BCM® Standard 14.5" Mid Length Barrel, Stripped

MSRP: $350.00
Your Price: $279.00
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M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension (USGI)
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(.750) at Gas Block location
Approximate Weight: 1lb 10oz
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These are stripped 14.5" Mid Length Standard 11595E 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.
Government Barrel Profiles
Duty rifles are built to be carried - day in and day out. The USGI barrel profiles (often referred to as the Government Profile) enable the operator to carry their weapon for longer periods of time and deploy them faster than the heavier commercial H-Barrel counterparts. The government profile barrel is also compatible with the current M203 mounting systems.
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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29 Reviews

  • 5

    I was a little hesitant going 14.5 but must say it sure is accurate at 100 yards with a T1. Very high quality and fit perfectly. I plus one on the dimple, it's perfectly aligned for your gas block. 800 rds so far no issues! Thanks BCM!

  • 5
    What Can You Say?

    Typical boring BCM quality. The plus is the fact that the barrel is dimpled correctly for use with a low profile gas block. This greatly helps eliminate common gassing problems especially when being assembled by the home builder.

  • 5
    14.5 middy

    Excellent barrel. Beautifully done, shoots great, pleasant weight to carry. Put it in my Armalite with a pinned brake, sighting it in I got 3 round groups touching at 50 using a 4 moa dot sight. This is what a fighting rifle barrel should be.

  • 5
    Sub MOA at 100 yards

    Like the tittle says this barrel is sub moa at 100 yards with m855. BCM knows what they are doing and will but from them if my life depends on it.

  • 5
    14.5" barrel

    been using bcm barrels in all my ar builds and have yet to not be impressed. they dimple the barrel where the gas block set screws go, excellent quality.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    I love this barrel I do wish I saw the fluted ones first though but o well works great with my 13" kmr

  • 5
    Excellent gear

    I ordered a mid length barrel and gas tube to go with my KMR 13" forend. All the parts went together and the best is the weapon operates like a champ.

  • 5
    How nice could a barrel be?...

    It's just a barrel, right? Negative. The quality of these barrels are some of the best I've seen. The feed ramps are polished/de-burred for improved cycling, the finish is flawless, and the accuracy is about dime sized at 100 yards with American Eagle 55gr fmj. Definitely worth every penny!

  • 5
    Great service

    Great product, packaged well and shipped quickly. Definitely going to buy more stuff from BCM.