All the great attributes and accuracy of our original STRETCH 16 Precision Barrels, but with fluting to reduce weight and to help with cooling. STRETCH 16 Precision AR15 Barrels are considered to be among 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 competitive shooters and law enforcement agencies due to its guaranteed accuracy and soft shooting appeal. The STRETCH 16 is a custom made barrel from start to finish. The foundation of every barrel begins with a barrel blank which is the reason why STRETCH Precision only uses McGowen 416R Stainless Steel, Premium Barrel Blanks. These blanks are shaped into 16" medium profiled tack drivers chambered in .223 Wylde with a button rifled 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 rotation 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 AR15 Barrel one of the softest shooting and most versatile AR15 barrels on the market. Complete Barrel Assembly includes a Melonited 17-4 PH Stainless Steel clamp on style .750" Low Profile Gas Block in addition to an intermediate length Gas Tube.
*Hand Lapping is a process that deposits lead evenly inside the barrel which smooths the bore and eliminates the need for a lengthy break-in process. A smooth bore is by all definitions a more accurate bore.
*Be wary of cheap imitations and copies- If it doesn't say STRETCH 16, it is not one of our custom world class barrels.
I've yet to shoot this barrel but, the shipping was super fast, the packaging was great, and the quality seems to be top-notch! Can't wait to get this thing to the range and get some lead through it! Unknown on Jul 17th 2017
Purchased this for one of my new 3 gun builds. Fit and finish was flawless, the red cerracoat went well with my American flag dipped rifle. Took rifle to range and was really amazed at the accuracy with any round I put through it. Light recoil and excellent accuracy will have me coming back in the future Kian Dolsen on Jan 3rd 2017
I love this barrel because it is looks awesome, is light and fast between target transitions, SEVERELY less recoil to manage, and most importantly sub MOA all day every day. I'm reloading Hornady 75g HPBT in front of 23.3g TAC and the constancy it impressive. I have one rifle for up close stages and long range. Matt Young 3 Gun competition shooter on Dec 4th 2016
I talked to Lou about the barrel before I ordered it and informed me very well and answered all the questions I had. I got the barrel it was quick shipping and looked beautiful. Put it on my rifle at the specs he recommended and zeroed it. I was than shooting 1 inch groupd easily with reloads at 100 yards. Very happy with how it functions and will be back to get another one! Garrett Brace on Feb 17th 2016
STRETCH Precision guarantees its barrels against defects and provides customers with a gold standard accuracy guarantee.