Bear Creek Arsenal 18" .223 Wylde 1:7 Mid-Length SOCOM Barrel - Straight Flutes - Stainless Steel

MPN: B223WMSC1817(SSF)
Manufactured by Bear Creek Arsenal
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This high quality Bear Creek Arsenal barrel goes through its entire production life in Sanford, North Carolina at Bear Creek's facilities. Drilling, reaming, rifling, and turning are all accomplished on their CNC machines under ISO-9002 Quality Systems, allowing Bear Creek to put every barrel through a 100% inspection and air gauging process, ensuring every individual barrel is flawless before it leaves their facilities.

This 18", 1:7 rifled, SOCOM contour barrel is machined from 416R stainless steel, heat treated to RC 28-32 hardness, and properly stress relieved with eye catching straight flutes. Chambered for .223 Wylde, BCA expects that it, along with any of their barrels 16" or longer, will hold a 1 MOA group at 100 yards when used with appropriate ammo and shooting techniques.

Gas Port: Mid-length, 0.070"


Barrel CoatingStainless Steel
Barrel ContourSOCOM
Barrel Length18
Barrel LiningStainless Steel
Barrel Material416R Stainless Steel
BrandBear Creek Arsenal
Caliber Gauge.223 Wylde
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.750
Gas System LengthMid-Length
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:7
Weight3 lbs

Ratings & Reviews

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Not too shabby


Put it on a budget build and was able to pull a 3/4” group at 50 yards when sighting in with a 3 moa red dot. Works for me


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Can I give this 0 stars? First four shots within 3 inches at 50 yards, moved out to 100 yards, and by shots 8-9-10, I couldn't even find hits on the cardboard silhouette backing, let alone the 12" target. Came back to my fifty yard target, hits were all over, no apparent reason. Came in to 25 yards, same result! I may as well have been throwing fist-fulls is rocks. I quit after only 30 rounds.
<br>Cleaned it, tried again, just as bad the second time. I fired 10 shots at 50 yards, all over the place. You would have guessed I was hip firing. Sorry to have wasted the ammo. (Federal American eagle bras, btw)

Buyer Beware...

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Exterior looks good- unfortunately will not shoot. Tried too many types of ammunition and bullet weights to list. Sorry guys, complete waste of time. Love primary arms- Bear Creek has obviously got something wrong here. Should have known better. I don't expect even moa accuracy out of a budget barrel but 3" at 50 yards as an average- really...? I am not even willing to let my son and his friends use it as a plinker. Guess I have an expensive tent stake. On a positive note, it fed and fired every round...