Faxon Firearms 6.5 Creedmoor Heavy Fluted Barrel boasts 5R button rifling and 1:8 twist. (Photo: Faxon Firearms)
Faxon Firearms launches a new heavy barrel in its Match Series, designed for use with the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge.
The Faxon Firearms 6.5 Creedmoor Heavy Fluted Barrel is constructed from 416R stainless steel, featuring straight flutes machined into the exterior. The fluting, according to Faxon, reduces weight in addition to adding a level of stiffness to the barrel as well as cooling properties. The barrel is 5R button rifled with 1:8 twist, measuring 22-inches in length.
Tipping scales at 2.75-pounds, Faxon notes that Heavy Barrel has been extensively tested and inspected for flaws.
“We put each 6.5 Creedmoor Heavy Fluted Barrel through a battery of tests, including Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) to ensure the barrel you install on your rifle is free of hidden flaws that could compromise accuracy or service life,” Faxon Firearms said in a statement.
The barrel is available from Faxon’s website, with a base price of $419; though the company does offer a list of upgrades which will drive prices northward.