What are the best 16" barrels for the money


#1

I’m building a new upper and want to put in a decent 16" barrel, 1 in 7 twist. It will be free floated and have a flash suppressor on it. The receiver will be a flat top style with no irons. I will have a scope permanently mounted on it and may use it for coyote hunting. I have a Bushmaster DCM, and a Dissipator with a CMMG barrel on it that seems to collect copper fouling pretty good. I don’t have a good feel for what is considered a good barrel for the money, I really don’t want to spend more than $400 for the barrel.


#2

IMO you cannot go wrong with a black hole weaponry barrel. They are right around 300 dollars. I have about 10k through mine and it runs like it’s brand new


#3

If you get 4150 steel qpq nitride you will never need another barrel unless you shoot every day. You can get a awesome barrel for $150


#4

I got a Faxon barrel its very accurate and reasonably priced. http://faxonfirearms.com/16-heavy-fluted-5-56-nato-mid-length-416-r-stainless-steel-qpq/


#5

I’ve switched to BHW polygonal barrels for everything.:relaxed:


#7

I use this place in kalispel, MT. Excellent company.

www.x-caliber.net


#8

Had good luck with barrels from blw, JP Enterprises, centurion, Hyperion, wilson and green mountain. All these barrels seem to consistently better in accuracy and through a bore scope.


#9

I just bought a 16" heavy barrel that’s 223 wylde from S I Arsenal that looks like it should do really well. I’ll update once I get it put in the rifle. Oh I paid 140$ and its stainless.


#10

Anyone have any experience with BCA barrels?


#11

My vote is for the lothar walther at $199


#12

What do you guys think of this one here…
http://www.andersonrifles.com/product/16-m4-contour-chome-lined-barrel-with-a-mid-length-gas-system/


#13

I would look at Melonite/Nitride barrels before chrome lining. The Nitride lasts much longer!


#14

As Travis said below, look into QPQ/Nitride barrels rather than chrome lining. They last longer and you do not have to worry about the chrome lining affecting accuracy. I would suggest Faxon Barrels. They are great for the price.


#15

Plus one on the Faxon Barrels.


#16

After doing a LOT of research, I recently purchased a 16" M4-style 1450 Melonite/Nitride/QPQ 1:7 twist mid-length barrel chambered in .223 Wylde from Palmetto State Armory (part number 7791528 - I paid $120, but I see they’re temporarily out of stock as I write this). I decided on this one because I didn’t want the thin/pencil profile, the Melonite/Nitride is said to be extremely durable and .223 Wylde is supposed to be very accurate, especially with heavier 5.56 grains. And $120 was a bargain. It’s still early, but I have zero complaints so far.


#17

My vote is larue. They are on sale now for just over $200sh.


#18

With all the negative don’t buys and such you get what you pay for I purchased two a 16" 300aac and 18" 223 wylde and both are very accurate for my applications and I’m pleased with them


#19

My vote is larues stealth amazing barrels