BCM® BFH 14.5" Mid Length (ENHANCED LIGHT WEIGHT) Barrel, Stripped (.625)

MSRP: $425.00
Your Price: $324.00
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BCM® Exclusive Design

Continuous taper designed for optimal weight, balance, and performance on a semi-automatic carbine.

Heavier profile toward the rear near chamber area.

Thinner tapered profile out front.

No sharp handguard cap shoulder for improved barrel harmonics.
Approximate Weight: 1lb 5oz.

Please note for gas block selection, barrel journal measures .625"

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Life Saving Tools, by BCM®
These are stripped 14.5" Mid Length Cold Hammer Forged Barrels with gas ports installed and dimpled for a strong gas block installation.
Cold Hammer Forged Barrels
This process of manufacturing barrels has been used for European small arms for generations, and it is gaining popularity in the United States because of the increased barrel life and outstanding accuracy of a hammer forged barrel. The BCM BFH series of barrels are made right here in the USA! (Just like all the BCM® products.)
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
In developing the USGI M4 carbine as one of the primary weapons for todays infantry, some modifications were performed to the original M16 platform to enhance the reliability of the shorter barreled carbines. With the shorter carbine gas system and the increased gas port pressure, the carbine cycled faster, and at times the cycle rate could be faster than the magazine would feed ammunition. One of the modifications done to increase reliable feeding included enhancing the angle and the length of the feed ramps. This USGI modification was done to both the barrel extension and the upper receiver, creating a longer and steeper feed ramp. These Mil-Spec M4 feed ramps are part of the original CNC manufacturing process. As a result, the factory machined M4 feed ramps on the receiver are hard coat anodized which adds significant strength to the aluminum. This feature is offered on all BCM barrels.
USGI 1/7 Twist Rate
The USGI 1/7 twist rate of all of the BCM barrels is the preferred twist rate by most professional infantryman. This twist rate has proven very versatile and can effectively run the new heavier 5.56 ammo that is hugely popular with military and private security personal for its superior ballistics.
Mil-Spec Barrel Steel (Mil-B-11595E)
BCM barrel steel is Mil-Spec per MIL-B-11595E. This grade (CMV) of steel is a Mil-Spec steel used in the USGI M16 family of rifles; it is stronger and will last longer than the typical barrels offered in the commercial market. The Mil-Spec grade steel gets its additional strength and rigidity from an increase in carbon and/or vanadium in the alloy. This will offer increased barrel life and performance through use in all types of extreme environments and temperatures.
Chrome Bore and Chamber
One of the first modifications that were made to the original M16 in the mid 1960s was the addition of the chrome lined bore and chamber. It is now a world wide standard in the industry for a battle rifle. The chrome bore and chamber is harder than the barrel steel and on the USGI M16/M4 rifles will aid in chambering, extraction, and reliability. It increases velocity, and also resist against fouling and corrosion from extended use in the field. This gives the end user a longer barrel life with less required time in maintenance and cleaning.
Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish
Barrels are parkerized with the manganese phosphate finish (Mil-Spec A-A-59267). Military specifications also state that the entire barrel surface is phosphate finished to create a porous surface to absorb oil as to resist against corrosion from the elements. BCM barrels are phosphated before installation of front sights. This is a much more extensive assembly operation, but insures that the entire barrel is finished and protected . . .even under the front sight base.
5.56 NATO Chambers
The USGI 5.56 NATO chamber is the best choice for effective deployment, reliability, and compatibility, of higher chamber pressures of military ammo.
HPT / MP Inspected Barrels
Military specifications require that barrels undergo a HPT (High-Pressure Test) load as a part of quality assurance procedures. Commonly referred to as a proof load, the M197 HPT is rated for 70,000 psi. BCM barrels are proof loaded and then MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) to detect any possible flaws in the barrels surface. The barrels are MP inspected with both circular and longitudinal magnetic fields per ASTME1444-01 (current Mil-Spec) to assure a high quality finished product. All BCM barrels are marked HP MP as our proof load marking.
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11 Reviews

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Great barrel. Perfect craftsmanship and accuracy is amazing.

  • 5
    Un-tested, but impressed with quality & service

    Can't wait to test it. It came through as advertised. Weighed in at 1lb 5.XX oz (which is pretty darn close and could simply be differences in scales). I transitioned to this barrel from a FN 14.5 Cold Hammer Forged.

    Next rifle I build will utilize many more BCM parts :)

  • 5
    Quality piece

    Great quality barrel from BCM, headspaced correctly, installed with ease.

    Cant wait to go put rounds down it

  • 5
    Best barrel I have

    The first time I took out the gun I put this barrel in I was shooting sub-MOA groups. Off sandbags, I had several three shot groups with all three rounds touching (at 50 yds). As expected, when shooting offhand, the rifle handles better than my 16" M4 contour barrel; lighter and easier to swing from side to side. Very satisfied.

  • 5
    Excellent product!!

    Light weight, accurate, and shipped fast!! Thank you BCM!

  • 5
    Excellent seller

    Shipped day of order. Received next day, before cc payment was even posted. Amazing. Barrel not yet installed, but seems to be perfect for application.

  • 5
    ELW 14.5" BFH barrel

    Wow! Couldn't be more pleased with the quality of this barrel. Exactly what I wanted for my wife's first AR build. Regardless of price, this has to be the best barrel out there and BCM is simply fantastic to deal with.

  • 5

    Just finished putting it together, replacing a LW for this bfh enhanced lightweight. Not that anything was wrong with the lightweight, I just have that disease of wanting the best. Have not shot it yet but I have no doubt it will perform perfectly as does every BCM part I have experienced. I tell you what the rifle feels super light up front, feels awesome swinging it while dry fire practicing. To be totally honest. I'm not comparing side by side as I sold my lightweight barrel but I believe I can feel the difference. Weight feels like it's more rearward and the front feels feather light! Yes it could be my imagination but it definitely feels so. Can't wait to shoot it. Even if it performed equally in accuracy I'd be happy as even the lightweight barrel was more accurate that I am.... slightly more than moa but my eyesight is bad so I am not as accurate as the barrel is.

  • 5
    Awesome Barrel

    Purchased this to upgrade my standard EWL 14.5" barrel on a BCM upper build. This is a great barrel and shoots well. Had the BCM Mod 1 Comp pinned and welded to make it legal and have enjoyed shooting my "new" rig. The upside is that now I have a spare 14.5" EWL barrel with a low round count should I need it in the future. As to be expected, BCM has another bomb proof upgrade in their line up. Highly recommended.