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

MSRP: $429.00
Your Price: $279.00
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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"

Approximate Weight: 1lb
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Life Saving Tools, by BCM®
These are stripped 11.5" Carbine gas, Forged 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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21 Reviews

  • 5
    Simple and great and agreeably boring

    This is my 3rd BCM barrel on an upper. 2 complete BCM's and the 11.5" barrel is for a build I am working on. I trust BCM barrels, standard and the BFH barrels. Accurate and built for what I need them for. BCM is my first stop for parts and accessories on ARs.
    Boring like JG said. Easy to fine, complete description and easy order to fast shipping.

  • 5
    Excellent Barrel

    This BCM ELW barrel is high quality and light.
    I had a few questions about gas blocks and buffers and BCM gave me their suggestions and couldn’t be happier.

  • 5
    Good quality

    I love this light weight barrel!

  • 5
    Nice Lightweight Barrel

    Quality parts and craftsmanship, will bet my life on BCM components any day, nuff said.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    I wanted a light weight shorty. I bought a BCM 11.5” Enhanced Light Weight barrel. Put it together with their gas block and tube. Tonqued it in at 50# in a CMT upper. Full upper weight was 3# 6.5 ounces. Snapped a pistol lower together quickly and went to the range. Every thing functioned flawlessly. Using an “H” buffer was perfect. My first 50 yard group was less than a half inch with an Aimpoint Pro. 100 yards was a little more than an inch. This is a great barrel. My next build will have a BCM ELW barrel.

  • 5
    Pretty Typical

    One could argue that BCM is boring. Boring in a way that their website is well laid out. Boring that their product descriptions and pictures are true and accurate. Boring that they have product on hand to fulfill orders quickly. Boring that they do all of this day in, day out, error free.

    Is shopping with BCM boring? You bet it is. I'll take it every time!

    Well done guys! As usual! As you were!

  • 4
    One of the lightest barrels

    I have not shot it yet. This review was mainly written to help builders with any questions with this barrel.
    It bothers me as to why Bravo doesn't list the exact weight of this barrel especially since its obvious that people would buy this primarily for this reason. I know there is some variation between units but still, it should be listed more than "about 1 lb". On my calibrated analytical scales at work, my barrel comes out to 493.4g or 1.0878lbs which is one of the lightest 11.5" ar barrels I can find.
    There is no shoulder for the gas port which kind of scared me that setting a gas block will be an arduous process, but they actually dimpled the barrel exactly opposite to the gas port, so as long as your gas block has a set screw in the same location, your life will be easy. Fortunately the micro adjustable one I purchased from Spikes tactical, does.

    There was a blemish on the muzzle of the barrel but it is far enough away from the crown for me to not care about returning it.

  • 3
    Check before installation

    Barrel extension looked like it had been dropped and had a nick out of it. Other than it scratching the anodizing of off the receiver it functions like it should.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Very light barrel and great quality