This 6mm ARC barrel is another in the Premium Black Series from Ballistic Advantage, a higher end line of products that are still priced reasonably and that provide great value for the cost. This barrel is for an AR-15 build that uses a 6mm ARC round. The ARC is an advanced rifle cartridge and is a newer round having been developed in 2020. The 6mm has a caliber of .243, so it is slightly bigger than the tried and true .223 Remington round; grain weights are larger, and the circumference of the cartridge is also larger to accommodate powder increases. This is a round meant to have high accuracy while still maintaining a soft recoil which is a great feature for any user that needs a precise, accurate round for any tactical or hunting purpose. This barrel is made from 416r stainless steel and then coated with a QPQ nitride finish to increase longevity by increasing resistance to corrosion. This is a good choice as it provides the benefits of a stainless-steel barrel as well as the benefits that accompany this style of coating.
- 6mm ARC
- 1:7 twist rate
- 5/8×24 muzzle thread pitch
- Nickel boron coated extended M4 ramp feed extensions
- QPQ corrosion resistant finish
This Ballistic Advantage 6mm ARC barrel is also subject to the brand’s guarantee to fire sub-MOA accuracy, at 100 yards. This shows the potential purchaser that the company is proud to stand behind the products they produce. This cartridge has excellent accuracy; this barrel’s accuracy is also top notch. The barrel is also in an SPR profile, this is a Ballistics Advantage classification that is like a DMR style barrel. This barrel also has the extended M4 feed ramps that are coated in Nickel Boron, a feature specific to this Premium Black Series of Ballistic Advantage rifle barrels.
A great value for the money, with great finish quality and premium bore characteristics, this is a nice barrel for premium builds, but won’t price you out of a more standard build. Ballistic Advantage as a company makes all their products in the United States from domestically sourced materials and workforce.