MPN: 15BW8M14NGQ-5R-NP3 / 15BW8R16NMQ-5R-NP3 / 15BW8R18NMQ-5R-NP3


  • .223 Wylde chamber - safely fire either .223 Rem or 5.56 NATO ammo
  • Gunner Profile - a blend of two of the best performing profiles of all time, Gov't and Pencil
  • 5R button rifling for better accuracy
  • Magnetic particle Inspection (MPI), air-gauge tested, and fully stress relieved
  • All Faxon .223 Wylde match barrels are individually checked for headspace
  • NP3 coated barrel extension
  • Nitride treated inside and out
  • 11-degree target crown to ensure superior accuracy
  • QPQ Nitride corrosion resistant finish

*A barrel that is shorter than 16" is only for use on a pistol configuration firearm or a NFA registered Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR). All NFA laws apply!

Faxon Firearms .223 Wylde Gunner Profile AR-15 Match Barrel


  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO / .223 Rem
  • Chamber: .223 Wylde
  • Gas Seat: 0.625"
  • Twist Rate: 1:8 Twist
  • Material: 416R Stainless Steel
  • M4 Feed Ramps: Yes (NP3 Nickel Teflon Coated)
  • Muzzle Thread Pattern: 1/2"-28 TPI
  • Bore Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Gas Placement:
    • 14.5-Inch: Mid-Length
    • 16-Inch: Mid-Length
    • 18-Inch: Rifle-Length
  • Weight:
    • 14.5-Inch: 1 lb. 3.2 oz.
    • 16-Inch: 1 lb. 5.28 oz.
    • 18-Inch: 1 lb. 7 oz.


  • AR-15 upper receivers


So you’re looking for an AR-15 match barrel and you’re not going to be satisfied with yesterday’s news. Faxon Firearms manufactures their own line of custom profile .223 Wylde barrels that will not only let you have your cake and eat it, they’ll help you eat your opponent’s lunch too.

A Whole Barrel Full of What You Want

The Faxon Firearms .223 Wylde Gunner Profile AR-15 Match Barrel brings it all to the party without hesitation. You get the steadfast reliability and cool control of a heavy barrel married with the easy movement and refined accuracy of a pencil profile barrel. That’s the whole point of Faxon’s GUNNER barrel profile. It fits the AR-15 Match Barrel shooter just right. Whether you want the Match Series in an 18”, 16”, or 14.5” .223 Wylde barrel you won't be disappointed in this one.

Faxon Barrel: Purpose-Built In-House and Packed with Quality Features

That’s the Faxon way of doing things. You needed a barrel that was everything you need and nothing less. Faxon replied with a redesigned barrel profile that marries a forward pencil profile barrel to a government profile aft to give you a barrel that handles like a dream but doesn’t drift off target or easily suffer ill effects from heat stress. That’s the GUNNER in a nutshell.

Since we’re talking match grade, the AR-15 .223 Wylde barrel chamber is backed up with an NP3 extension that’s Nickle-Teflon coated for self-lubricity and flawless fit to your receiver. Quality fitment makes for greater accuracy and when you team it with 5R rifling you’ll see nothing but good things in the glass down field. It doesn't matter if it's an 18”, 16”, or 14.5” .223 Wylde barrel you're looking for, Faxon has your perfect fit.

In case you still have concerns, you’ll be happy to know that Faxon Magnetic Particle Inspects every barrel for flaws before giving them a smooth silk but tougher than the elements, Nitride treatment inside and out. There’s no peeling chrome here to ruin the service life of these barrels.

Faxon Gunner Barrels Perform

When you want an AR match barrel that won’t let you down the Faxon Gunner barrel is the one you can count on to retain its accuracy even when firing multiple shots down range. While other AR match barrels are susceptible to heat stress, the Faxon Gunner barrel is designed to deliver match grade performance without pampering.

Quality 416-R Stainless Steel construction finished inside and out with a salt bath nitride process produces a strong barrel that’s ready to go to work without worries about corrosion or longevity.

Still Not Sure? Let Us Help.

If you’re trying to decide which barrel is right for your build, the customer service pros at Wing Tactical are ready to help you decide which of the Faxon Barrels is right for your needs. Our staff knows shooting, it’s our passion. Whether you’re a 3-gunner or solely a distance shooter, we can help you find the right components for your ultimate build. We’re available online or by email when you need us and we know the products we sell.

We’re shooters too, we speak your language. No fuzzy safe space lingo here. We’re ready to help you build the firearm of your dreams, all you have to do is let us know what you have in mind. We’re kind of like your fairy godmother but our wands are designed to give you an edge at the range, no pumpkin required.

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