Faxon Match Series 18" Gunner, .223 Wylde, Rifle-Length, 416R, 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:
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Barrel Profile:
Barrel Gas System:
Inside Finish:
Salt Bath Nitride
Outside Finish:
Salt Bath Nitride
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Gas Block Journal Length:
Barrel Extension:
M4 - Nickel Teflon Coated
Barrel Weight:
1.54 lbs
Crown Type:
Recessed 11-degree Target Crown
Barrel Length Range:
16" - 18"


  • 5
    Gunner 18" bbl

    Posted by Michael on Mar 12th 2024

    I have made a few builds. The most resent was an AR-15 7.62 x 39 using the Gunner pattern. Love it beyond the smoke and mirrors stage. Great bbl great quality and patterns beautifully. So, what the heck; let's do a Wylde 18". The bbl "feels" like a 14 inch pencil. Remarkable. Not to mention that the bore is gorgeous and without visible flaws. Thanks Faxon. So much.... Now, about the 9mm PCC....

  • 4

    Posted by Tyrone Shaw on Jul 22nd 2022

    Finished my new build with aero U/L installed a backup peep site this barrel has 60 rounds through it and it’s holding 1moa it seems to improve and the rounds go down range. I’m impressed with the barrel I wish they had a dimple to speed up gas block install. I’m looking and one in .308 I really like these faxon barrels

  • 5
    18" gunner match.

    Posted by Andrew on Jan 4th 2020

    Haven't devoloped a load yet but this barrel shoots quallity box ammo around 1-1.25" with an 8 powe scope @100 so I'm happy. I think the barrels should be shipped in a tube vs a bag for better protection during shiping.

  • 5
    Match Series 18 Gunner .223 Wylde

    Posted by Terry on Apr 24th 2019

    Great customer service, accidentally ordered the pencil barrel so I contacted customer service to switch to the Gunner. This is my second Faxon barrel and highly recommend.