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Today we finally got some good intel on the new Northtech Defense barrels we’ve been patiently waiting for. I’ve talked to Dustin at NTD quite a few times and, like the mad scientist he is, he’s been fine tuning these things for months. Rainier Arms will get the introductory first run of barrels which will be offered in both a 10.5″ and 16″ length with the option of a 1/7 or 1/8 twist. All of the barrels will be made of 416R Stainless Steel with 5 cut ultra-precision button rifling and chambered in .223 Wylde which is a hybrid chamber that helps increase the accuracy of a 5.56 NATO bullet. These barrels should shoot lights out. The 16″ barrel even comes with a SUB-MOA Guarantee, no questions asked. If you’re an AR owner you know you’re already thinking about building another rifle. Definitely put one of these barrels on your list of ones to check out. Plenty of pics and details listed below. I’ve also put links to the individual pages for purchase info as well. Get ready to take advantage of these awesome introductory prices as soon as the status changes to “In-Stock” which should happen some time later today.
Northtech Defense 10.5″ and Fluted 16″ Ultra Precision .223 Wylde Stainless Steel Barrel Details
- Made from the best barrel blanks in the industry, crafted entirely in the state of Oregon.
- 416R Stainless Steel. Certified barrel quality material grade, heat treated and stress relieved
- Carbine Length Gas on 10.5″ and Mid Length Gas on the 16″
- 5 cut ultra-precision button rifling, which has been proven to perform to the highest levels of shooting accuracy in the industry
- Each barrel extension is precision matched to each barrel. After the chamber is cut, the entire unit is then checked for proper headspace to a master bolt face in order to pass inspection prior to shipment.
- Extended M4 feed ramps
- NTD logo precision CNC engraved on each side of the muzzle end
- Fine bead blasted and precision fluted.
- 1/2×28 muzzle threads
- Northtech Defense signature barrel contour
- Weight: 10.5″ = 20.625 ounces, 16″ = 32.2 ounces
- Choose from 1:7 Twist or 1:8 Twist
Each and every Northtech Defense barrel is made with the highest level of accuracy during the machining process. The barrel is chambered and chamber polished and head spaced to a master bolt face with barrel extension individually matched to each barrel. It’s also precision crowned. The rifle blank is precision gun drilled, lapped and rifled utilizing 5L rifling that has been proven to produce the highest level of shooting accuracy in the industry. Our barrels are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA or your money back, no questions asked.
KAK Industry is a company we ran across by chance and pretty much fell in love with. They make some really awesome stuff including multiple different types of buffer tubes, barrels, flash hiders, compensators, etc. and the company’s owned and operated by a great guy. These aren’t products they source out and just laser their name on either. They seriously make these right there in their shop. We love to support Americans who are making great products and KAK Industry is just that. Lately I’ve posted about some KAK parts and people have been asking who they were and what the quality was like so I wanted to write something up regarding my personal experience with their parts.
I originally approached Kurt to ask about his Fluted Pistol Buffer Tube that caught my eye in some photos. After talking a bit he asked if I was interested in checking out one of their 300BLK barrels, shoot the heck out of it and send it back when I was done. Of course I was interested so he sent me a barrel, gas tube, gas block and one of their KAK KeyMod rails. I already had a stripped upper laying around and a Smith Enterprise 7.62 Vortex flash hider. All of the parts appeared to be very well spec’d and went together with no issues. Using a Geissele Automatics REACTION ROD I was able to assemble the upper in no time.
I decided to use my San Tan Tactical STT-15 billet ambi lower with a CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb drop-in trigger, a Battle Arms Development safety and Magpul furniture to finish off the build. I also used a set of Troy sights and as you can sort of see in the picture above the front sight has a Blitzkrieg Components Chevron FSP in it.
One of the things I’m very careful about with 300BLK is making sure myself, or anyone else shooting my guns, can’t accidentally mistake a mag full of 5.56 for 300BLK or vice versa. That never ends well so I had my buddy Adam over at A Breon Custom make me a PMAG with the 300 BLACKOUT text on the sides and I make sure ONLY 300BLK gets put in the mag. This is especially important if you’re taking another upper or rifle with you.
The overall feel of this rifle is great. As with most KeyMod handguards, it’s very smooth so there’s no need for gloves really. It’s also very lightweight. The top 1913 Picatinny rail is removable so you could technically have a completely round smooth tube if you didn’t need that top rail, such as on a build with a red dot and no BUIS, etc.
So far I’ve got a few hundred rounds through the rifle with no issues at all. It’s run like a champ even during our harsh Winter we’ve just come out of. With this rifle I wasn’t really going for a long distance build or anything but it has been very accurate and consistent. The 416 Stainless barrel looks as good as it shoots too. The carbine length gas system has been perfect with no FTE/FTF’s and bolt locks back on empty mag every time. Overall…I’d have to say it’s been awesome.
All I wanted to do with this article is to show you an upper I built using KAK parts that has been very reliable and accurate. It’s not a paid article (Just FYI, I never charge anything for articles). This was written for you guys who have asked what the quality is like and hopefully the next time you’re in the market for some new parts you’ll have another source to check out. As usual, I’ve put links to most of the items used in this article so you can get additional details and even purchase if you desire to.
KAK Industry 16″ 300BLK 1/8 416 Stainless Barrel
KAK Industry Upper Parts (Gas Block, Gas Tube)
KAK Industry 12.5″ KeyMod Handguard
CMC Triggers 3.5lb Trigger
Smith Enterprise 7.62 Vortex Flash Hider
A Breon Custom Mag
San Tan Tactical STT-15 Grenade Lower (use code “AR15newsLuckyCode” to save $40)
Every once in a while a sale comes up and all the specific parts are in stock that allow you to build a really great quality rifle for much less than you would think. And we’re not talking about your run of the mill “commercial grade” AR. These are all high quality mil spec components including a Chrome Lined CMV barrel, M16 Full Auto BCG with C158 Bolt, etc. The only kicker on this is that the rifle kit is part of a “Daily Deal” which means you have to move on it now. The Rifle Kit is $480 and the Blem Lower is just $60 giving you a total of $540. It just so happens that they are also running a FREE SHIPPING deal on all orders over $150 so this qualifies. That’s right. Just $540 total. You can’t beat that. These will sell out fast as well. Check out the details below.
Our friends over at Iron Sight 15 have some great deals going on including deals on a Complete Upper, Barrel and a great rail system. Check out the details and pics below.
Use code: VAULTDEAL at check out and save $100.00 on IS15 complete uppers in stock
SAVE 30.00 no code needed
M4 16″ Barrel 1×9 twist (Phosphate Finish)
Save $40.00. no code needed
Parallax FFSSR KEYMOD 13″ Black Rails on sale
Regular $190.00 and now on sale for 150.00
If you’re looking for some great subsonic hunting ammo for your Suppressed 300BLK beast, Gorilla Ammunition has made a pretty cool new load using the Hornady 208gr A-MAX bullet. This stuff should pack a really nice punch and the A-MAX bullet has great expansion for maximum effectiveness.
As with any product, you get what you pay for. It’s probably not very cost effective to burn through a ton of this at the range but when it comes time to pull the trigger on that little piggy you’ve been stalking this is what you’re gonna want in your magazine. Check out this ammo and others at www.GorillaAmmo.com.