What is your favorite barrel?

Discussion about 5.56mm ARs

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Re: What is your favorite barrel?

Post by tfbit » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:54 pm

Both of my Daniel Defense 16" 5.56 barrels easily shoot under MOA. Like them because they are CHF and have factory pinned gas blocks. They are 1:7 and I have both a carbine and a mid length gas barrel. As someone else mentioned a 77gr SMK Mk262 clone load is a very good round.

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Re: What is your favorite barrel?

Post by arstoner » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:34 pm

Faxon Gunner profile, either 5.56 or Wylde, which ever floats yer boat. Same with barrel length. HTH 8)

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Re: What is your favorite barrel?

Post by maine_jack » Mon May 01, 2023 2:34 pm

For my higher end builds I like Faxon and Ballistic Advantage so far, but I bought them by reputation, I haven't tried most of the other higher end brands. My 6 ARC has a BA 20" SS Performance Series barrel with a 7.5 twist. I think they consider it a DMR profile, I know it weighs about 3 pounds stripped. It shoots better than I can.

I also built a defense AR using a 16" SS match grade Faxon Pencil profile barrel in 223 Wylde with a 7 twist and 5R rifling which I'm currently breaking in. I would have bought a Gunner profile barrel but I got a a very nice discount on the Pencil barrel and I wanted very light weight. Most people get sub MOA but some don't. I haven't shot it much but groups just over MOA so far. I hope this helps.

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