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18" .223 Wylde SPR Stainless Steel Rifle Length AR 15 Barrel w/ Ops 12, Premium Series

SKU: BABL223021P

Availability: In stock




This .223 Wylde chambered 18 inch barrel is machined from 416 Stainless Steel with a bead blasted finish. Our Premium Series Barrels feature a Nickel Boron Coated Extended M4 Feed Ramp Extension.

This barrel features a longer .750” profile dimension necessary for proper installation of the OPS Inc 12th model collar and suppressor.

Additional Info

Length 18"
Material 416R Stainless Steel
Profile SPR
Finish Bead Blasted
Gas System Length Rifle
Gas Block Journal .750"
Twist Rate 1:8 inches
Muzzle 1/2x28 Threaded
Weight 41oz
Other Info HP and MPI Tested
Product Video


Accurate!Review by Tyler
Upon opening the packaging I noticed how well the barrel is finished. The bead blast is very uniform and clean looking. Next thing I noticed was the crown. It is very uniform and does not have any tooling marks.
I bought an Areo Precision upper for my my MK 12 build. The extension was a very tight fit. (very good for precision accuracy) I heated up the receiver with a heat gun for a few minutes and it slide in by hand to about an 1/8" shy of flush. I started torquing the barrel nut and it slide right in.
I have not done a lot of handload testing, but so far I found two loads that produce consistent 1/2" MOA groups. This is with bulk PMC once fired. I know it will shrink down to 1/4" Moa with good uniform brass and some fine tuning.
Here's the thing I'm most impressed about my Ballistic Advantage barrel. It cleans super easy. It becomes spotless after only a few patches. I did not do the normal barrel break in on this build. I just opted to shoot and clean it more frequently for the first 100 rounds or so. I had about 400 rounds down the tube and remembered I never cleaned the copper out. I only used a very mild powder solvent. So, I ran my go to copper solvent, Montana Xtreme, through the barrel and let it sit for 30 minutes. To my suprise, I didn't get a single spec of blue on the patches. This is truly amazing! Even my super high dollar precision bolt barrels didn't do this. This is a testament to the quality you get when you buy a Ballistic Advantage barrel. I know exactly what's going to replace this barrel when it burns out! (Posted on 7/2/2017)
Very PleasedReview by John
Just got back from the range. Began the break in of the barrel and zeroing of the sights. Even with "range ammo", the groups were all well within the MOA spec. Looking forward to completing the break in, and sending some match ammo down range.

I'll admit I was a bit surprised by the amount of oil on the barrel when it arrived, but it cleaned up easily. The install was effortless.

The barrel (and misc. parts in my order) are very nicely made. Shipped in a reasonable time and price. Well packaged. And most importantly it performs flawlessly. (Posted on 6/16/2017)
AccurateReview by Mark
Very pleased with this barrel, both aesthetics and performance.

I assembled a rifle based on this barrel on an 80% lower, with a Nikon 3x9 40mm scope. I'm a still little more than a novice at rifle shooting, but with 77 gr Sierra Match King OTM bullets, one of my 5-shot first groups measured 0.95".

MOA performance despite a rookie behind the trigger -- to say my pretty darn happy with this barrel is an understatement. (Posted on 3/26/2017)
Excellent CraftsmanshipReview by Chad
The machining o this barrel is excellent, excellent, excellent... from the recessed crown, chamferring, bead-blasting, threading, M4 extension plating and instillation... all excellent

Packaging was superb with multiple layers of protection

Only disappointment was that I paid $210, and three days later when I received the barrel, it went on sale for $178.50.

Will update review for accuracy after installing this weekend. (Posted on 3/20/2017)

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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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