- Melonite treated (barrel extrensions have been secured before and after the process to insure no movement)
- 16" Stainless Steel Precision Barrel
- Intermediate length gas system
- .223 Wylde Chamber (shoots both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington), 1/8 Twist Rate, Button Rifled
- Certified 416R Stainless Steel
- M4 Feedramps
- Gas Tube included
- Guarenteed sub MOA accuracy at 100 yards with match grade ammo
- Hand lapped bore
- Weighs 1lb 15 oz
- THE MELONITE VERSION HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!!!
STRETCH 16 Precision AR15 Barrels are a Strong-Side Tactical exclusive and are considered one of the best precision AR15 barrels on the market. This is a Hand Lapped, precision AR15 barrel and it happens to be the barrel of choice for many professional shooters and 3 Gunners. The STRETCH 16 is a custom McGowen made barrel from start to finish. These precision barrels begin as a Premium McGowen Barrel Blank and are shaped into 16" medium profiled tack drivers chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1/8 Twist Rate. The .223 Wylde is regarded as the most accurate chamber for both 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington. The benefit of the .223 Wylde Chamber is that it provides the strength of a 5.56 NATO chamber while maintaining the accuracy of a .223 Remington chamber. The large majority of precision barrels are now .223 Wylde with 1/8 Twist Rate. One full bullet roation in every 8" of barrel length means accuracy can be maintained with multiple bullet grains/weights. What really sets the STRETCH 16 Precision AR15 Barrel apart is its "stretched" or intermediate length gas system. Typically, AR type rifles come in Carbine Length, Mid Length and Rifle Length gas systems. The STRETCH 16's Intermediate Length gas system is approximately 2" longer than the Mid Length gas system and approximately 1.5" shorter than Rifle Length gas systems. The longer the gas system, the softer shooting the rifle is. The afore mentioned features make the STRETCH 16 Precision Barrel one of the most versatile AR15 barrels on the market. **Melonite is a surface conversion treatment that produces longer life and durability in a barrel.
** Be wary of cheap imitation and copies- If it doesnt say STRETCH 16, it's not one of their world class, McGowen made barrels. **
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