First Look: Faxon Rimfire Barrels for the 10/22

posted on May 8, 2021
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Faxon Firearms is known for making high-quality rifle and pistol components as well as complete firearms, and now they are introducing the Faxon Rimfire series of barrels for 10/22.

Faxon Firearms believes in the Fellowship of Firearms, that firearms should bring people together and create generational memories. Since the .22 LR has been around since the 19th century and is perennial favorite for beginning and seasoned shooters alike, it is a perfect choice to embrace the “fellowship” pillar of the Faxon ethos. With the Rimfire Series, Faxon is bringing everything you love about their AR and pistol barrels to the beloved .22. 

The Faxon Rimfire line of barrels is made in-house at their Cincinnati facility from raw bar stock, just like all Faxon Barrels. Each rimfire barrel also undergoes the same rigorous testing and quality control measures that have made Faxon's AR and pistol barrels a market favorite. 

The Rimfire barrels are made from 416-R stainless steel and given six-groove rifling at a 1:16-inch twist as well a recessed target crown. The barrels are Magnetic Particle Inspected and the finished in either Salt Bath Nitride or PVD. All Faxon Rimfire barrels for the 10/22 are chambered in .22 LR Sporting.

Faxon has adapted three of their most popular barrel profiles from the AR platform to rimfire: Pencil, Straight Fluted, and Faxon’s patented Flame Fluted profile, to give these barrels a Faxon signature touch. Faxon Rimfire barrels offer weight-savings compared to typical factory barrels for 10/22.

  • Faxon Rimfire Pencil Barrels weight: 1.0 pounds
  • Faxon Rimfire Fluted Barrels weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Standard Factory Barrel weight: 1.78 pounds 

MSRP for the Rimfire line varies by product. For more information on these new barrels for the 10/22 and other products from Faxon Firearms, please visit


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