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

MSRP: $325.00
Your Price: $254.00
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SKU:
BCM-BRL-MID-14.5-ELW-STD
Features:
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension (USGI)
Stock Status:
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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Professional Grade Weaponry, by BCM®
 
 
These are stripped 16" 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.
 
 
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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5 Reviews

  • 3
    Within spec.

    Posted by Patrick Hale on Jul 6th 2020

    A tad expensive for a non-CHF barrel, but it's BCM QC and whatnot so what do you expect? Worth the extra.
    I haven't been out to shoot it yet, but off first impressions it's very light and the rifling is well defined and clear. I suggest that BCM add a deep crown to it if possible, though, and as such removed a star. Considering the price you would figure that they would.

    Anyway, it's still a good barrel by the looks of it. My suggestion would be to go with another chrome lined barrel manufacturer or, better yet, splurge on a BCM CHF barrel.

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by anonymous on Apr 14th 2019

    Consistent barrel that is accurate w/ both 55gr and 77gr loads. Incredibly light.

  • 5
    Quality you would expect

    Posted by Randy Chavez on Oct 27th 2017

    They dimple the barrel at the gas port for secure mounting of your set screw gas block. Didn't expect that! Awesome!

  • 5
    Beyond reproach

    Posted by Picky consumer on Dec 28th 2016

    I wanted a quality chrome lined barrel for a lightweight build. This thing is way light and high quality. Just seeing the enhanced profile next to a govt profile makes all other barrels look outdated. The more BCM products i buy the more i prefer them to all others. I've never been disappointed by anything BCM but these new products are taking it to a whole new level. Thanks a ton guys and please keep up the hard work!

  • 5
    Barrels

    Posted by terry bouquot on Sep 22nd 2016

    I have used BCM barrels several times on my builds, and have been more than impressed with the speed in which they arrive, and the quality of the product. You guys have it right! Keep it up!