Match Series- 18" Gunner, 6.5 Grendel, 416-R, 5R, Nitride, Nickel Teflon Extension

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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. 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: 416R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled 
  • Barrel Caliber: 6.5 Grendel Type II
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 18”
  • Barrel Profile:  Gunner
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride 
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride 
  • Muzzle Thread:5/8-24
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750"
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9"
  • Barrel Extension: M4, Nickel Teflon Coated 
  • Weight:  1.68  lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Recessed Target Crown

Barrel Material:
416R Stainless
Barrel Type:
5R Button Rifled
Barrel Caliber:
6.5 Grendel Type II
Barrel Length:
Barrel Twist:
Barrel Profile:
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:
1.68 lbs
Crown Type:
Recessed 11-degree Target Crown


  • 5
    Hog killing machine

    Posted by William May on Jul 25th 2021

    I have built two of these and several friends have followed suit because these kick some serious booty and they are not picky about ammo.

  • 4
    18" Grendel Gunner

    Posted by Truth in Testing on Dec 19th 2019

    4 stars simply because it hasn't been installed yet. I fully expect it to perform up to Faxon's reputation...or I wouldn't have purchased it in the first place

  • 4
    18" 6.5 grendel match gunner barrel

    Posted by Jeffrey Fennel on Jul 6th 2018

    Awesome barrel. It's going hunting with me from now on !!

  • 5
    18"Gunner barrel

    Posted by Ed on Feb 22nd 2018

    Incredibly fast shipping/delivery. Excellent workmanship and finish. Wish I could offer more, but still finishing off the build. So far, they have my repeat business. Already recommended to friends.

  • 5

    Posted by Brad Jones on Jan 1st 2018

    Fast shipping, great product, great pricing. What’s not to love?

  • 5
    Match Series- 18" Gunner, 6.5 Grendel

    Posted by Jorge Jimenez on Nov 28th 2017

    Excellent quality, perfect fit on the upper