Faxon Match Series 16" Heavy Fluted, .223 Wylde, Mid-Length, 416-R Stainless QPQ Nitride, 5R, Nickel Teflon Extension AR-15

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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.

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.

Product Specifications:

  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Rifling: 5R
  • Caliber: .223 Wylde
  • Barrel Length: 16"
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Profile: Heavy Fluted
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2x28
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750"
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1"
  • Barrel Extension: M4 - Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 1.71 lbs
  • Crown Type: Recessed 11-degree Target Crown
Barrel Material:
416-R Stainless
Barrel Type:
5R Button Rifled
Barrel Caliber:
.223 Wylde
Barrel Length:
Barrel Twist:
Barrel Profile:
Heavy Fluted
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:
1.71 Lbs
Crown Type:
Recessed 11-degree Target Crown
Barrel Length Range:
16" - 18"


  • 5

    Posted by Patrick Vereze on Dec 27th 2023

    The fifth and finish of this barrel is very high-quality. I cannot wait for the remaining parts to come so I can assemble this barrel and take it to the range.

  • 5
    Barrel of a lifetime

    Posted by Brayden Grams on Dec 20th 2023

    Great grouping, great looking, greatest of all time!

  • 5
    16 inch 223 Wylde

    Posted by Mat Weaver on Dec 13th 2023

    Haven’t built this one yet, but impressed with the quality. Have to but another upper receiver because I used the one that I had planned to build with this barrel. I have 2 of their 308 barrels that I’ve built and they are the same quality. Haven’t had a chance to shoot either of those yet. I’m sure I’ll be pleased with them though.

  • 5
    Ultimate Accuracy

    Posted by joshua langley on Feb 15th 2023

    Handles 60-70 grain .223 like a breeze. Amazing quality

  • 5
    Match Series 16" Heavy Fluted Wylde

    Posted by Bill McCarthy on Aug 10th 2022

    Have not installed, "them", yet, but the quality and finish appears to be superior, custom,er service was great.

  • 5

    Posted by PraticeMakesDeadly on Feb 7th 2021

    Ive had this barrel for over a year. I have shot it and found it to be worth every penny. Amazing Performance. Able to Put 3 inside the Letter "P" on a pizza box at 55 yards with standard wolf gold ammo. Kinda cant beat that. dead on and does well with lots of different loads. HIGHLY recommend. One of my top 3 fav builds an its because of this barrel. I could go on and on love it. Oh the fluting makes balance and weight really great. Nothing but good things. THANKS FAXON!

  • 5
    great barrel

    Posted by martin derouen on Jun 15th 2019

    amazing barrel for the price. fast shipping, good packaging the barrel was perfect right out of the bag, very good tolerances, super tight fit in my aero precision upper. excelent maching on the flutes, this barrel looks good on your rifle. gas block was super tight fit, could probably run without the set screws! all in all with the ability to get a headspaced bolt hand fit with the barrel for the price they charge this is a great buy. i was able to get 1/2 moa with 77 gr loads and saw closer to 1 moa with 55 gr but very pleased definately worth it i will be picking one up in 6.8 spc for my next build

  • 5
    Exceptional quality

    Posted by Nick Guy on Apr 19th 2019

    This barrel is exceptionally made with clean flutes and finish. Faxon heavy barrels are my go to on all my ar builds

  • 5
    Beautiful Barrel

    Posted by Richard Hensley on Mar 20th 2019

    This barrel is very nicely done. The finish is excellent, the flutes have the edges broken so there are no sharp corners. It balances well. The gas block diameter is dead on. The only small quibble is the aft OD of the barrel extension is chamfered,. OD chamfers going into a tight bore tend to pull up a burr. A radiused edge would be better, as it will not raise a burr.