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Thread: Thinking about a Faxon 6.5 Creedmoor barrel? Read on...

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    Thinking about a Faxon 6.5 Creedmoor barrel? Read on...

    I recently purchased a Faxon Big Gunner 6.5 Creedmoor barrel, 16.1" inches, midlength gas.

    Installed in my Aero M5 upper and using a Toolcraft dual ejector high pressure BCG, it would not feed any of my 6.5 ammo. I tried with a single ejector bolt, and it fed Sellier & Bellot 140gr ammo with its shorter, more rounded bullet, but still refused to feed VLDs.

    Why? Because the feed cone is way too small and bullets simply hit the "wall" -- you can see the copper marks in the second picture:




    So I asked my gunsmith to widen the feedcone, which he did. Now the barrel/BCG combo feeds everything perfectly.

    Brass is fine, no problems with bulging cases or anything like that. Barrel is also very accurate.




    Before I talked to my gunsmith, I contacted Faxon directly and they said the barrel was fine and were no further help.

    So, if you're buying a Faxon 6.5 Creedmoor AR308 barrel, be forewarned that you may have feeding problems!

    You can look at all sorts of AR308 barrels online and see generous feed cones. I sincerely hope Faxon fixes this issue.
    Last edited by caporider; 11-15-19 at 14:58.
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    Amazing how often you read about Faxon barrels having issues. They're really a company I'd like to have confidence in...

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    Than You for the Heads Up. My biggest concern here would be the lack of Good Quality Customer Service.

    Just my $0.02.
    Last edited by md66948; 11-27-19 at 07:56.

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    It seems Faxon's once excellent CS has joined their QC in needing improvement.

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