Faxon Firearms has always been a strong aftermarket parts manufacturer for the AR-15 platform. Moreover, people seek them out for their extraordinarily light components that still maintain impressive accuracy. More recently they have begun to add in pistol parts to their portfolio and once again they are diving into another category: bolt-action rifles!
They are now producing barrels for the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor.
They are definitely excited to be doing so and had these words to express and elaborate on this first for their company:
Faxon Firearms is proud to introduce our first entry into the bolt action rifle market with our Match Series RPR (Ruger Precision Rifle) replacement barrels!
The Faxon RPR replacement barrels feature a hybrid between the Heavy Palma and MTU profiles with the addition of Faxon’s standard Heavy Fluting for maximizing rigidity while removing weight. Faxon’s pre-fit RPR barrels are manufactured out of 416R stainless steel and finished with a Salt Bath Nitride treatment for optimal longevity and corrosion resistance. This 24″ Faxon RPR barrel is chambered in 6.5″ Creedmoor, features a 1/8 twist, has a recessed 11 degree target crown, and is threaded in the standard 5/8×24 thread pitch.
Faxon RPR barrels are pre-fit and can easily be changed with the use of Ruger’s barrel nut design.
An essential break-down of the rest of the craftsmanship poured into this barrel can be read below as well.
- Barrel Material: 416R Stainless
- Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled, Lapped
- Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
- Twist Rate: 1 in 8″
- Length: 24″
- Profile: Fluted Heavy Palma
- Inside & Outside Finish: Nitride
- Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
- Weight: 4 Lbs.
- Magnetic Particle Inspected
- Recessed 11° Target Crown
These are currently available on their website and list for $429. Understanding the quality and care to the little details that Faxon is known for bringing to the table, these should be very serviceable and accurate barrels.
Do you own any of their components for other firearms? Would you purchase one of these barrels for your RPR?
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