BCM® Standard 16" Mid Length (ENHANCED LIGHT WEIGHT - FLUTED) Barrel, Stripped (.625)

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M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension (USGI)
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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.

Please note for gas block selection, barrel journal measures .625"
Approximate Weight: 1lb 6oz.

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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19 Reviews

  • 5
    Customer review

    Posted by Charles Ebert on Oct 8th 2019

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  • 5
    Customer review

    Posted by Alex Paglione on Jul 23rd 2019

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  • 4
    Looked thicker in the ad...

    Posted by william mcewan on Apr 10th 2019

    So far, it seems OK. Installation was not a problem.
    I've seen bull barrels for less. Time will tell.(so will I)

  • 5
    Light, accurate, high quality

    Posted by Mike on Apr 9th 2019

    I'm very happy with this barrel. Out performs my old Government profile barrel (even though it shouldn't...) and weighs noticeably less. Looks great on the rifle, as well.

  • 5
    Superior quality!

    Posted by William Saenz on Jan 20th 2018

    Awesome barrel! I will put one on every AR I own.

  • 5

    Posted by Tikldshitless on Oct 27th 2017

    Blazing fast shipping, was packaged well and always love getting the decals. Finally completed my build and all I can say is perfection. BCM upper with this light weight fluted barrel. Complete build came in at 6.5 lbs. Will definitely buy BCM for my next build. Keep it up!! Got a customer for life.

  • 5
    16" fluted barrel elwf

    Posted by Kayleb Allen on Oct 27th 2017

    Great barrel,pretty accurate as well!really cut down

  • 5
    Great barrel!

    Posted by Brandon Gale on Oct 27th 2017

    A gunsmith saw it and asked who it was from, said he wanted one now to build with. Only issue was there is one gas block dimple, and my bcm gas block had 2 set screws, took some playing at the range to get it right.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Nicklas Praytor on Dec 28th 2016

    The barrel is definitely light. The barrel allowed me to easily keep the rifle below 6lbs which was my primary concern. I still have some shooting to do to determine the barrels accuracy, but everything so far is very promising.