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14.7" 5.56 Pencil Profile Midlength AR 15 Barrel, Modern Series

SKU: BABL556012M

Availability: In stock




Our 5.56 chambered 14.7 inch Pencil Profile Mid-Length Modern Series Barrel is machined from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel with a QPQ Corrosion Resistant Finish and QPQ coated M4 feed ramp extension.

The .625” barrels are called this due to .625″ diameter at the gas block journal. This profile is a thinner and lighter weight version of the original .750".

All NFA/ATF Rules Apply
You may use this barrel with a lower receiver that is a Registered SBR, Machine Gun, or Pistol. Possession of this barrel along with a Non-NFA lower receiver is Prohibited, except when permanently attaching a muzzle device extending the length to 16 inches.

Additional Info

Length 14.7"
Material 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
Profile Pencil
Finish QPQ Corrosion Resistant
Gas System Length Mid-Length
Gas Block Journal .625"
Twist Rate 1:7 inches
Muzzle 1/2x28 Threaded
Weight 21oz
Other Info No
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Functions/Fits GreatReview by Thomas
I have not done any precision testing with this barrel as that is not what I bought it for. This barrel is on a lightweight fighting rifle build. It has functioned great since day one with the exception of appearing to be over gassed. The fit and finsh are great.

My only "complaint" is when ran with a standard carbine buffer and spring it was really throwing brass forward. Hornady 223 55gn TAP rounds were going nearly to the 1 o'clock. It even cycled reliably with 55gn FMJ loaded with 20.5 gns of H335 (really under loaded).

I contacted BA and they offered to take the barrel back to check it out, but I wasn't sure there really was anything "wrong" with it. I put a SpringCo Blue buffer spring and an H2 buffer in there and it calmed down alot. I don't want to tear it apart to pin gauge the gas port as the gas block is dimpled and staked on there (and I also have the BCM Gunfighter comp pin/welded now). (Posted on 8/24/2018)
Favorite BA barrel for 5.56!Review by Eric "Sleazy E"
I've owned 11.5, 12.5, 14.5, 14.7, and 16 inch BA barrels in 5.56. I think this is my favorite! So I really wanted to build a 14.7 with a pinned and welded OG flash hider to bring it to 16". Palmetto State had a sale on their 14.7" CHF barrels with pinned front sight base, delta assembly and end cap for $169.99. After tax it was around 185. I got it like a week and a half later and that POS front sight was so canted it was disgusting!! The barrel looked pretty nice, but I don't do canted sights. I called up BA and told them about my situation with Palmetto and they assured me that I wouldn't get a canted sight on they're barrel. When I got it, it was straight as an arrow and beautiful! Shooting it was absolutely phenomenal! (Posted on 8/1/2017)

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If for any reason you have a warranty issue with one of our products, please visit Contact. Describe your situation, take some detailed photographs, and include your name and order number or transaction id. One of our technical specialists will then review your claim and contact you within 3-5 business days. For any returns other than warranty issues, a 10% restocking fee applies. All claims regarding cosmetically blemished or damaged items need to be submitted to Contact for review within 72 hours upon receiving the shipment.

Accuracy Guarantee

Guaranteed to Perform

We are committed to providing products that meet, or exceed, the expectations of our most discerning customers. We stand behind that commitment. From the moment you unwrap one of our barrels, as you configure it with your receivers and handguards, and as you fire it on the range or in the field, we want you to experience the unique elegance and uncompromising quality that we craft into every one of our barrels.

We also stand behind our commitment to performance. All Ballistic Advantage barrels are guaranteed to give sub Minute of Angle (MOA) accuracy with match grade ammunition.1

If you are not completely satisfied with the form, finish, and fit of any of our barrels, please visit Contact to discuss your concerns. If you find your BA barrel is not performing at the high standard of sub MOA accuracy, please first consult our Troubleshooting Guide on our website. If you need further assistance please visit Contact. Usually, our armorers are able to resolve any issues over the phone. If the issues are not resolved we will ask that the barrel be sent to us for inspection.2 We will either correct the problem or replace the barrel, or if the customer prefers, we will reimburse the purchase price of the barrel.

1 We define sub MOA as a group size of 1 inch or under at 100 yards with a 3 shot magazine fed group, or 5 shot single loaded group.

2 The customer is responsible for the initial return shipping costs of the barrel. If any defects are found, BA will reimburse the shipping costs and either replace or refund the original purchase price of the barrel.

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