Bear Creek Arsenal 16" .223 Wylde Heavy Contour 1:8 Carbine Length 416R Barrel - Black Wolf Straight Fluted - Black Nitride

SKU: B223-5.56CHB1618-SSBWF
MPN: B223/5.56CHB1618-SSBWF
Manufactured by Bear Creek Arsenal
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Ensuring that each Bear Creek Arsenal barrel is flawless before leaving their Sanford, North Carolina facility, tight controls and quality assurance go into every step of the manufacturing process. After drilling, reaming, rifling, and turning, all performed on their CNC machines under ISO-9002 Quality Systems, barrels must pass a 100% inspection and air gauging process.

This 16", 1:8 twist, heavy contour barrel is machined from 416R stainless steel then heat treated to RC 28-32 hardness and properly stress relieved. After being treated with a highly corrosion resistant salt bath nitride finish, inside and out, the barrel is lightened with eye catching "Black Wolf" straight fluting.

Bear Creek Arsenal's barrels, 16 inches or longer, will hold 1 MOA at 100 yards with appropriate ammo and shooting techniques.


Barrel CoatingSalt Bath Nitride
Barrel ContourHeavy
Barrel Length16
Barrel Material416R Stainless Steel
BrandBear Creek Arsenal
Caliber Gauge.223 Wylde
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.750
Gas System LengthCarbine
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:8
Weight2.29 Oz

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Practical And Pretty Too

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I'm more into function than form but this barrel shoots well and looks good too. An easy swap as all dimensions were as they should be but I would have liked to see Allen screw dimples under the gas block. I believe the fluting makes for a stiffer barrel that is a bit lighter and has more surface area for better cooling. My carbine is no gunsafe queen but she looks great and runs hard without fail. This is a good option.