Radical Firearms 16" 5.56 NATO 1:7 Mid-Length SOCOM Barrel Assembly
Chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge, with a button rifled 1:7 twist rate, this barrel will yield superior performance throughout the full range of .223/5.56mm ammunition, including the legendary 77-grain open tip match.
Includes a factory installed low profile set screw gas block, stainless steel mid-length gas tube, and is threaded for your 1/2x28 muzzle device.
Ratings & Reviews
Wrong gas tube recieved
by Jonathan -
They sent me a 10 inch gas tube instead of the mid length 13 inches
My first build and could not be more pleased. I matched the barrel with a Radical Firearms bolt and an Aero Precision upper and lower. For under $500 this gun shoots great. It has shot flawlessly for over 600 rounds
I'd buy another...
Bought this barrel a year ago and have about 1500 rounds through it now. It's installed on an Aero upper with a UTG free float handguard and DPMS Miculek brake. My Weaver 1.5-6x scope is zero'd at 25 yards and shoots 1.5" groups at 25 and 2-3" groups at 100. This last weekend I hit a 6" steel with 7 out of 8 rounds from 300 yards, elevated above target. At this point I'm pretty satisfied with the accuracy and I'd buy this again for another range or defense rifle. As for initial quality out of the box, machining looked good and finish was quality.
Buy a Ballistic Advantage.
This barrel has functioned. Only malfunction I've ever had was one stuck case (that was probably caused by ammo). I never did any formal accuracy testing, but standing at 100yd I was hitting all over a man sized target. Your money would be better spent on a Ballistic Advantage Barrel.
Purchased this Barrel over a year ago got about 1,000 plus rounds through it and still shoots 1.5 at 100 yards i would not hesitate to get another.
Radical M4 Barrel
Great quality barrel. These barrels are made by ER Shaw so no complaints there. Also found out from Radical these are going to QPQ plating by the same manufacture who handles Remington and Mossberg.
<br>Installed easy on an Aero upper. Shot fine with decent groups for a $99 barrel. It is not a Noveske and I know it. I am not taking this rifle in to battle and don't need it to last over 5000 rounds. At this price I can replace it as needed.
<br>Great bang for buck.