nitride and final inspected. All barrels are individually checked for headspace by precision custom hardened gauges.
Faxon manufactures all our barrels in Cincinnati, Ohio under our ISO:9001 and AS:9100 quality certifications.
*Note - Faxon Firearms barrels are chambered to SAAMI specification .308 Winchester at a nominal headspace depth (passing "Go" and failing "No-Go"). This ensures maximum safety and accuracy.
7.62x51 NATO is not the same round as .308 Winchester, though it will fit within chamber. 7.62x51 technically requires deeper headspacing to meet the miltiary specification and is known to function in Faxon .308 WIN barrels under most circumstacnes. However, due to the variation of components in the .308 AR world and variations between loadings, Faxon cannot guarantee or warrant function with 7.62x51, especially with bolts with tight ("match") .308 WIN headspacing.
I searched the sites for a barrel that was affordable, accurate and functional. I found the Faxon site while doing the search and, since had never heard of them, looked into them some more. Finally satisfied that this barrel would suit my needs, I made the purchase. The barrel was shipped to me in a timely manner despite the Christmas rush. I installed it on a DPMS Oracle .308 rifle, put a Yankee steel ultra low gas block and a GunTec .308 slim profile Keymod hand guard. Used UTG S2 butt stock and kept the birdcage flash suppressor. Looked great.
Today I was able to function fire it at a friends farm. At 100 meters offhand, using UTG flip up sights and feeding it with the DPMS mag and Magpul Gen 3 mags (20 and 25 round), consistently hit an 18" square steel plate with no failures. Didn't try to bench it since it was coming down heavy mist to light rain. I'm sure that it could have fired a good group. I'm more than satisfied and will use Faxon barrels for any other AR builds that I do. Bruce Carnal on 3rd Jan 2017
Bought this as a replacement barrel. Happy with the contour, weight, and overall finish. Five shot groups are sub 0.5" at 100 yards with match ammo. Great barrel for the money. Unknown on 28th Dec 2016
Bought this barrel for a build for my wife. The machine work and finnish look incredible! The bore looks flawless without using a bore scope. The muzzle crown is perfect. I can't comment on the accuracy of it at this time, but will update if I can when this build is finnished and put some rounds downrange. I would have to say that you can't go wrong with this barrel, especially for the price! I would like to see Faxon offer some barrels in a stainless finnish also. Either way, looks like a great barrel. Kevin on 25th Dec 2016