Match Series- 16" Gunner, 223 Wylde, Mid-Length, 416R, Nitride, 5R, Nickel Teflon Extension
Just what is the Gunner profile?
The Gunner profile is a blend of two of the best performing profiles of all time, Gov't and Pencil.
Proving that every once and awhile, the Government can do something right, the Gunner's profile from the extension to the gas block mimics that well-known taper. From there, innovation takes over and the Gunner moves to a .625" gas block journal and our famed pencil profile out front.
Removing the weight from the front of the barrel ensures maximum versatility and keeps material to the rear to maximize heat resistance and mitigate whip.
Faxon's MATCH SERIES of barrels takes our renowned performance and value up a notch.
Manufactured 100% 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 Steel GBQ
- Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
- Barrel Caliber: .223 Wylde
- Barrel Twist: 1:8
- Barrel Length: 16”
- Barrel Profile: GUNNER
- Barrel Gas System: Mid
- Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
- Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
- Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
- Gas Block Diameter: .625"
- Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9"
- Barrel Extension: M4 - Nickel Teflon Coated
- Weight: 1.33 lbs
- Magnetic Particle Inspected!
- Polished 11-degree Target Crown
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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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
I just finished my build, and I only have 105 rounds thru this gun, but so far this barrel is a tack driver.