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The STRETCH 16 Phantom Precision AR15 Barrel, is top of the food chain when it comes to premium AR15 barrels. All STRETCH 16 Phantom barrels feature check fluting in the front and straight flutes in the back. These distinctions aren't just for show. The design shaves weight and aids in 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.
Lew with stretch precision is amazing I need a barrel fast for my first 3 gun comp and talked to lew and he had a barrel to me writhin 2 days and the fit and finish of the barrel was amazing and when I got it installed the barrel shoots flawless put 200 rounds thru first day with it and kept tight groups at 200 yards and had no malfunctions I'm looking to buy another one for a precision rifle I'm building and lew was incredibly helpful talking to me on install on barrel and advice on future build thank you lew for everything Michael Messinger on May 10th 2017
This is my favorite barrel! It shoots lights out and is so cool looking that I switched out my hand guard so you could see more of it. The red finish is definitely a head turner. Shipped super fast... I think I received it 2-3 days after ordering. Eliot on Mar 1st 2017
STRETCH Precision guarantees its barrels against defects and provides customers with a gold standard accuracy guarantee.