Christensen Arms .223 Wylde 16 Inch AR 15 Carbon Fiber Barrel
Carbon Fiber AR-15 Barrel with 416R Stainless Bore
Pioneers of the composite precision barrel, Christensen Arms brings their expertise to the AR-15 with this .223 Wylde barrel. The match chamber of this barrel shares compatibility with both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington cartridges, with a 1 in 8 twist rate to stabilize a wide range of projectiles. That’s just the basics, of course – under the hood, this barrel is something truly special.
Truly Precision Engineering
The barrel begins as a solid bar of 416R stainless steel, which is then button rifled, heat treated and stress relieved, then hand-lapped to ensure the bore is pristine. After that, the barrel gets turned down to a thin profile, before being restored with multi-directional carbon fiber wrapping. The carbon fiber keeps the weight down, while improving barrel harmonics and heat distribution.
What results is a barrel that looks very heavy, with a bull profile. However, this barrel weighs in just over a pound and a half, much like a typical government profile, albeit with far superior balance. And what you get in your AR-15, is a relatively light barrel with incredible, repeatable accuracy.
This barrel includes a .936 gas block and midlength gas tube.
- Length: 16″
- Caliber: .223 Wylde (5.56 NATO and .223 Rem compatible)
- Chamber: Match
- Material: 416R Stainless Steel with Carbon Fiber Wrap
- Twist Rate: 1:8 inches
- Gas System Length: Midlength
- Gas Block Journal: .936″
- Muzzle: 1/2×28 Threaded
- Weight: 27oz