BCM® Standard 11.5" Carbine (ENHANCED LIGHT WEIGHT*FLUTED*), Stripped

MSRP: $434.00
Your Price: $309.00
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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

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

Fluted version is approximately .5 oz lighter
(.625) at Gas Block location
Approximate Weight: 1lb
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Life Saving Tools, by BCM®
These are stripped 11.5" Carbine length barrels, with gas ports installed and dimpled for a strong gas block installation.
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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17 Reviews

  • 5
    sub moa

    barrel is spot on, accuracy is amazing and the 11.5 is short but not to short for a ton of aplications

  • 5

    This is a high quality barrel. I used it to finish a pistol build . The dimple on the barrel made it super easy to line up the bcm gas block and it fit snug into a noveske upper. I would have ordered a complete upper with this barrel but when I tried my other bcm upper on the noveske lower the fit wasn't as tight as I like so I left the noveske set together and built it with bcm parts and an adjustable sb brace(which is kickass btw). Last weekend I went into the woods and put about 800 rounds thru my new build. 100% reliable with all kinds of ammo from the super cheep to premium and everything from 50g to 77g. It eats thru everything and asks for more. I was only able to shoot at 50 yards but the accuracy seems to be excellent. Even with 55g bulk ammo it'll make 5 round clover groups with all the holes touching. I can't wait to take it out to 100. So if your thinking about it, just buy this thing but understand it is super freakin loud.

  • 5
    Very light very accurate

    This is my second build with this enhanced light weight fluted barrel, the first was a 16" and shoots sub MOA with Hornady 75 grain. This one is 11.5" that I built from / as a 80% pistol lower I made. Just finished with BCM rail, KAK butstock and Noveske K3 flash suppressor. It's 4.6 pounds without optics. These enhanced fluted barrels make a rifle that reminds me of carrying my first squirrel rifle. I see my other gas guns staying in the safe for that reason. Was always taught the gun that saves your life is the one you have so just don't see how you can go wrong in a 556 platform. Can't wait to stretch this one out for accuracy but be surprised if it's not more than acceptable for intended use. I just wish BCM would get into making 308 barrels.

  • 4
    BCM Standard 11.5" Barrel

    This product is light. Fit and finish to the BCM upper is as expected. Had to heat up the upper receiver in order to install the barrel. Once the barrel was installed, the enhanced feed ramps on the barrel lined up with the feed ramps on the receiver. Great product, I would definitely purchase this again.

  • 5
    Buy with confidence

    Purchased the 11.5" ELWF barrel for a SBR build I am doing. Wanting to make it as light and compact as possible without giving up too much terminal ballistics. Form, fit, & function were definitely up to the standard that Paul & the Bravo staff have established for themselves.
    Great product.

  • 5
    My new favorite profile.

    About as near perfect as a barrel can be, the tapered profile I wasn't sold on until i saw it and held it. The difference is clear when holding it and balancing it in your hand. Accuracy was spot on, although I only tested it out to about 200 yards using Speer Bonded Soft Point 62 grn. Coupled it with one of their new Flat Dark Earth BCG, JP Captured Spring and BCM comp, created a very soft shooting experience. Will be getting another one for my duty rifle for work, Thanks!

  • 5

    Great barrel lightweight and fits perfect into the BCM upper!

  • 5
    Great Barrel

    Put this on a super lightweight build for my wife's new gun. She loves it, and it shoots fantastic!