Faxon 16" Pencil Profile AR15 Barrel, 5.56 Nato, Nitrided
Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value. Manufactured 100% in-house from cradle-to-grave, these barrels are fully stress relieved, air-gauge tested, and 11 degree target crowned to ensure superior accuracy.
Quality is imbued 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.
- Barrel Material: 4150 CMV
- Barrel Type: Button Rifled
- Barrel Caliber: 5.56
- Barrel Twist: 1:8
- Barrel Length: 16”
- Barrel Profile: Pencil
- Barrel Gas System: Mid
- Inside Finish: Nitride
- Outside Finish: Nitride
- Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
- Gas Block Diameter: .625"
- Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1"
- Barrel Extension: M4
- Weight: 1.20 lbs
- Magnetic Particle Inspected!
- 11-degree Target Crown
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Great barrel. Well machined. Very light and BODA accui. Awesome
I'm overall satisfied with my Faxon pencil barrel, but the one issue I have with it is that it's severely overgassed, causing significant bolt bounce during cycling. The issue was fixed with an adjustable gas block, but it shouldn't really be an issue in the first place with the common .223 and 5.56 loads I was using. Other than that, the barrel is made of quality materials, the finish is impeccable, and accuracy is good too, though anyone buying a pencil barrel should be aware it heats up fast, opening groupings up a bit once hot.
Nice fit and finish, fairly light.
Very elegant and cleanly machined. The high gloss finish is also a nice touch.
I have built several "loaner uppers" to send out to gun writers to review our QRB takedown system. One writer planned a grouping test without telling use. I sent him the loaner that had just come back from a tester doing 60 round full auto drum dumps. The barrel still shot sub-MOA! Out of an abused pencil with barrel! Faxon Barrels is my go to choice for barrels.
This barrel is lightweight and extremely accurate. I have bought 7 of them so far and will continue to buy this model in the future.