16" .223 Wylde Standard Light SLR Carbon Steel Barrel

16" .223 Wylde Standard Light SLR Carbon Steel Barrel
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  • Mid America Armament
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $239.95
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The Standard Light barrel is what we feature on our SLR (Standard Light Rifle). It is designed with a lighter profile to balance the demands of the shooter requiring a lighter forend, while maintaining the dependability of a heavier barrel. It is about 1/2 lb. lighter than our M4E or any standard M4 barrel.

This is a custom 16” carbon steel barrel designed around the original M4 barrel profile. We have made a few changes to that standard to enhance versatility, reliability and accuracy:

The barrel is chambered in .223 Wylde - optimized to provide the accuracy of match-grade .223 Remington ammunition, yet retain reliability with 5.56 NATO ammunition.

Our barrels use a 1:8 twist rate, which is optimized for 55-69 grain bullets, but also provides good performance with larger bullets. The barrel uses a mid-length gas system. This reduces felt recoil, which is easier on both the gun and the shooter.

The barrel features dual indents 180° from the gas hole for easy gas block location and installation. It is recommended for use with the MAA low profile gas block. 


  • 4140 carbon steel
  • Hardened with salt bath nitride
  • Chambered in .223 Wylde
  • 1:8 twist rate
  • Accepts .750” gas block
  • 1/2”-28 threads
  • 16.2” overall length
  • 1.34 lbs with barrel extension installed

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