General Barrel Info: The barrel on an LR-308 operates under a 'gas impingement' system by tapping gas off of the barrel and cycling it back through the gas system to assist the bolt carrier in unlocking and extracting the spent cartridge. LR-308 Barrels come in four different specifications for gas systems, Pistol, Carbine, Mid-Length, and Rifle. LR-308 Barrels vary between profiles Government, Heavy, and Slim. Thanks to the modularity of LR-308, you can choose different calibers starting with the barrel, each with its specific twist rates. Choosing your barrel for your next LR-308 build has never been easier.
Brand Info: The Engineers at ELD Performance have created a line of high-quality barrels precision machined for reliability and and accuracy at an affordable price! ELD Performance barrels are made in a variety of calibers with the reliability to rival the best.
About This Barrel: This LR-308 20" .308 WIN Barrel from ELD Performance is made of 416R Stainless Steel which is a great option for shooters looking for improved accuracy from their barrels. This material is also high-strength and more resistant to corrosion. The rifle gas system on this barrel allows for less felt recoil and smoother action. The .308 WIN or 7.62x51 NATO is a worldwide used caliber making ammunition for this barrel easy to find. This caliber is capable and more than adequate for hunting deer, pronghorn, elk, moose, and bear and can be accurately shot at distances upwards of 800 yards.
About the Profile: Medium - Medium Profile barrels are designed to have an even weight distributed from the beginning to the end of the barrel, this results in a rather tubular looking appearance but with identical rigidity and properties to a government profile barrel.
Barrel Classification: Rifle
Length: This Barrel is designated as rifle barrel with a overall 20" length.
Caliber: .308 WIN - This barrel is chambered in .308 Winchester otherwise known as 7.62x51 NATO. .308 Win is the standard caliber for LR-308/AR-10 rifles of old & modern battle rifles from the 70s onward. Featuring amazing long-range accuracy and energy delivery, 308 Winchester is the most common hunting and long rifle round in America.
Material: 416R SS - 416R is a hardenable chromium stainless steel particularly suited for use in high quality precision rifle barrels. This grade has good machinability and, because of closely controlled chemistry and processing techniques, may be machined and lapped to a high finish, which is important for bore accuracy.
Finish: Stainless - Stainless steel finishes come in high-luster finishes similar to nickel plating, but with the added benefit of increased strength and corrosion resistance. Stainless steel finishes do not experience the same wear that other metals may experience such as peeling, flaking, wear and rust from scratches where the oxidation protection layer may be removed.
Thread Pitch: 5/8x24 - 5/8x24 Threads are commonly found on barrels chambered in .30 Cal and up. Usually .308 Win, .300BLK, 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, and 7.62x39. Muzzle Devices such as flash hiders, blast cans, and compensators will work with this barrel.