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Bartlein Barrels

Bartlein Barrel - SS, 6mm, B#8 Light Varmint, 13.5 twist, 29'' blank, 5R

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Understanding Bartlein Barrels: Features and Benefits

Expert Insights on Bartlein Barrels

Bartlein Barrels, renowned for their precision and quality, offers a deep dive into the significant aspects of barrel design, rifling, and customization options like fluting. Let's explore how these factors contribute to the superior performance of their barrels.

Impact of Barrel Contour on Performance

Barrel contour significantly influences weight, heat dissipation, and overall performance. While heavier contours resist heat-induced movement, promoting consistent accuracy, Bartlein's advanced single point cut rifling process minimizes internal stresses, making contour choice more about shooter preference and less about compensating for manufacturing-induced flaws.

Suppressor Compatibility and Barrel Contour

Using a suppressor on lighter barrels can adversely affect harmonic vibrations. Bartlein recommends medium palma contours or heavier for suppressor attachment to maintain optimal performance and accuracy.

The Significance of Rifling

Rifling style, including the innovative 5R rifling, plays a crucial role in bullet performance and barrel longevity. 5R rifling, known for its gentler land angles and uneven land distribution, minimizes bullet deformation, enhancing accuracy and reducing the likelihood of bullet failure.

Fluting: More Than Aesthetic Appeal

Fluting reduces weight, increases surface area for improved cooling, and adds a distinctive look to the barrel. However, excessive depth in fluting can compromise barrel harmonics and accuracy.

Bartlein Barrels' dedication to innovation and quality is evident in their meticulous manufacturing process and thoughtful design considerations. Whether you're a competitive shooter or a hunting enthusiast, understanding these key aspects can help you choose the right barrel for your needs.

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Additional Information

Caliber / Bore Size:
B#8 Light Varmint
29in Blank
Stainless Steel
Twist Rate:
1 in 13.50in
Groove Type:
# Grooves:
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