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 7.62x40 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.
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.
Wilson Combat Recon Tactical Profile Barrels
The Recon barrel is the ideal package for a tactical shooter who wants precision accuracy in a short package. The Recon 14.7” medium weight barrel is ideal for a high rate of fire and features larger than standard 5/8”x24 tpi threads for secure flash hider/suppressor attachment pinning.
|Feed Ramps||M4 Style|
|Gas Block Seat||.750" Diameter by .920" Length - Dimpled for Set Screw|
|Gas System||Carbine Length|
|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.