Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 20" Non-Threaded, 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
|| Mid Length|
|| Stainless Steel, Type 416R, Barrel Grade|
| Muzzle Threads
|| Recon Tactical - Non-Threaded|
|| 1:12, RH, Six Groove, Precision Button Rifling|
|| 40 oz. |
7.62x40 WT Test Target
||762 x 40WT 20
|Probably the finest machining I have ever seen on a barrel--could not find a single mark. Although paying for the name also, it is still worth it. I do have some disappointments however. The barrel seat is very short and limits the products that can be used--like front sights for instance. A flash suppressor should be included. Reload data is not avail through any of the major reloading books. All that said, I do believe in this cartage and it is all it is made out to be--a 30-30 that is semi auto. A worthy hunting and self defense tool to be reckoned with.|
|I have had this barrel for 18 months. Results with the normal range of bullet weights 110-130 is most satisfactory. While heavier spire point bullets seem to need to be seated too deep to get enough AA1680 in the case for velocities matching the 30-30, I have found that round nose bullets allow even 180gr weights to be used and still deliver the 2000fps velocities of the 30-30 170 gr. factory loads.Thanks for a most useful calibre and wonderful barrel.|
||Barrel of your and my choice!
|Are you looking for a barrel to hunt with an AR15 in 7.62? This is your choice.
Best groups with 110TTSX as of yet is 0.65 100yd at 2450fps!
Killed 7 pigs in a group that rampaged my land out to 300yds. 3 scope height, 110gr, set your 0 to 200 and go with anything to 225yds and be within your point of aim or Maximum Point Blank Range|
|Having no interest in sub-sonic or suppressed firearms, I decided on this option. Boy am I impressed! After only 20 rounds, and without any attempt at load
development, I shot 5 rounds at 100 yards into 1 inch. Cant wait to see what happens after break-in and load development. A great piece of workmanship, mirror-like bore, great finish. This is what the AR platform should have been from the beginning.|
||All That and Then Some
|I purchased my barrel, dies and brass about a month ago. It was very easy to assemble and the brass easy to load. I even resized a few pieces of brass and found the process very simple. I used 135gr SMKs in front of Lil Gun and 7 1/2 REMs. My first five shot group measured .459 @ 50 yards. My first 5 shot 100 yard group was .573. On my next visit to the range I will be shooting at 200 yards. I cleaned the barrel after every five shot group and found heavy copper fouling at the muzzle. This is the first of any of my guns that has copper fouling this bad. All in all this is a fun cartridge to shoot. Cant wait to do a little hunting with it. Im planning another project and will not hesitate to purchase from Wilson Combat again.|
|- Ron Smith, MD|
||Just what I wanted.
|I ordered this barrel and the Hornady dies and got them in a few days. Quality of barrel is excellent and I had not problem putting it on my Bushmaster upper. The Hornady dies were a revelation to me, very high quality. I had a little trouble annealing the cases at first, but soon found I was overheating them. I found the right amount of time to heat them. I was able to assemble some loads with Sierra 110 HPs and Speer 125 HPs. One three shot group was 1/4 inch at 50 yards. It has been too cold to shoot it more, but I have it sighted in well enough to go coyote hunting this winter.
What I like is that this round nips at the heels of the .30-30 and the 7.62x39. My nephew built a 7.62x39mm AR-15 for a customer and had to take it back. It jams sometimes due to the taper, and takes special mags. I have no such worries here. I can use cheap GI brass, regular GI magazines, less powder, .30 caliber bullets, and have a more effective round than the .223.
Some have compared this round to the .300 Whisper, and .300 BLK, saying the 7.62x40 WT is no better. ?? Hey, its a free country! Buy what your like! I like the extra powder capacity, and I can do anything these two excellent cartridges can, plus a bit more. This is about the most powder you can get into the .223 case and still shoot .30 caliber bullets in the AR-15. Works for me!|
|- Dale Lock, IL|