Ballistic Advantage Performance Series 5.56 Hanson Carbine AR-15 Barrel with Pinned Gas Block - 10.3"

Manufactured by Ballistic Advantage
SKU: BABL556004F
MPN: BABL556004F
Manufactured by Ballistic Advantage
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The Ballistic Advantage Performance Series of barrels offer a ton of improvements over standard offerings. This 10.3” AR-15 barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and features the lightweight Hanson profile. It is made from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a durable and slick QPQ salt bath Nitride finish for long term corrosion resistance while the barrel extension features a Nickel Boron coating. The M4 feed ramps are a high wear point and the harder Nickel Boron will stand up to thousands of rounds pressing against it. The carbine length low profile gas block comes from the factory pre-installed and pinned for a rock solid and reliable setup. The 1:7 twist rate helps to stabilize heavier rounds especially out of a barrel this short. Threaded 1/2x28 for all your favorite muzzle brakes, so you can launch fireballs down range. High pressure tested, and magnetic particle inspected, this Ballistic Advantage 5.56 barrel is great for building your next carbine.

  • 10.3” barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO
  • QPQ salt bath Nitride finish
  • Nickel Boron coated extension and M4 feed ramps
  • Hanson profile
  • Carbine gas system
  • Pinned gas block
  • Made from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
  • 1:7 twist rate and 1/2x28 thread pitch
  • HPT and MPI

Ballistic Advantage proudly produces quality AR barrels that exceed very stringent demands. Their AR-15 barrels surpass the competition in precision and aesthetics. For barrels that deliver round after round consistently and accurately, choose Ballistic Advantage.
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Barrel CoatingSalt Bath Nitride
Barrel ContourBA Hanson
Barrel Length10.3
Barrel LiningSalt Bath Nitride
Barrel Material41V50 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
BrandBallistic Advantage
Caliber Gauge5.56 NATO
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.750
Gas System LengthCarbine
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:7
Weight20 oz.
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I purchased this barrel last year for my patrol rifle which l run suppressed. This is my second BA barrel and l'm not disappointed, when they state half MOA at a 100 yards with match ammunition, is true. At this price its a steal.

BA Hanson 10.3

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Hands down the most accurate 10.3 barrel on the market!

Fantastic Barrel.fir SBR/Pistol build.

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It will shoot and cycle 5.56 55gr to 75gr. Only caution is it will not hold back open when using SBR specific duty ammo Hornady 75gr SBR since it's designed with lower fps at 2310fps. I had to enlarge the gas port just a touch. After this modification it now shoots our duty rounds.

The pinned gas block is a bonus. I didn't have to worry about alignment during the build and its solid.

Very accurate and I highly recommend this barrel not unless you are using an SBR specific ammo with much lower FPS.

Good to go and I'll buy another one for my next clone build.

Quality barrel

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Ran great. Handled 55gr-77gr steel and brass case factory ammo very well. Very nice barrel for the price.


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Great barrel at a great price! I've been shopping from PA for a long time and I still can't believe how fast the shipping is!!