Ballistic Advantage Modern Series 16" 5.56 NATO Government Contour 1:7 Nitride AR-15 Barrel - Mid-Length - 1/2x28
This 16" government contour barrel is chambered for 5.56 NATO ammunition and is ready to accept your favorite .750" gas blocks.
Weight: 28.0 oz
Ratings & Reviews
Ba barrels are bad ass
I just installed one in my rifle dimly amazing and great price very accurate.
by Christopher -
Great "value" barrel. I've put 500 rounds through and it's still as accurate as it was out of the box. I don't see a point in spending 2 or 3x the amount for a fancier barrel, when all it takes is a little TLC to keep it maintained. I've read other reviews about BA and the care they put into making their barrels. With this, I haven't regretted a single penny.
Outstanding Customer ServiceThe barrel looks great. Well machined finish. Off ever so slightly on the right feed ramp but 4.9 stars isn't an option. Comes with a sub MOA guarantee (@ 100 yards with match ammo) with no break in period. Best part was the customer service. Have a weekend shooting trip planned and the carrier (which was advised by a PA rep) was having some delays due to winter storms. Receiving knew about the issue but it wasn't communicated to customer service. PA took accountability for the internal gap in communication and overnighted me a new barrel so it would arrive in time for my trip. That says a lot about how much they valued my patronage and wanted to make things right for an issue that wasn't wholly their fault. That speaks to the character of the people working behind the scenes there. Another site had the barrel a little cheaper but you can't but a price on integrity. I'll pay the extra $15.
Good Barrel for a few cents more
Wanted an Ar built for accuracy without throwing money at it for the wow factor. Chose this barrel no regrets most accurate in the stable outshoots my Colt no problem. expecting .75 or lower moa with handloads based on the factory fodder.
PA does its job Fedex does not
Ordered the barrel 3/22/16 with FedEx 2-day. Barrel arrived 3/28/16. PA offered a refund for shipping even though they did there job but FedEx did not. Talk to FedEx customer service sometime and you will never use them again. Great looking barrel btw. PA will continue to get my business but with a different carrier.
Dimple all barrels!
by Armando -
Solid barrel! Disappointed that they don't come dimpled:(
BA stands for Bad A**...
by Stephen P
These are by far the best for the money that is available. If you dimple a BA barrel you void the warranty. That is from BA Tech Support. So dimple at your own risk!!!
A BA barrel you can count on to perform
by Jim -
sweet barrel and a great price. This barrel out performs my others I spent 4 times as much. The barrel finish is flawless. The cuts are precision. Everything about it is quality. I have 4 BA barrels and there all quality. Catch them on a PA sale and your good to go.
by Darcie -
What a barrel, look great finish is perfect. Packaged well, shipped super fast, price was great. Haven't built yet but do not see any issues. PA is my new barrel supplier. Thank you
Great Barrel for the Price
by Steel Arms Industries
This is a solid barrel for the price. We have built a lot of rifles over the last 5 years using this barrel, and the quality and consistency remains the same. Fit and finish is solid. The tolerance and fit of the barrel extension is perfect fit across several upper receiver manufactures. Gas Block journal is perfect fit for most gas blocks, not to tight or loose. Found that accuracy break in is about 50 to 60 rounds, groups start to get tight. Mostly shoot 55 to 65 grain ammo, likes everything you throw in it.
Gets the job done
by Kris -
Just - WOW
by Brad -
Wow! Way better performance than expected. the barrel holds 1 moa or less with all ammo used from the bench. I was able to keep a 3" group at 200 yards with a red dot and a sand bag using cheap ball ammo. excellent finish and fit.
Very accurate barrel
by james -
The workmanship on this barrel is as close to perfect as you can get. After about 10 shots, I’m getting close to 1/2” groups with American Eagle 223 50gr Varmint and Predator ammo. Just wish the barrel came dimpled. Would definitely buy again.
Don't go Cheap
by T.M. So¹³Cal -
This B.A.M. 16" barrel was needed for my first AR build. Performance and reliability is a must in my book so I saved money by ordering the part myself & did not have to settle for stock.
Soft & On Point
Absolutely love this for a 16in build. Eats anything, shoots noticeably softer than a carbine length gas system and they may as well guarantee 1/2" MOA at 100 with decent ammo. I'm of the opinion that you can't beat these guys for the money and blow many way above this price line away as well. Fit and finish was perfect. All this and it's offered by the place I've learned to always look at first, Primary Arms. Great customer service and fellow enthusiasts. Never anything shy of the best from these guys. Stop thinking and buy it.