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16″ **Premium** Lightweight Barrel – 5R (.223/5.56) – QPQ

5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

$194.95$249.95

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Description

This is one of our new Premium barrels. These are replacing our standard line and will be a consistently better product. Our contract shop for these is ISO:9001 and AS:9100 certified as well a current DOD contractor with years of experience in several industries. The attention and quality control is extremely critical and it shows. No disappointments whatsoever and we guarantee it. Fully stress relieved and air-gauge tested to ensure a top of the line product. We guarantee 1.5 moa with these barrels which is great for a lightweight barrel. See our FAQ section for info on this.

This is our 16 inch Mid Length Gas, light contoured barrel that is Melonite/Nitride treated. Melonite has shown to last 30% longer than Chrome. Please see our FAQ section for more info on this. This barrel has a Wylde chamber which is more accurate, but can still shoot .223 or 5.56 ammo. Barrel extension is torqued to the barrel after treating, due to different expansion/contraction rates. This is the proper way to treat a barrel. Barrel is milspec 4150v steel, has M4 ramps and is threaded 1/2×28. Gas block is .750. Weight is 1lb 8oz and has 1:8 twist rate with 5R rifling. Barrel markings are on the chamber end in order to not effect the path of the bullet. Extensions are left untreated to show that the Melonite was done correctly.

    • 16″ Mid-Length Gas
    • 1lb 8oz
    • Mil-Spec (B-11595E) 4150 Steel
    • Melonite (QPQ) Treated
    • Wylde Chamber (.223 or 5.56)
    • M4/Extended Feed Ramps
    • .750 Gas Block Area
    • 1/2×28 Thread Pitch
    • Fully Stress Relieved
    • Air Gauged
    • Magnetic Particle Inspected
    • 1-8 Twist Rate
    • 5R Right Hand Rifling
    • 1.5 MOA Guarantee (see FAQ)

Barrels Only Marked “.223 WYLDE 1:8 5R”

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10 reviews for 16″ **Premium** Lightweight Barrel – 5R (.223/5.56) – QPQ

  1. 5 out of 5

    1.5-2.5 MOA multiple 5 shot groups with super cheap herters steel cased ammo. My DD 16″ hbar does the same group sizes for comparison. My standard AR does the groups 2.5-4″ with same ammo. I’m not sure if the 5R rifling is to account for this, but I am very pleased nonetheless. I am not looking for super tight groups as this is after all a lightweight barrel going on a rifle with just a red dot and iron sights.
    Cycles steelcased fine with stock gi weight buffer. Much more accurate than anticipated. Have yet to custom load some ammo for this but I am pleased.
    I just wish there was a 14″ option to save some weight for my lightweight rig.
    After some reseach, this appears to be the exact same barrel offered on another site for less $$$.
    Justin was great and helps run a great shop here.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bought this a while back but didn’t finish the build until recently. Took it plinking a couple of times and it did great. Finally took it out to really test it out today and it started raining! In spite of shooting a constant drizzle, I was able to shoot several 3-shot groups at 75 yards from prone, with a bipod that were under 1/2″! I was shocked. I bought this barrel for a lightweight build and expected 1-2 MOA. Apparently it will do better than that! I also consistently hit clay pigeons at close to 300 yards. Considering that I was using a 3.5x ACOG, I’m truly impressed! (This was with Black Hills 77gr match ammo).

  3. 5 out of 5

    charles-sept 21st 2014. searched many sites looking for this barrel. the fit and finish is excellent. if you are looking for a high quality barrel at a fair price this is it. came carefully packaged and shipping was super fast. would not even think of buying a barrel anywhere else !!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fast shipping. Great fit. Still in the assembly process. Will let you know how it turns out once I get it to the range. I honestly cant visually detect the difference between this 5R barrel vs other barrels I have owned. Hearing it described as similar to the Glock design, and holding my Glock barrel for comparison I cant see the similarities in the rifling. To be candid, I am no expert on AR barrels so lets get that right out in the open. Im likely missing something, and the barrel is likely fantastic. The finish is outstanding. Very happy to see someone putting out this hard to find combination: 5R, Wylde, Melonite. Good luck finding it anywhere else. And LIGHTWEIGHT.

    Customer service was excellent and very helpful. Once I finish the build and take it out to the range a few times I will come back and give it that 5th star. So far so good.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I really like this barrel. It is not particular which ammo gives the best accuracy because it has shot tight groups with every kind of factiry ammo or reloads I have run throgh it. It is one hell of a fine barrel!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Purchased a complete upper with this barrel. Everything I wanted in a barrel, Melonite, 5R, 4150 CMV, 1:8 twist ,16″.
    This puppy shoots, thought I might sacrifice accuracy? No way, 1/2 MOA @ 100yds. 1.5″ groups at 200 yds.
    My shooting buddy gets pissed when I shoot tighter groups than him,with my little setup. LOL
    He shoots 20″ stainless with a Night force scope..pricey setup. Rem 77gr. SMK’s are killer in this gun. Almost does not seem fair ! The fun is back! I can not imagine shooting any other type of barrel. When they restock, don’t wait, buy one!
    Best AR investment I’ve made.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I couldn’t agree more with Mark on the previous review. This barrel had everything I was looking for and with superb accuracy. With that being said, you do have to be a capable shooter with a 16″ barrel to get good groups with decent ammo. I’ve personally shot a sub 1″ group at 100yds with PPU 69 gr. match ammo. Also a tight group with American Eagle 50 gr. Varmint ammo. The barrel can do it all. I’ve hit steel out to 600 yds with this barrel so far, repeatedly. Even a newbie friend shooting my gun for the first time was able to do it. I love this barrel, we need more like this !! Thanks to everyone at Customar15.net for getting these in stock. This barrel is awesome !

  8. 5 out of 5

    Have not shot it yet but it is exactly as it says it is, still need to headspace check it to be safe but the machining looks good no mess ups on the flutes so far I’m beyond pleased

  9. 5 out of 5

    As a NRA instructor I bought this barrel (1X8) with full intentions of abusing it and not cleaning it often. Its mainly for students to get familiar with the AR Platform. Ran a couple of cases of Wolf ammo and M193. The rifling is still good and every so often I check the accuracy . Buy it, beat it up and have fun.

    Ammo: Wolf 62 grain JHP (2 inches +1000 rounds), Wolf 55 grains (2 1/3 inches +2000rounds), M193 (2 inches +700rounds)
    Gas system: Adams Arms Piston kit (I chose carbine length because I want the extra gas to cycle anything)
    Rail: Magpul Moe non free-float
    Optics: EOTech XPS3-0 with Vortex 3X magnifier

  10. 5 out of 5

    These options pretty much trump anything else on the market…which means nothing if its not a shooter. 1.5 moa with IMI M193 is what i got all day long. I dont reload, but i have no doubt this would be a sub moa barrel if i did.

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