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The (GEN 2) STRETCH 16 Fluted AR15 Barrel is one of the most well-known barrels on the market. Lightweight, soft shooting and extremely accurate are the three most common terms used to describe it. This is a custom, hand-lapped, precision AR15 barrel and it happens to be the barrel of choice for a large number of competitive shooters and law enforcement agencies. Its guaranteed accuracy and soft shooting appeal can’t be denied. All STRETCH Precision barrels are made from premium 416R barrel blanks and shaped into medium profile tack drivers. The STRETCH 16 Phantom comes chambered in .223 Wylde with a button rifled 1/8 Twist Rate. Please note: 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. These 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 black nitride, intermediate length Gas Tube and thread protector.
*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.
Was on the waiting list to get my FDE barrel. When I finally got the barrel, the gas tube was shipped seperate. Had to wait 4 days counting (weekend). Thus the four star rating. Everytime I called to get a update, customer service was very quick to respond.
Put my AR together and zero 25 yards with great groups. Very satisfied with what I got. I do wish it was a tad lighter but other than that so far so good. Would order another barrel in the future. James B. on Jun 18th 2018
I purchase a Stretch Precision fluted, FDE barrel to include in my Assault Wifle (AW-15) build; yes, it is for my wife!
I couldn't be happier with the quality, performance, and the customer service during the purchase process. BTW, my wife really is thrilled with the looks and performance. Dave Aud on Apr 15th 2018
I was looking for a replacement barrel on my 3 gun/ Coyote hunting rifle, I saw a review on this rifle and ordered one I was a little worried about the longer gas system and clamp on gas block not giving me the reliability that I expect from my rifles. So far not a single malfunction with this system, on my rifle using an H buffer and stock spring and Mil-spec bolt carrier group. Unknown on Oct 9th 2017
I was in need of a new barrel and a few friends told me about the Stretch barrels so decided to give them a shot. That was three barrels ago and shopping for barrels is easy now...if I need a barrel I just buy a Stretch16!
I run their barrels in my 3 gun rifles and I've just built a new coyote hunting rifle with one of their barrels.
I also run one of their barrels in our shop test rifle that we use for accuracy testing when developing new commercial ammunition. I use their barrels becuase I know they they're accurate as hell....so if the load isn't shooting I know it's the load and not the rifle!!! These barrels are capable of solid "repeatable" accuracy!
Customer service is as good as it gets...these guys set the standard that all other companies should follow when it comes to taking care of your customers.
Riggs, Owner of Keystone Munitions on Mar 12th 2017
This is my second STRETCH 16 barrel for a reason. STRETCH Precision customer service is second to none. These guys are honest and always helpful with my build questions. They shipped my barrel out the same day I bought it. Two days later, I was holding it in my hands. I generally only shoot out to about 200 yards but can get sub MOA all day. Bryce on Dec 4th 2016
STRETCH Precision guarantees its barrels against defects and provides customers with a gold standard accuracy guarantee.