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16" 5.56mm, Mid-Length, 1:7, LW

16" 5.56mm, Mid-Length, 1:7, LW is available for purchase in increments of 1

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Manufacturing # / SKU 16"_Mid-Length_LW_Barrel
Restricted Shipping No
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Barrel Length No
Manuf. Process Cold Hammer Forged
Twist Rate 1:7
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Material Chrome Moly Vanadium
Outside Finish Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate
Inside Finish Chrome
Gas System Mid-length
Diameter At Gas Port .750″
Barrel Extension A4
Profile Lightweight
Weight 1.50lbs
Manufacturer Daniel Defense

16" 5.56mm, Mid-Length, 1:7, LW

Cold Hammer Forging of barrels has been known for decades to produce the most accurate, longest lasting rifle barrels obtainable. The Cold Hammer Forging of barrels is accomplished through intense hydraulic pressure applied at opposing angles by carbide steel hammers. During the hammering process, a mandrel is inserted into the bore while the carbide steel hammers shape the barrel around the mandrel creating the chamber, the lands, and the grooves. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the Cold Hammer Forging process creates a defect free bore and the most consistent chamber possible.

Stripped Barrel  1.50lbs 
Barrel w/ LPG 1.58lbs 
Barrel w/ FSB  1.81lbs 

All Daniel Defense cold hammer forged barrels are made from start to finish in our state-of-the-art facility located in Black Creek, GA. In keeping with our heritage of not cutting corners, all cold hammer forged barrels feature a forged chamber and highest quality exterior coating. These barrels will prove themselves to be more accurate and last longer than a barrel that has cut or button rifling.

All Daniel Defense products carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee against defects in original materials and workmanship. If your Daniel Defense product shows evidence of such defects, Daniel Defense will make every accommodation to fix, repair, or replace your product in the most expeditious manner possible. Daniel Defense does not warranty products or damage caused to our products by the correct or incorrect installation of other manufacturer’s products. Be sure to retain your sales slip as proof of purchase date when making a claim.

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Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

Amazingly accurate
Shoots sub-moa groups with m855 and xm193 with a Geissele SSA-E trigger.
Review by RonDogg / (Posted on 11/18/2018)
Light in weight, but heavy in quality
After much research I installed the DDLW 16" barrel on my custom LW AR15 build. The quality is superb and it is very accurate. I've owned it now for almost 2 years and I am happy with my decision.
Review by Jimmy / (Posted on 2/16/2018)
Great product, flawless, indestructible
Top of the line awesome barrel, everything about it top notch
Review by Chezz / (Posted on 7/3/2017)
Great product! Outstanding customer service.
Awesome barrel. No break in required, long lasting and shoots MOA with cheap green tip ammo! No point in running any other barrel.
Cpl. J. Hope
Review by J. Hope / (Posted on 12/5/2016)
best barrel you could ever have. accuracy+manueverability+toughness in one.
Two thumbs up for this one!!! Meets all my expectations!!!
Review by mike / (Posted on 8/30/2016)
Excellent barrel.
I have been running this barrel on my AR build for 3 years now shooting off and on. I recently got into 3 gun and this is why I chose this barrel for my build. Light weight, and accurate.
Review by Brad / (Posted on 8/6/2016)
A barrel you can count on!
Great barrel! Have put about 5k rounds thru my DD M4 v7 and this barrel shoots around an inch at 100yds with most ammo. 1in7 twist stabilizes the 77gr loads great. Rifle has never failed to feed or fire and I have utmost confidence in this rifle.
Review by Cycletroll / (Posted on 6/7/2016)
Best Barrel Currently Available.
This is the perfect barrel - perfect weight and perfect profile. It wastes no weight anywhere, but doesn't sacrifice durability. Between the Gas Block and the Muzzle it is the same diameter as between the chamber and the gas block, unlike standard gov't profile barrels, which waste 6oz or so and provide no additional longevity. The .750 gas block seat is perfect for dimpling/pinning the barrel to secure your low-profile gas block for maximum reliability and provides the widest array of parts options.

The real selling point is Daniel Defense's Cold Hammer Forging. It provides outstanding durability, precision, and quality. I can't recommend this strongly enough.

(No, in case you're wondering, I don't get paid by DD. I have searched everywhere for the perfect barrel and this is it.)
Review by Daniel P / (Posted on 1/9/2016)
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