Proof Research 16" .223 1:7 Wylde Midlength Carbon Fiber Barrel

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SKU: 250026872
MPN: 250026872
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The .223 Wylde chamber is an extremely versatile way to shoot a variety of different types of ammo. It was designed with as a hybrid chamber that could take full advantage of the .223 Remington ammo while still being able to withstand the higher pressure of the 5.56 NATO ammunition. This 16 inch 1:7 twist Mid-Length Carbon Fiber Barrel is a great choice for hunting small to medium game as the light weight will make the rifle all but disappear in your hands or backpack. But don’t let the light weight fool you. This barrel is just as durable as standard steel barrels. With exceptional cold-bore accuracy, you will be able to make the first shot count. Thermal diffusion after long strings of fire is extremely important with carbon fiber barrels and Proof Research uses a helical wrapping pattern of the carbon fibers to effectively dissipate heat from the core of the barrel instead of insulating it. The core is a full profile match grade 416R stainless steel barrel turned down significantly and then wrapped with a high-strength, aerospace-grade carbon fiber that has been mixed with a composite resin.

  • 64% lighter than traditional steel barrels
  • Match-grade accuracy
  • Improved heat dissipation for cooler and longer lasting barrels
  • No point of impact shift during high volume of fire
  • Reduced harmonic barrel vibration
  • Extremely durable
  • Approved for use by United States Military
  • Length: 16”
  • Twist rate: 1:7
  • Caliber: .223 Wylde
  • Weight: 1 lb. 11 oz.
  • Mid-length gas system

The Proof Research AR15 carbon fiber barrels provide a lighter weight, extremely accurate, and durable alternative to the standard steel barrels. Proof research is able to accomplish such high quality by combining advanced composite materials and thermo-mechanical design principles with a unique manufacturing process and the result is a barrel that weighs a fraction of steel barrels while prolonging barrel life.

This barrel, along with the many other options to choose from, will dramatically reduce the weight of your rifle whether you are using it for hunting, competitive long-range precision shooting, or even using it as a duty rifle. The 1:7 twist rate is also extremely helpful for hunting because it will properly stabilize the heavier hunting rounds. The firearms industry is in dire need of innovation and Proof Research is leading the way.

Proof research is committed to building the highest quality barrels on the market that can withstand tough environments while still maintaining accuracy and reliability. Their rigorous quality control and manufacturing processes ensure that every barrel that leaves their facility is up to the standards that are expected of a company of this magnitude. Their Quality barrels are a result of more than just precision manufacturing, they are an outcome from countless hours researching and developing resins, adhesives, and composite materials for the aerospace and defense industries. This level of dedication is proof that Proof Research is the best option for a lightweight, durable, and accurate rifle build.
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Barrel Coating
Barrel Length16
Barrel LiningStainless Steel
Barrel MaterialCarbon Fiber Wrapped 416R Stainless Steel
BrandProof Research
Caliber Gauge.223 Wylde
Feed RampsM4
Gas Seat Diameter.750
Gas System LengthMid-Length
Manufacturer.Proof Research
Thread Pattern1/2 X 28
Twist Rate1:7
Weight1.69 lbs

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