When you’re looking for you next AR15 16-inch barrel there are a lot of different options out there. You’ll have to decide what’s most important to you and use that criteria to steer you toward the right barrel. If long wear and accuracy are among your highest priorities, Wing Tactical has an outstanding AR-15 5.56 barrel option in WMD Guns Mid-Length 5.56 Nitromet Barrel with NiB-X Extension.
WMD’s match grade AR15 16-inch barrel is manufactured with a 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium blank. It’s chambered for 5.56mm NATO and given 1:8 twist button rifling for accuracy that’s hard to beat. The barrel exterior is turned down to a standard government profile and it’s pre-drilled for a mid-length gas system, ready to accommodate your choice of .750” gas blocks.
WMD Guns uses next generation proprietary processes to create surface coatings that make their barrels superior to many you might find on the open market. WMD uses a salt bath nitrocarburized coating method to produce the Nitromet finish that covers the bore and exterior of their match grade AR-15 5.56 barrel. Nitromet coating is more durable than traditional chrome coatings, resulting in a 40% greater bore life than Mil-Spec coatings.
In addition to the Nitromet barrel finish, the WMD 5.56 match grade barrel also uses a NiB-X coated barrel extension. The superior toughness and self-lubricity of WMD’s exclusive NiB-X coating create conditions that allow for exceptionally smooth operation of the completed weapon system, especially if the system includes a NiB-X coated bolt or complete bolt carrier group.
NOTE: For the protection of our customers and various safety and legal liability reasons, we do not accept returns on ammunition, firearms, barrels, or any product that contains a barrel. Defective firearms, barrels, any product that contains a barrel (i.e., complete AR-15 uppers, complete pistol slides, etc.) and ammunition must be returned to the original manufacturer for warranty service. You can have peace of mind that all firearms, barrels, complete uppers, and ammunition that we sell are brand new from the manufacturer, and have never been used, installed, or modified.