BCM® BFH 16" Mid Length (LIGHT WEIGHT) Barrel, Stripped

MSRP: $425.00
Your Price: $324.00
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SKU:
BCM-BRL-s-MID-16LW-BFH
Features:
Cold Hammer Forged Barrel
Stock Status: In Stock
THESE MEASURE .625" AT THE GAS BLOCK LOCATION
Approximate Weight: 1lb 7oz.
 
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Specifications: Barrel, Forged, Hammer (BFH)
 
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Professional Grade Weaponry, by BCM®
 
 
These are stripped 16" Mid Length (LIGHT WEIGHT) Cold Hammer Forged Barrels with gas ports installed and dimpled for a strong gas block installation.
 
THESE MEASURE .625" AT THE GAS BLOCK LOCATION
 
 
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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6 Reviews

  • 3
    BFH light weight barrel

    Posted by donald green on Sep 15th 2019

    have not try it. test later

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by Kat on Dec 27th 2016

    Beautiful barrel, very lightweight. My rifle has wonderful balance with this barrel. The dimples for the gas block make that easy to install. Great purchase.

  • 5
    Best on the market

    Posted by Kenneth on Sep 22nd 2016

    This is one of the best mid length barrels on the market. I chose Bravo over Noveske and Daniel Defense because it is Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI) and High Pressure Test (HPT) to ensure that you are getting a quality product.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by Dustin Johnson on Jan 21st 2016

    Good price, great barrel. Light weight. They even threw some stickers which always gets points in my book.

  • 5
    Desirable Tight Tolerances

    Posted by SGS on Jan 13th 2016

    Barrel looks great, has a nice taper. Was a tight fit into that other guy's gen 3 upper -- this is good, better for more accurate groups. Some patience and a hair dryer helped install this barrel nicely. Fitted the DD hider, no need for the crush washer.

  • 5
    Great Barrel

    Posted by molocules on Nov 14th 2015

    I purchased this leightweight barrel to go on a rifle that I was building. I used a Spike's tactical bcg and upper receiver. I checked headspace (go no gauges) and it was withing tolerances.

    I have shot 200 rounds (100 nato 5.56 green tip 62g, 100 federal .223 55g value pack) through the completed rifle and have not had any issues. The rifle was very accurate for just putting it together and shooting it. None of the rounds keyholed either.

    The barrel has one set screw hole drilled into the underside of the barrel. I had a BCM low profle gas block, which has two set screw holes. I figured one was probably enough and did not attempt to drill another set screw hole.

    I did not get a free hat with my purchase. Maybe they stopped doing that, or the Barrel, gas block, and gas block tube did not come out to be enough for the hat :(