Approximate Weight: 3lbs 3oz.
SAM-R barrel with Service Match Heavy Contour
This barrel arrived in short order and was in perfect condition. Everything fit perfectly and it looks very bad ass as an assembled rifle. The best part is that it shoots sub MOA. A great bonus is that it is very easy to clean. Thanks BCM for holding yourselves to such high standards, we all benefit!
I'M GLAD I DECIDED TO GO WITH BCM THEY HAVE A QUALITY FINE TUNED BARREL FOR A GREAT PRICE. WHY SPEND 700 OR MORE ON ANYTHING ELSE WHEN THIS BARREL WILL OUT PERFORM MOST OF THE OTHERS. HAD IT FOR ABOUT 4 MONTHS AND PASSED AROUND 400 ROUNDS OR SO THROUGH IT AND LOVE IT COULDN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING BETTER. YOU HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF BCM YOU HAVE GAINED MY RESPECT AND FUTURE BUSINESS ALSO!!!
Received my barrel today and let me say... What a piece of craftsmanship. Bravo co. you guys have earned my business and respect. To top it off they sent a BCM cap to show their pride in company. Now to build the upper as soon as they are in STOCK.
I bought this barrel to replace my 16" 1x9 twist that came on my USA Tactical (local Charlotte,NC shop). This was the first re-barrel that I've done but it was so easy, the barrel is contoured and dimpled making it nearly impossible to screw up the gas system. The barrel is high grade, heavy and so well done. I finally got to shoot it today. With standard 55gr PMC it grouped under 1" Moa out of the box, my 70gr handmade were at about .5" Moa at 100 yards. I'm confident after fine tuning my handloads for this new upper the gun will shoot better than I ever could. I'm not sure anything else even a more expensive option would out perform this barrel. Also, these guys backed the barrel well, sent some cool stickers and a hat. Bravo, Bravo Company we will do lots of business in the future.
I replaced my varminter barrel with the BCM 20" 410 SS 1:8 and recently printed 1/4" 5-shot groups at 100y with handloaded 77g SMK in front of XBR 8208. 2690'/sec. This barrel with a new BCM bolt and an old Bushmaster Upper and carrier out shoot my Larue OBR 7.62. Great job Bravo Company, wherever you sourced this barrel from. It came hand lapped, performed no break-in, now about 500 rounds down the tube and still shoots 1/4" with my latest load.
I've shot about 500 rounds through this barrel now, and with handloads and match ammo, I frequently get 1/2 MOA groups at 100. It's shot 3/4" groups all the way to 500 yards with handloaded 77gn and 69gn HPBT when the shooter does his part. It even shoots M855 and M193 pretty decent. Great barrel, you can't go wrong.
Christmas present from my wife. First group at 100yds was 1.5" from 55gr. V-Max. 75 Hornady BTHP and H4895 at .8" and .52" What more could you ask for? Very heavy barrel and outstanding finish. Easy cleanup after the first range session. Love the dimple under the barrel opposite the gas port. It lined right up with the first screw on my MI low profile gas block and just clears under the Hogue FF tube.
I was building a NM service rifle and was considering a $450 Lilja barrel. However, this barrel looked too good not to give it a try. Am I glad I did. Right off the bat shooting 55 gr. non-match grade ball this rifle was turning in MOA groups at 200 yards with standard A2 sights and old man eyes. I was shooting at my and the ammo's limit for certain and no barrel at ten times the price would have tightened up the groups any more. During clean up one could not help but notice the inside was slicker than a puppy's nose and even after 60 rounds, ten passes with a patch soaked in CR-10 had every trace of copper removed from the barrel. Bravo for BCM on this barrel.