16" 6.8 SPC II, Mid-Length, 1:11, S2W®
Our 16” 6.8 SPC II barrel is perfect for those seeking increased performance over the 5.56mm NATO round in an AR-15 build. The Strength to Weight profile barrel (Daniel’s Heavy Barrel) is Cold Hammer Forged from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Mil-spec heavy phosphate coated and chrome lined with 1:11 twist on a Mid-length gas system.
|Manuf. Process||Cold Hammer Forged|
|Muzzle Thread||5⁄8×24 TPI (Threads Per Inch)|
|Material||Chrome Moly Vanadium|
|Outside Finish||Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate|
|Diameter At Gas Port||.750″|
|Barrel Profile||S2W® [Strength-to-Weight]|
It's a Daniel Defense. Did you expect anything less?Wanted a 6.8 SPC III for a while. Decided to build a new upper. Wished DD offered a stripped upper I could get my hands on. This thing shot 1/2 Mil groups the first week using my V11 lower and a Vortex Razor HD. Have it mated to a Wilson Combat Upper using a Daniel Defense BCR. Will be finishing it out now that I like it so much with a WC lower. Very fun gun to shoot. S2W profile is a little on the heavy side but the added weight makes it a very soft shooter. This is the ultimate Hog Gun. Just trying to decide on what optic to leave on it. Working on reloads now. It is a little expensive to shoot.
A good barrel for huntingPreliminarily, I'll give it all stars. I have shot less than 200 rounds but thus far (still tweaking loads) it shoots sweet. Nice tight bolt/lock-up, the chamber did not need polishing, rifling looks good (I have not bore-scoped it yet).
I did not want a stainless barrel on this build and the functional benefit of the 16-18" jump is much greater than 18-20". SO in my opinion, 20" is more weight to benefit than I wanted. I also like the profile. I've just not been a large fan of the lightweights where the segment behind the gasblock and in front of the chamber is thinner than that in front of the gasblock to muzzle. Just like a bowstring, barrels vibrate when used.
And if I counted right, there are 5 lands. Now, all things being equal, I prefer 5 lands to 4. Six lands is good as well but on a .277 5 might be a tad easier to clean.
$150 steel is good. The crowning is as well. Well packed and shipped. And, because I am in TN, they GA and it in stock at the time, quick too.
And did I mention a mid length too. I have no timing issues, no finish blems. It is a good barrel.