Faxon Rimfire 16" Straight Fluted 10/22 Barrel, Nitride, Threaded

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One of the pillars of Faxon Firearms is our belief in the Fellowship of Firearms. 

We believe that firearms bring people together and create generational memories. Since the 19th century, the .22 LR has been a perennial favorite for beginning and seasoned shooters alike. That's why we're excited to bring you everything you love about our AR and pistol barrels to the beloved "22."

As with all Faxon Barrels, the "Faxon Rimfire" line is made in-house at our Cincinnati facility from raw bar stock, and undergo the same rigorous testing and quality control measures that have made our AR and pistol barrels a market favorite.

These barrels are made from 416-R stainless steel, given 6 Groove Rifling at a 1:16 twist, and a Recessed Target Crown. Barrels are Magnetic Particle Inspected, and are finished in either Salt Bath Nitride or PVD.

To give these Faxon Rimfire barrels our unique touch, we have adapted 3 of our most popular barrel profiles from the AR platform to rimfire: Pencil, Straight Fluted, and our patented Flame Fluted profile.

Faxon Rimfire barrels offer weight-savings to typical factory barrels for 10/22.

  • Standard Factory Barrel: 1.78 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Pencil Barrels: 1.0 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Fluted Barrels: 1.4 lbs

All Faxon Rimfire Barrels are backed by the Faxon Lifetime Guarantee.


  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Straight Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 16"
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown
  • Taper:
    • .912" after chamber
    • .586" before thread shoulder
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2x28
Barrel Caliber:
.22 LR
Barrel Profile:
Straight Fluted
Barrel Material:
416-R Stainless
Barrel Weight:
1.4 lbs
Muzzle Thread:
Barrel Length:
Barrel Twist:
Outside Finish:
Salt Bath Nitride
6 Groove


  • 5
    Groups say it all

    Posted by David O on Jul 7th 2024

    With this barrel and some added personal skill, I now notice ammo quality.

  • 5
    Top Quality

    Posted by Ryan Johnson on Jan 2nd 2024

    Perfect finish, crisp rifling, and the muzzle device threads are smooth when applying a suppressor. I haven’t had a chance to check the groups on paper but I am confident with the track record I’ve had with Faxon that it’ll be exceptional like the others. Can’t wait to get the next variant ordered!

  • 5
    16" Fluted 10/22 Barrel

    Posted by Jerry on Aug 4th 2021

    Like so many seniors my Ruger 10/22 has been a companion for many decades. I bought it in 1980 and decided it was time to recharge its' batteries with an upgrade. The first component for the upgrade was a barrel that I felt would deliver the new life it deserved. I chose the Faxon Fluted barrel for the quality of manufacturing, the use of top-shelf metal and the care that Faxon includes in all its products. Had for me to be happier for my old companion.

  • 3
    Missing chamfer

    Posted by Mitchell on May 6th 2021

    Overall, I like the barrel. It's definitely on the spendy side, though. My Barrel did not have a chamfer in the chamber and it was sharp enough to shave lead off the rounds. This was easily fixed with a debur tool and some fine grit sand paper. Not sure if my barrel just slipped through inspection or if others had this same issue. I emailed the company to let them know of the issue.