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The (GEN 2) STRETCH 16 Phantom AR15 Barrel is top of the food chain when it comes to premium AR15 barrels. The Phantom features 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. 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. The aforementioned features make the STRETCH 16 Precision AR15 Barrel one of the softest shooting and most versatile AR15 barrels on the market. Phantom barrels include 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.
I recently bought the Phantom red 223 Wylde barrel for my competition AR 15 build and it looks great under the carbon fiber hand guard, after initial break in it shoots sub MOA at 100 yards with 62 and 69 grain HPBT ammunition. This is a very nice barrel for anything you need to build your next project rifle with. James Lestina on Oct 16th 2022
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.