BCM® Standard 16" Mid Length (ENHANCED Light Weight) Upper Receiver Group w/ KMR-A13 Handguard

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SKU:
BCM-URG-MID-16ELW-KMR-A-13
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All BCM® Upper Receiver Groups with a KMR-A Handguard Include:

  • One 3" Picatinny Rail Section
  • One BCM KeyMod Sling Mount
 
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Manufactured by Bravo Company MFG, Inc. (BCM)
These Barreled Upper Receiver Groups are designed for shooting professionals and responsible civilians with the Mil-Spec features for the demands of their duty. They are fully assembled, headspaced, and test fired.
 
As a note: BCM barrel components are parkerized separately before assembly. Prior to shipping, all BCM upper receiver groups are test fired for function, laser bore sighted with a Milspec carry handle for sight alignment within Mil-Specs, and then batch samples are test fired for accuracy. As such, the upper receiver group will show handling marks consistent with these quality control procedures.
 
 
 
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension and Upper Receiver
In developing the USGI M4 carbine as one of the primary weapons for today's 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 upper receivers and all BCM barrels.
 
 
T-Marked Upper Receiver
The contemporary M16/M4 rifle is built around the concept of modularity. All of the BCM flat top uppers feature a USGI type laser etched T-marks to provide addressing for the remounting of tactical accessories such as optics, laser sights, etc. This enables the weapon platform to be easily configured and then accurately reconfigured for each specific mission.
 
 
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, private security personal, and personal defense for its' superior ballistics.
 
 
Mil-Spec Barrel Steel (Certified Mil-B-11595E)
BCM barrel steel is Mil-Spec per MIL-B-11595E, and is independently certified. 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. This 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 1960's was the addition of the chrome lined bore and chamber. It is now a worldwide standard in the industry for a battle rifle. The chrome bore and chamber is harder than the barrel steel and 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 or high quality personal defense ammounition. 

 
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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35 Reviews

  • 5
    My favorite non-SBR configuration!

    Posted by K.GULLY on Apr 9th 2019

    I have two of these 16" ENHANCED Light Weight *ALPHA* 13 uppers, and both will whack 12x18 inch steel all the way out to 600 yards every time I do my part correctly. I love the barrel profile - lightweight, but heavier where it does some good.... My oldest BCM upper has eaten 20,000+ rounds and the only issue I've noticed is the gas port seems to have gotten a little bigger (not a surprise). I have no reason to expect these won't be just as long-lived.

  • 5
    Superior products at affordable prices

    Posted by Tobin Dove on Oct 27th 2017

    This upper is built strong and sturdy and is shockingly light weight

  • 5
    BMC Alpha 13

    Posted by VICTOR Azuara on Dec 28th 2016

    Still need to shoot it but it is super light and I like the kemod setup.

  • 5
    Love this upper

    Posted by Nate on Dec 28th 2016

    You can really tell a difference when comparing the ELW contour+KMR alpha combo to your average cookie cutter Colt.

  • 5
    Bcm enhanced lightweight upper

    Posted by Ferdinand Straube on Dec 28th 2016

    Amazing quality, consistent groups, and and affordable price. Great job BCM quality all the way

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by John Buchter on Dec 27th 2016

    Put this on a Anderson lower works great.

  • 5
    STD 16 " mid length ELW

    Posted by David W on Dec 27th 2016

    Excellent quality , fit and finish perfect. I matched this to a BCM lower and have a top of the line weapon. Fast shipping and good price couldn't be happier. Thanks BCM

  • 4
    Really nice upper...

    Posted by Jeff B. on Dec 27th 2016

    Ordered as a component for a lightweight, M4 style build. Very satisfied with the quality of this upper, both in fit and finish.

    If I'd shot it and found that it fired as well as it looked, I'd give it a five!

  • 5
    Great upper assembly

    Posted by Zachary Cvetan on Sep 22nd 2016

    Great Product!! Fast shipping. Just assembled and took it to the range last Friday. Shot like a dream! I will be purchasing again from Bravo