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Ballistic Advantage Modern Series Pencil 5.56 NATO AR-15 Barrel - Mid-Length - 16"

Manufactured by Ballistic Advantage
SKU: BABL556028M
MPN: BABL556028M
Manufactured by Ballistic Advantage
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The Ballistic Advantage Modern Series AR-15 barrel is combines the durability and strength of 41V50 chrome moly vanadium steel with the exceptionally corrosion resistant QPQ treatment. This provides not only an impressive barrel life but ensures excellent accuracy and an affordable price. Every Ballistic Advantage barrel is guaranteed to give sub Minute of Angle accuracy with match grade ammunition. This 16" pencil contour barrel is chambered for 5.56 NATO ammunition and is ready to accept your favorite ..625" gas blocks. High pressure tested and magnetic particle inspected, this Ballistic Advantage 5.56 barrel is great for building your next rifle build. 

  • 16”
  • 5.56 NATO
  • 1:7 Twist Rate
  • 1/2x28 Threaded
  • QPQ Coated M4 Ramps
  • Mid-Length Gas System
  • Pencil Profile
  • 23 oz
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Barrel CoatingQPQ Nitride
Barrel ContourPencil
Barrel Length16
Barrel LiningQPQ Nitride
Barrel Material4150 Chrome Moly Steel
BrandBallistic Advantage
Caliber Gauge5.56 NATO
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.625
Gas System LengthMid-Length
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:7
Weight23 oz
California Prop 65 warning

 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Ratings & Reviews

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Great barrel

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Excellent barrel, highly recommended.

Light and accurate


I have two of these barrels one has an A2 post and the other is free float. Both will consistantly shoot 1.5 -2 MOA with M193 or hunting and defensive loads. Both also will shoot sub moa with their choice of match grade loads. Great barrel for a lightweight build. Ballistic Advantage and Primary Arms both are great companies.

Couldn't be Happier!!


I built an AR-15 carbine for my wife using this fantastic barrel! I used a Polymer upper and lower, light buttstock, light BCG, standard A2 muzzle device and a light 12" rail. Total weight with an AT3 RDS is 5lb 6oz. It gives me 3/8" groups at 100 yards off the bench. My wife couldn't be happier!!

Great lightweight barrel

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Bought this for a lightweight build and it is great.

MUCH lighter. My wife loves the lighter feel of her rifle now.

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9 ounces less than a standard M4 profile. That "9 ounces less" really makes a difference in "feel" when the rifle is shouldered. Bought to replace the barrel on my wife's rifle. She loves how much lighter is it now. Probably buying another to replace barrel as well. ZERO difference in recoil "feel" with the reduced weight, and preliminary testing showed no negative difference in accuracy compared compared to the previous M4 profile barrel. Might even be more accurate than previous barrel.


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This went into my Aero builders set for a light weight build. Shoots great!!