Radical Firearms 16" 5.56 Barrel Assembly 1:7 Mid-length - Gas Block - Gas Tube
- 16” barrel made from 4150 chrome moly steel
- 1:7 twist rate for proper stabilization for a variety of bullet weights
- ½x28 muzzle thread pitch for a variety of .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO flash hiders and brakes
- Mid-length gas system that combines reliability with recoil reduction
- Salt bath nitride finish for corrosion resistance
- M4 feed ramps cut in barrel extension for reliability
- SOCOM barrel profile for accuracy
- Includes low profile set screw gas block
- Includes stainless steel gas tube
This 5.56 NATO barrel assembly is compatible with Mil-Spec AR-15 upper receivers and features the popular mid-length gas system. This gas system length is optimal for reliability as well as recoil reduction as it uses less gas over a longer period than a carbine length resulting in a recoil impulse that is much tamer. The barrel extension has M4 cut feed ramps to aid in reliability when chambering a variety of different rounds. The muzzle is threaded 1/2x28 for maximum compatibility with flash hiders, suppressors, muzzle brakes, and compensators. The SOCOM barrel profile is designed to help with accuracy as the thicker steel reduces the amount of barrel vibration resulting in a bullet that leaves the muzzle in a straighter path.
Radical Firearms offers law enforcement grade hardware, crafted with quality materials and covered by their lifetime warranty. Radical Firearms is an outstanding choice for any budget.
Ratings & Reviews
Wrong gas tube recieved
by Jonathan -
They sent me a 10 inch gas tube instead of the mid length 13 inches
My first build and could not be more pleased. I matched the barrel with a Radical Firearms bolt and an Aero Precision upper and lower. For under $500 this gun shoots great. It has shot flawlessly for over 600 rounds
I'd buy another...
Bought this barrel a year ago and have about 1500 rounds through it now. It's installed on an Aero upper with a UTG free float handguard and DPMS Miculek brake. My Weaver 1.5-6x scope is zero'd at 25 yards and shoots 1.5" groups at 25 and 2-3" groups at 100. This last weekend I hit a 6" steel with 7 out of 8 rounds from 300 yards, elevated above target. At this point I'm pretty satisfied with the accuracy and I'd buy this again for another range or defense rifle. As for initial quality out of the box, machining looked good and finish was quality.
Buy a Ballistic Advantage.
This barrel has functioned. Only malfunction I've ever had was one stuck case (that was probably caused by ammo). I never did any formal accuracy testing, but standing at 100yd I was hitting all over a man sized target. Your money would be better spent on a Ballistic Advantage Barrel.
Purchased this Barrel over a year ago got about 1,000 plus rounds through it and still shoots 1.5 at 100 yards i would not hesitate to get another.
Radical M4 Barrel
Great quality barrel. These barrels are made by ER Shaw so no complaints there. Also found out from Radical these are going to QPQ plating by the same manufacture who handles Remington and Mossberg.
<br>Installed easy on an Aero upper. Shot fine with decent groups for a $99 barrel. It is not a Noveske and I know it. I am not taking this rifle in to battle and don't need it to last over 5000 rounds. At this price I can replace it as needed.
<br>Great bang for buck.