Our ARs are tested with mil spec buffer tubes and springs. Any changes could change the way your AR functions. If any Non Mil Spec (Adjustable Gas Block, Heavy Buffer, Reinforced Springs, Light/Heavy BCGS, Piston Systems) parts are used, X-Caliber must be contacted. If not your firearm may not cycle properly.
Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for our current lead times.
Gas Block Selection
- max length with .625 Gas Block - 16"
- max length with .750 Gas Block - 22"
- max length with .875 Gas Block - 28"
- max length with .936 Gas Block - 28"
Gas Block Length
All X-Caliber AR barrels are made to a 1.92" gas block shoulder length EXCEPT our Lightweight & Spaghetti contours which have a 1.00" length. Some shorter barrel and gas system length combinations with will also require a 1" gas block shoulder length instead of the usual 1.92" to make enough room for engraving our production stamp at the top front of the barrel.
Our barrels are DPMS/LR-308/SR25 Compatible. They are NOT compatible with Armalite or DPMS GenII.
We only guarantee 1 MOA or less if a Rubber City Armory, JP Ent. or Young Mfg. bolt is headspaced to the barrel by X-Caliber Barrel & Mfg.
No Shipping outside the US
Lead Time 8-10 Weeks
Cerakote: Adds 1-2 Weeks to order lead time
Cryogenics: Adds 2-3 weeks to order lead time
Fluting: Adds 1 week to order lead time
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X-Caliber Barrel Break-In
When breaking in your new X-Caliber Barrel, you should perform appropriate fire and clean cycles to normalize the bore surface. Each fire and clean cycle consists of a certain number of rounds fired (one to five) followed by a cleaning procedure (see below for reference), to be completed a certain number of times (1-25). These vary depending on the type of steel of the barrel, bore/groove diameter, velocity and pressure of any given round, etc. This is to be used as a guide. Since our barrels are hand-lapped, each barrel may break in a little differently. Some barrels may require more or less shots or cycles to break in than what is listed here.
416R Stainless Steel: Fire One Round then Clean: Do this 5-10 times. Fire Three Times then Clean: Do this 1 time. Fire Five Times then Clean: Do this 1 time.
4140 Chrome Moly: Fire Once Round then Clean: Do this 5-25 times. Fire Three Times then Clean: Do this 2 times. Fire Five Times then Clean: Do this 1 time.
Example: For a 416R Stainless Steel barrel, you would fire one round, then perform the cleaning steps outlined below a total of five to ten times (shoot 1 round & clean, done 5-10 times) before starting the three shot cycle where you would fire three rounds and then clean as outlined below, then proceed to fire five rounds then clean, completing the break-in procedure.
Each Firing Cycle (1 shot, 3 shot or 5 shot) should be followed by cleaning the bore (see steps below for reference):
1.) Using a one-piece, coated cleaning rod with a properly sized bore brush (wet with your favorite non-foaming bore solvent), carefully clean the bore from the chamber end toward the muzzle (3-5 passes is usually sufficient). If you cannot clean from the chamber end, be sure to use a bore-guide so as not to damage the crown or muzzle end of the rifling. Let sit 30-60 seconds before moving on to the next step.
2.) Push a dry patch down the bore. (2-3 times)
3.) Put a few of drops of oil on a patch and push that down the bore so as to leave a thin film of oil inside the bore.
4.) Begin a new cycle: Fire your next round or rounds in your next firing cycle and repeat cleaning as necessary.
It is recommended to keep a written tally of your current step within the process so if you get distracted you will know where you left off.