Faxon Match Series 14.5" Gunner, .223 Wylde, Mid-Length, 416-R Stainless QPQ Nitride, 5R, Nickel Teflon Extension AR-15 Barrel

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The Gunner profile is a blend of two of the best performing profiles of all time, Gov't and Pencil. Faxon's Gunner profile combines the durability of the Gov't profile with the weight savings and maneuverability of the Pencil profile. The Gunner profile brings the balance of the rifle back towards the shooter's body, limiting fatigue, and allowing for shooting, training, or hunting all day long.

Faxon's MATCH SERIES of barrels takes our renowned performance and value up a notch.

Manufactured in-house from gun-barrel-quality bar-stock, the Match Series starts with 416-R in 5R rifling. 5R is a hybrid rifling, with lands opposite grooves and reduced sharp angles that reduces jacket deformation increasing velocity and easy cleaning. We chamber our Match Series in .223 Wylde, a hybrid chamber that the 5R rifling takes full advantage of. Better accuracy through less bullet jump, but fully and individually MPI tested for your safety. After rigorous testing, the barrels are Nitride treated inside and out, locking in the bore, improving barrel life, and keeping the elements at bay. 

The extension is coated in Nickel Teflon which maintains incredible dry lubricity, corrosion resistance, and with the coating, tightens up fit between the extension and receiver - again improving upon accuracy. Combined, the Match Series of barrels are ready for when duty calls or the buzzer beeps with unrivaled performance value. 

Barrel Material:
416-R Stainless
Barrel Type:
5R Button Rifled
Barrel Caliber:
.223 Wylde
Barrel Length:
Barrel Twist:
Barrel Profile:
Barrel Gas System:
Inside Finish:
Salt Bath Nitride
Outside Finish:
Salt Bath Nitride
Muzzle Thread:
Gas Block Diameter:
Gas Block Journal Length:
Barrel Extension:
M4 - Nickel Teflon Coated
Barrel Weight:
1.29 lbs
Crown Type:
Recessed 11-degree Target Crown
Barrel Length Range:
11.5" - 14.5"


  • 5
    14.5" .223 Wylde barrel

    Posted by Chris K. on Apr 6th 2024

    I'd installed two previous barrels from Faxon on my .308 builds. Like I said before - Faxon has earned a customer for LIFE. It performs flawlessly. I've only shot a few mags through it to re-confirm my zero and run a few drills, so it's still going through the break-in period, but, again....another tack driving winner. I absolutely love this company and their barrels.

  • 5
    Weight & Performance

    Posted by Custom Defense Firearms LLC on Mar 9th 2021

    I love this barrel. Not only is it lightweight but it's very accurate. I have not tested it with rapid fire but the gunner profile is awesome for a lightweight build. Especially if you go with their lightweight carrier. I can't wait to get another one of these in my hands. We build all of our AR's in-house and we have used Faxon Barrels for at least 6 years straight. Buy with confidence!!

  • 5
    Quality and price

    Posted by Jerry Johnson on Mar 25th 2019

    Faxon barrels are the perfect balance of quality and value. This is the third barrel I’ve bought and all of them are absolutely wonderful

  • 5
    Match Series 14.5 Gunner, 223 Wilde, Mid Length

    Posted by John Klampe on May 14th 2018

    Very accurate in my build. Fit very tight in the upper receiver. They should sell them pinned and welded from the factory like the 14.5 5.56 barrels. The guy who did mine butchered the job. But the barrel is fantastic, very light. It does heat up fast but more than adequate for 3gun.