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 7.62×40 WT is based on the inexpensive and readily available 5.56×45 Nato cartridge case. The 5.56 case is shortened to 1.560” and then re-sized (single operation) in a standard 7.62×40 WT sizing die which results in a formed 7.62×40 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. The 7.62×40 WT was designed around an optimal overall cartridge length of 2.250” which is a perfect fit in the new Lancer L5 AWM magazine and allows for proper case neck to bullet fit. Therefore the barrel throat was optimized for this overall length and the 7.62×40 WT does not suffer from the same inconsistent accuracy issues in the AR platform often seen with the 300 Whisper and 300 BLACKOUT. The 7.62×40 WT only requires one unique component, the barrel to build. All other standard AR platform 5.56 caliber components are compatible. The 7.62×40 WT will function reliably with standard unmodified Lancer L5 magazines if downloaded to 17 or 24 rounds or Wilson Combat has modified Lancer L5 AWM magazines with 18/19 or 28/29 round capacity available that function ultra reliable. Wilson Combat would like to express our gratitude to Kurt Buchert for all his early development work on this cartridge.
Wilson Combat Ranger Profile Barrels
When light weight, fast-handling and Wilson reliability is what you demand in your next carbine, you need our Ranger barrel. The Ranger barrel taper shaves almost seven ounces off our Recon model and converts your AR into an easy to carry rifle for long days in the field without any loss in practical accuracy. The Ranger is an ideal choice for hunting rifles or a gun for a smaller statured shooter.
|Feed Ramps||M4 Style|
|Gas Block Seat||.750" Diameter by .920" Length - Dimpled for Set Screw|
|Material||Stainless Steel, Type 416R, Barrel Grade|
|Muzzle Threads||5/8" x 24|
|Rifling||1:12, Precision Button Rifling|
NOTE: Use in conjunction with Lo-Profile Gas Block for best reliability.
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Wilson Combat AR Barrel Service Policy
Because of the nature of the AR parts business and varying pressures of commercially available ammunition, Wilson Combat cannot guarantee function with a Wilson Combat AR barrel in your firearm build using core parts other than Wilson Combat branded parts (barrel, gas block/tube, bolt carrier group).
If you assemble a firearm with a Wilson Combat AR barrel and it fails to function, you first need to check the fit of the barrel to the gas block and the overall condition of your rifle’s gas system/bolt carrier group to ensure your system isn’t leaking gas. As buffers and springs play a role in overall reliability, the use of an aftermarket style buffer system is not recommended. When using an adjustable gas block, reliability is only guaranteed at the fully open setting without any gas port constriction. If you would like our gunsmiths to troubleshoot your AR build using a Wilson Combat barrel, Wilson Combat Custom Shop rates for troubleshooting will apply. (see below)
If you return a barrel for accuracy issues and we determine the barrel shoots within our specifications, Wilson Combat Custom Shop rates for troubleshooting will apply. If you return a barrel for possible headspace issues and upon inspection, the barrel is found to be within Wilson Combat specifications, Wilson Combat Custom Shop rates for troubleshooting will apply. (see below)
NOTE: Always have a competent gunsmith/armorer assemble your upper and headspace your barrel before first use.
Wilson Combat Custom Shop Troubleshooting Rates:
$75.00 per hour labor charge
$50.00 headspace verification
$1.00 per round test fire
Shipping to Wilson Combat for service is the responsibility of the consumer. If your Wilson Combat components are identified to be out of specification in any way, service and return shipping will be covered under our service policy. However, if the Wilson Combat components are found to be within specification return shipping will be the responsibility of the customer.