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Brownells: Faxon Firearms AR-15 Lightweight Barrels

Montezuma, IA based Brownells has notified us they have some new lightweight barrels available from Faxon Firearms. These range in size from 10.5 in. to 20 in. and in price point from $149.99 to $189.00. The barrels work for standard AR-15 but offer what they say is noticeable weight reduction, hopefully, affording better handling all around.

We haven't used 'em yet but they are thus far well received. A few product reviews showcase some pros of the barrels as “…aesthetically pleasing, easy to install, and good value.”

One touts it as an “Awesome lightweight barrel, after break-in was shooting 5 shot groups at ¼ MOA @ 100 Yards.” Yet another reads, “I bought this barrel for a lightweight AR project and assembled it with a BCM KMR Alpha tube. The completed upper assembly is just incredibly light weight. It moves around so much faster from target to target. The accuracy is very, very good. I’ve only run a few loads through this particular gun, so I can’t say it’s close to match grade or not, but I have no complaints. Zeroing sights and red dot was easy and trouble free. Assembly, also without a hitch.”

Brownells Faxon Firearms AR15 Barrell 1

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You can read the full description here.

Faxon Firearms AR-15 Lightweight Barrels

Born from over 35 years of machining some of the hardest materials on the planet in our ISO-certified facility, Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value and quality. Barrels are manufactured from either 4150 CMV Steel.  Faxon Firearms barrels have a 1/8 twist to stabilize the entire range of common loadings. Further, they feature QPQ Black Nitride coating for superior accuracy and longevity. 16″ barrels are all mid-length, 18″ are rifle, and 10.5″ barrels are carbine length gas. Muzzles have ½” x 28 threads, and the gas shoulder accepts .625” low-profile gas block 1” long or less. Will not accept standard-length front sight block. All barrels feature M4 feedramps, are button rifle and are magnetic particle inspected.

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