Apr 5 2015
First & Only from BISON ARMORY
Shop for 18″ .223 Wylde FULCRUM Barrels HERE
Shop for 18″ 6.8 SPC FULCRUM Barrels HERE
.308 WIN FULCRUM Barrels HERE!
FULCRUM barrels are the first barrels for the AR platform that deliver the perfect balance of heavy barrel performance and mid-weight utility. In other words, phenomenal accuracy without all the weight, so you can carry longer and shoot better. A lot better.
FULCRUM barrels are currently available only in 18” lengths and in .223, 6.8 SPC and .308 Win.
FULCRUM barrels have a larger overall diameter than our mid-weight barrels, but a smaller overall diameter than our heavy barrels. FULCRUMs are the only barrels on the market that are .825 diameter from the gas block to the muzzle, so you must use our proprietary FULCRUM gas blocks for now (more on that below).
The 18” .223 FULCRUM barrel (including barrel extension) weighs 40 oz., which is 2 oz. more than our standard 18” SPR .223 barrel and 6 oz. more than our standard 18” RECON .223 barrel (including extensions).
The 18” 6.8 SPC FULCRUM barrel (including barrel extension) weighs 38 oz., which is 2 oz. more than our standard 18” SPR 6.8 SPC barrel and 6 oz. more than our standard 18” RECON 6.8 SPC barrel (including extensions).
All FULCRUM barrels are stress relieved 416R stainless steel and have precision made BAT Machine barrel extensions with M4 feed ramps. They are available now with threaded muzzles, with unthreaded on the way, and in both cases are cut with 11 degree target crowns.
So what do you get for these few extra ounces? A kick ass barrel. Here’s why:
The FULCRUM’s increased diameter produces a barrel that is stiffer than our mid-weight barrels and has more surface area, both as a result of the larger diameter and the fluting. The increase in surface area produces better heat dissipation and a faster rate of cooling. The underlying increase in thermal mass also means FULCRUMs are less sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, which translates to more consistent shooting under all conditions.
The increase in diameter also pushes more mass towards the front of the FULCRUM barrel, which improves the harmonics and increases the overall stability and balance of the shooting platform. The extra mass decreases felt recoil, and its distribution increases the moment of inertia, which reduces angular acceleration for a smooth shot that helps you stay on target.
The preceding are all the reasons why standard heavy barrels shoot so well. The beauty of the FULCRUM is that you get all that performance from a barrel that weighs far less.
All FULCRUM barrels have a .825 diameter gas block journal, which means they will only work with Bison Armory FULCRUM gas blocks. There are no other .825 gas blocks on the market (yet). We didn’t design the barrels this way just to mess with you, we did it because it was the only way to achieve the optimal balance of weight and performance.
FULCRUM standard gas blocks are custom made to our specs by Elite Iron and SLR Rifleworks makes our adjustable blocks. We are very proud to have these outstanding US manufacturers work with us to develop this essential hardware. To learn more about Elite Iron visit their web page HERE and for more information about SLR Rifleworks visit their web page HERE.
Here’s our new Barrel Specification Chart showing how the FULCRUMs fit in