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


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Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU16"_Mid-Length_LW_Barrel
Restricted ShippingNo
Caliber5.56mm NATO
Barrel LengthNo
Manuf. ProcessCold Hammer Forged
Twist Rate1:7
Muzzle Thread1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
MaterialChrome Moly Vanadium
Outside FinishMil-Spec Heavy Phosphate
Inside FinishChrome
Gas SystemMid-length
Diameter At Gas Port.750″
Barrel ExtensionA4
ManufacturerDaniel 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/ LPG1.58lbs 
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 heavy phosphate exterior coating or Salt Bath Nitride Finish. These barrels will prove themselves to be more accurate and last longer than a barrel that has cut or button rifling.

Warranty Statement

Our Cold Hammer Forged Barrels carry a 100% satisfactions guarantee against defects in original materials and workmanship. If your barrel shows evidence of such defects, Daniel Defense will make every accommodation to fix, repair, or replace your barrel 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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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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