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

MSRP: $340.00
Was: $340.00
Your Price: $269.00
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SKU:
BCM-BRL-MID-14-ELW-F-STD
Features:
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension (USGI)
Stock Status: In Stock
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.

Please note for gas block selection, barrel journal measures .625"
Approximate Weight: 1lb 4oz.

Fluted version is approximately .5 oz lighter



 
 
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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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6 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing turn around

    Posted by Jerry on Apr 9th 2019

    I purchased this barrel as a replacement for my buddies rifle, and hasn't been installed yet, however I will say it was delivered to my door before the payment had even cleared the bank. Bravo Zulu BCM!!! Will update after install is complete.

  • 5
    Ar15 barrel setup

    Posted by Liam Gordon on Mar 25th 2019

    Awesome light and beautiful. Top notch.

  • 5
    Customer review

    Posted by Casey Cdebaca on Dec 30th 2017

    Review body is empty

  • 5
    14.5 mid length fluted barrel

    Posted by Eamonn Hyland on Oct 27th 2017

    Great fit great finish pleasure doing business perfect

  • 5
    Light and tight

    Posted by Randall Goskowicz on Oct 13th 2016

    Amazingly tight groups at 100 yards after 500+ rounds with no evidence of heat-related barrel deflection. Part of a 5 lbs 12 oz. build that came in a less than $1500 without the sight.

  • 5
    BCM Mid weight barrel

    Posted by Alfred E. on Apr 26th 2016

    Very impressed with this barrel, fit and finish is outstanding. The OOHH, AAHH factor with my buddies was also very high. Haven't fired it yet but the build turned out to be very light weight as I had hoped. So far so good. Will recommend BCM to others and use them again. Thanks.