AR15 Barrel, CORE Series, Nitride, .223 Wylde
ADM .223 Wylde Barrels by Criterion Barrels Inc feature 1/8 twist, .223 Wylde chambered, 4150 CMV (chrome moly vanadium) steel, Nitride finish. The ADM barrel provides the durability of the best material in the family of Ordnance Grade Steels, coupled with a Nitride finish for corrosion resistance, reduced maintenance and enhanced accurate life. The barrel is hand lapped prior to finishing to provide the most consistent bore dimensions possible. The Wylde chamber ensures the barrel is able to shoot to its accurate potential while safely and optimally handling .223 Remington, and 5.56mm Nato ammunition. Barrels are offered in the Criterion CORE contour which promotes ease of handling and heat dissipation, as well as typically providing sub MOA accuracy with match grade ammunition and an experienced shooter from a bench rest. these are the same barrels used in our 11.5" Defender Pistol and 13.9" Patrol Rifle.
The CORE Series feature a modern, continuous taper profile that eliminates steps and harsh variations in diameter. The steel is redistributed where it is needed most: surrounding the chamber. Added weight over the chamber absorbs heat evenly during hard use and moves the balance of the rifle closer to the body for increased control. This is optimal for maintaining balance when used with modern accessories like Low Power Variable Optics (LPVO’s), weapon-mounted lights, suppressors, clip-on night vision devices, and IR lasers; these components boost the capabilities of the rifle, but can hinder the shooter’s performance by increasing front-end weight. The front end of the CORE Series remains light and fast for better handling, balance, and speed.