.223 Wylde 18″ Heavy Barrel, Straight Fluted – Mid Length (phos)

4.83 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)


  • CALIBER: .223 Wylde
  • TWIST RATE: 1:8
  • PROFILE/CONTOUR: Heavy-Fluted
  • MATERIAL: 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • FINISH: Parkerized
  • GAS SYS: Mid-Length
  • MUZZLE THREAD: 1/2-28
  • ADDITIONAL SPECS/NOTES: Barrel is compatible with 5.56 NATO & .223 Ammunition.
UPC: N/A 712038344826 640901516073 SKU: N/A Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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Non-RF85, RF85 Treated

30 reviews for .223 Wylde 18″ Heavy Barrel, Straight Fluted – Mid Length (phos)

  1. 5 out of 5

    I put one of these on my latest build. My reloads were very tight fit, I’ll have to check my dies, but this barrel is so accurate it ridiculous. I have no problem putting a 5 shot group in one inch at 100 yards with 55 gr bullet. the 77 gr sierra matchking is even better. 6 inch target at 300 is easy with a 1-4 power scope. I’m going to order a couple more of these for other builds.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Website said to expect shipment in 15 to 21 days. I put my order in around 9:00 tuesday night and before 4:00 thursday, this barrel was at my door. Standard shipping??? Y’all are faster then AmazonPrime!!! Barrel looks awesome. Packaging was top notch. Thanks Anderson!!! You now have a guarenteed return customer

  3. 5 out of 5

    Does this have M4 profile feed ramps?

    • Yes Sir

  4. 5 out of 5

    What kind of steel is this made of?

    • 416R

  5. 5 out of 5

    Is this chrome lined?

    • No Sir

  6. 5 out of 5

    How much does this barrel weigh?

    • You are looking at about 2 pounds

  7. 5 out of 5

    do you carry this in a chrome lined or one similar

    • No we do not carry a chrome lined version of this barrel

  8. 5 out of 5

    What’s the expected life of this barrel?

    • most barrels can last for about 8000 rounds.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Does this barrel include a gas block and gas tube?

    • No it does not.
      You would have to buy those items

  10. 5 out of 5

    Does it have dimples for the gas block?

    • No it does not have the dimples for the gas block.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Is this melonite lined?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Got my barrel in the mail today. Everything looks great and the finish is flawless. The barrel is dimpled although only one under the gas port. Will review again after shooting a few rounds though it. Thanks anderson for the fast shipping and awsome products.

    • Please let us know what you think.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Can I get this exact barrel in riffle length gas system?

    • Sorry not at this time

  14. 5 out of 5

    Will this work with a handguard with a Inside Diameter 1 3/8″

  15. 5 out of 5

    Can’t remember if i rated this yet ,so got my order in record time 3 day’s. Amazing.loving the fit of all the part’s.I will be ordering more in mass!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Comparable with 5.56?

    • Correct, this will shoot .223 and 5.56

  17. 5 out of 5

    How do you install this barrel if it has no dimples for the gas block? Also will this work with a Multical spikes tactical upper?

    • when you screw the gas block screws in it should seat in the barrel.

  18. 5 out of 5

    It’s this barrel threaded so I can install a muzzle device?

    • Yes it is threaded
      1/2-28 thread

  19. 5 out of 5

    Puchased this barrel for my first ar build. It is awsome. Fit it with an Anderson upper and BCG. It was flawless from the very first shots.

  20. 5 out of 5

    When will you have more to sell?

    • just added some more to stock

  21. 5 out of 5

    When will these be in stock?

    • there are 9 in stock right now

  22. 5 out of 5

    What size buffer do you recommend for this barrel? Carbine or Rifle length?

    • this all depends on what buttstock you are using.

    • Carbine

  23. 5 out of 5

    Is there enough interest to produce this barrel with a full-length gas system?
    I am not as interested in a fast cyclic rate as a reduced recoil with a rifle length gas system and a rifle length buffer tube/spring/buffer. Having a hard time finding a barrel (in your price range) and a buffer tube that will work with an adjustable stock. Do you have or do you foresee having these pieces in the future?

    • Thank you for interest in the new barrel we will have to see about that in the future

  24. 5 out of 5

    Is there a possibility for me to receive an email once the RF85 variant of this barrel is restocked?

    I have great expectations for this barrel, but am unfamiliar with the restock rate of the Anderson Manufacturing website. 🙂
    I am currently building my first AR 15 and so far have been pleasantly surprised by the variety of part this website has to offer.

    Also… I know it is stated that that the RF85 treated pieces do not require lubrication, but should I still apply light lubrication for good measures or will it negatively impact something?

    Thank you for your time.
    ~ Gunnar

    • only lube if you plan on storing your weapon for a long period of time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    How long until back in stock?

    • in stock now

  26. 5 out of 5

    Any updates on restocking? What the difference between treated and untreated?

    • This barrel will be few weeks before it is back in stock.
      Treated is the RF85 version of this barrel. Meaning the barrel will be cooler which will double the life of the barrel.

  27. 5 out of 5

    So untreated last around 8,000 rounds and treated around 16,000?

    • Yes that is correct

  28. 3 out of 5

    On the desctription it says its 4150. Tom Steffner says its 416r? Is it still 4150 when rf85 treated?


  29. 3 out of 5

    The description says its 4150, Tom Steffner says its 416r? Is it still 4150 when rf85 treated?

    • The material is 4150 CHROME MOLY VANADIUM

  30. 5 out of 5

    What buffer system do you recommend?

    • We would use a standard buffer system
      carbine buffer and spring

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