Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 16", 1-12 Twist, Stainless
Nearly two decades of building the finest custom tactical AR-15 rifles have given us the insight to develop a comprehensive line of stainless steel, match grade barrels that offer superior accuracy, reliability and longevity for your next custom AR rifle project.
All Wilson Combat Match Grade AR-15 barrels are precisely crafted of the finest American-made 416R rifle rated steel on computer controlled equipment to our exacting list of technical specifications. These proven barrels feature a hand-polished bore and feedramps and then complete a rigorous final inspection process that ensures your new barrel will meet your most demanding expectations. All barrels feature crisp CNC markings, precision muzzle crown and a chamber and gas port optimized for reliability.
The Recon Tactical is our vision of what a practical, all-around medium profile AR barrel for rigorous tactical training, hardcore hunting or all-purpose field applications should be. The Recon can do it all-very well. Fluted barrel model reduce weight even further and increases stiffness to the barrel for no loss in practical accuracy.
The 7.62x40 WT was developed by Wilson Combat to a reliable .30 caliber solution for the AR platform with enhanced power, range and accuracy over other .30 caliber AR chamberings. It uses a standard bolt and a slightly modified, standard magazine.
Designed for tactical/defense applications as well as hunting for medium sized game such as deer and feral hogs. The 7.62x40 WT has very useful tactical applications with soft point and hollow point bullets providing reliable terminal performance on soft tissue while the Barnes TTSX will easily penetrate tough barriers. For hunting the 7.62x40 WT vastly out performs the 5.56 and is on par with the 6.8SPC at ranges out to 175-200 yards. The very mild recoil of the 7.62x40 WT also makes it ideal for female and younger shooters as well as anyone that’s recoil sensitive.
The 7.62x40 WT is based on the inexpensive and readily available 5.56x45 NATO cartridge case. The 5.56 case is shortened to 1.560” and then re-sized (single operation) in a standard 7.62x40 WT sizing die which results in a formed 7.62x40 WT case with a finished overall case length of 1.565”. The cartridge is designed for 110-150gr .308” diameter bullets loaded to supersonic velocities, but if chambered in a 1-8 twist barrel is also suitable for heavy bullet subsonic use also. An adjustable gas block is typically not required when switching from supersonic to subsonic. Loaded ammunition, components and modified magazines are available from Wilson Combat.
|| 7.62x40 WT|
| Feed Ramps
|| M4 Style|
|| Matte Bead-Blasted Stainless|
| Gas Block Seat
|| .750" Diameter by .920" Length - Dimpled for Set Screw|
| Gas System
|| Carbine Length|
|| Stainless Steel, Type 416R, Barrel Grade|
| Muzzle Threads
|| 5/8" x 24|
|| Recon Tactical|
|| 1:12, RH, Six Groove, Precision Button Rifling|
|| 33 oz. |
7.62x40 WT Test Target
|Great barrel. No flaws, smooth finish, and every thing lined up. Used a YHM flash suppressor/comp, and low profile gas block. The barrel fitted really snug in my Anderson Machine upper. After shooting only 20 rounds, with only having to use 4 rounds for scope placement, at 100 yards with a slight cross wind, I kept the rest of the rounds in a 1.75 group. So far, I am a happy customer with this barrel.|
|- Rodney, OK|
||great item, long wait
|It is a great item. I waited 6 months for it. I had to call and find out where my order was. I was asked if I still wanted it and the customer service rep went to the production line and snagged one for me. GREAT JOB, production was making uppers and lowers to sell before orders came in for them. I was really impressed with the round as well, I built a bolt gun with the same chamber. I wouldnt order another one from them, since I figured out how to make my own barrels.|
|- Ron Britt, TX|
||7.62x40wt 16 inch barrel
|Received my barrel with a few days from purchase. No issues at all. 👍👍👍|
|- Parker Tillman, OK|
|Recieved my barrel from wilson combat in a timely manner. Finish was better than expected.....keep up the quality work..|
||Excellant Round and Products
|I have used Welson 1911 products for years. This was my first AR products and I found them to the same excellant quality as the 1911 products.I ordered the 7.62x40 WT 16 inch Recon Barrel, dies ,cartridge guage , mag. and Accu-Tac flash hider. Put together with all new upper parts. Had no trouble forming 100 rounds per your instructions.
Put together a load using the 110 gr. Serria bullets and the H-110 powder to break in the barrel. Shot 30 rounds , 3 shot groups and clean the barrel. The first 7 three shot groups were all touching each other except the first group.My 11 yr. old grandson then shot 3 three shot groups not touching but under 1 inch. We were not using my bench rest set up ,only front bi-pod and rear squeez bag.All at 100yds. I have put together several AR style rifles in 5.56 with other brands and never had one to shoot this good with just 30 rounds. I find most take about 100 rounds to break in.
Great products. Very pleased.|
|- Bill Dover, TX|