Faxon Match Series 16" 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
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Barrel Extension:
M4 - Nickel Teflon Coated
Barrel Weight:
1.33 lbs
Crown Type:
Recessed 11-degree Target Crown


  • 5
    Barrel performance

    Posted by Tyrone Shaw on Apr 20th 2022

    This barrel has shot excellent right out of the box. My son hits a 2” plate @ 200 yds 60-70% of the time. It seems to improve with the round count.

  • 5
    Barrel performance

    Posted by Tyrone Shaw on Apr 20th 2022

    This barrel has shot excellent right out of the box. My son hits a 2” plate @ 200 yds 60-70% of the time. It seems to improve with the round count.

  • 5
    One of the Best barrels I have ever shot

    Posted by William May on Jul 25th 2021

    I bought my first Faxon barrel based on a friends recommendation. It has turned out to be one of the best barrels ever. Most people can only shoot a couple types of ammo thru their riffle and have great results but I have great to outstanding results with almost any ammo I put thru it. I own several Faxon barrels and have friends with them. They all shoot amazing well. Totally spoiled.

  • 4
    Looks great

    Posted by Andrew on Apr 14th 2019

    The look of the barrel are fantastic it appears the attention to detail is spot on. I’m still waiting for faxon to get gas blocks and breaks back in stock so I can finish this build the. I can actually put some rounds through this barrel. And see if the looks match the function.

  • 5
    A phenomenal barrel for a high value

    Posted by Rhory Costelow on Apr 11th 2019

    This is my second build using a Faxon barrel with this barrel being the far lighter of the two. This Gunner shoots nearly just as well as my 16" Flame Fluted barrel also from Faxon does. Both are very accurate. The Gunner is simply worth it, buy with confidence. Also I requested an eagle be drawn on the packaging as a joke. I was surprised and amused to see an eagle drawn on the box. Faxon has amazing products at great prices but their true strength is in their commitment to the end user.

  • 4
    223 Wylde Gunner

    Posted by Edward Hernandez Jr. on Feb 23rd 2019

    This barrel is for a lightweight build on a hybrid lower/upper. Fast shipping and great care in packaging to withstand the rough and tumble trip via carrier. Upon inspection, the barrel appears to be of excellent quality with a perfect finish, protective caps on both ends, inside and out very clean, and a beautiful nickle teflon finish on the extension and feed ramps. The (4) stars is just because my build is not complete and will update review up or down after putting it through its paces.

  • 5
    Match 16'' Gunner .223 Wylde

    Posted by Kenneth on Jun 18th 2018

    Bought this barrel for my first build. Read lots of reviews on different types of barrels and manufactures. I am not a professional shooter or builder by any means, however, within just a few rounds to get sighted in, with Norma .223 55gr rounds, I was shooting 1MOA and less at a 100 yards. Great Barrel and a Great Product from Faxon Firearms! I would not hesitate to recommend these barrels to anyone for their next rifle build, great price and great quality!!

  • 5
    Match 16" Gunner 416R Barrel

    Posted by Trevor on Apr 21st 2018

    This is a great barrel. Very accurate, very lightweight, and overall excellent for the price. As a professional firearms end user and instructor I've shot many barrels from all of the bigger named brands. I'm very impressed with the feel, fit, and finish. Makes an excellent lightweight build without the felt whip of other lightweight barrels. Even when hot, there is almost zero shift in POI. Looking for to long service life from this barrel. Will not be last barrel from Faxon.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by Chris on Nov 4th 2017

    This barrel is just great. It loves cheap, 55-62 gr ammo which should make everyone happy. Shoots Australian Outback 55 gr ballistic tips under 1 Moa regularly. Overall groups have averaged 1.3 with 4 shot groups and 1.5 with 5 shot groups. My specific barrel really likes 62 gr FMJ hornaday black and shoots that 1.5 avg 5 shot groups. 73-77 gr ammo is a totally different story, 2 Moa at best in my barrel including 77 gr norma SMK HPBT. My barrel seems to really like the lightweight, high velocity 223 ammo which is fine with me, though different from 1:8 barrels I've had in the past. Seriously, you should buy this barrel.