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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This is hands down the best light weight barrel on the market. Buy it...you won't be sorry you did.
Purchased the pencil barrel a few weeks ago building a lightweight coyote night rig. Wanted it light because the night scope weighs 3 lbs. The rifle came out under 10 lbs with the scope.Used Hornady factory ammo 55gr vmax. Sighted it in at 100. entered the ballistic data in the scope. walked a self healing target out to a random distance. Hit the target with the range finder at 258 yards. set the range in the scope shot 3 rounds in a tad under an inch.
I have much heavier barrels that can't do this.
Put this barrel on a skinny AR15 build, added a mlok MI G3 rail and it's insanely light up front. Shot great right out of the box.
Have used a lot of Faxon barrels especially there PENCIL PROFILE BARREL, which meet or exceeds all expectation for accuracy and quality will continue to build on all FAXON barrels
Used this Pencil Profile barrel plus the corresponding gas block and gas tube offered from Faxon on 4 builds by now - absolutely love them. This barrel is is the finishing touch of a 5.6 lbs. AR 15 build for my wife and "we" love it. Light weight, very precise and helps with the overall balance of her rifle. Very light upfront with most of the weight perfectly centered. I can definitely recommend this product
This is my second pencil profile barrel from Faxon, the first has 3,000+ rounds through it and still shoots 1 MOA. Be sure to follow the break in procedure. If you are building an ultralight AR, this barrel is perfect...