Nathan Schueth - Director of Product Management May 18th 2017
Faxon Firearms Releases New .308 Winchester Pencil
(CINCINNATI, OH) - Faxon Firearms, incessant
innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s
famed Pencil profile barrels for the .308 Winchester. The new .308
Winchester pencil barrels are the lightest available for the caliber, yet
maintain maximum versatility for all applications.
Developed upon Faxon’s the solid foundation
of 5.56 pencil barrels, the .308 Winchester Pencil barrels focus on
lightweight performance for the AR10 platform. The 16” and 18” rifle
barrels are each less than 2 lbs. The 20” model is only 2.07 lbs.
The barrels feature a 1/10 twist, rifled
100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For
maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in .308 Winchester and
feature concentric 5/8x24 threads with a relieved shoulder capped off with
an 11-degree target crown. All .308
Winchester barrels are manufactured from certified military-grade
gun-barrel quality 4150 steel and are individually magnetic particle
inspected for safety.
“.308 ARs have historically been heavy
weapons,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product
Management. “Faxon wants to continue challenging that paradigm through its
pencil profile. With these barrels, sub 5lbs battle rifles are within reach.”
The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are
available today from Faxon and its dealer network. MSRP is $259, $269, and
$279 for 16”, 18”, and 20”, respectively.
Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms
marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK
platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding
portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle
systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.