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Bartlein Barrels

Bartlein Barrel - SS, .375 Cal, B# Custom, 7 twist, 38" blank, 5R

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Bartlein Barrels - Advanced Rifle Barrel Technology

Bartlein Barrels: Elevating Shooting Precision with Advanced Technology

Impact of Barrel Contours on Performance

Bartlein Barrels, known for their precision single point cut rifling, emphasizes the significant role of barrel contours in affecting the barrel's weight and consequently its performance. While heavier contours generally offer better stability as the barrel heats up, Bartlein's cutting-edge rifling technique minimizes stress in the barrel blank, making contour choice less critical compared to barrels manufactured through button rifling.

Shooting Efficiency: Weight vs. Contour

The debate between heavier and lighter barrel contours is nuanced. Heavier barrels can improve a shooter's ability to manage recoil and reduce fatigue, thereby potentially enhancing performance over extended periods. However, Bartlein has observed that lighter weight contours can perform equally well, challenging the conventional preference for heavier barrels.

Suppressor Compatibility and Barrel Contour

Bartlein advises against mounting suppressors on lighter barrel contours due to the potential for negative impacts on harmonic vibrations. A medium palma contour or heavier is recommended for those looking to add a suppressor to their setup, ensuring optimal shooting performance.

Advantages of Single Point Cut Rifling

Single point cut rifling stands superior to button rifling by not introducing stress into the barrel, allowing for more consistent performance and eliminating common issues such as bore size changes and accuracy degradation, especially after barrel modifications like threading for suppressors or muzzle brakes.

The Role of Fluting in Barrel Design

Fluting not only enhances a barrel's aesthetics but also contributes to weight reduction and improved cooling by increasing surface area. Bartlein maintains specific guidelines for fluting depth to prevent potential harmonic and vibration issues that could affect accuracy.

Choosing the Right Rifling: The 5R Advantage

Bartlein offers various rifling styles, with 5R rifling standing out for its ability to reduce bullet deformation and failure. This rifling style, characterized by gentler land angles and an odd number of lands, ensures less distortion to the bullet jacket, promoting better bullet flight and overall performance.

In conclusion, Bartlein Barrels' dedication to precision engineering and innovative manufacturing techniques positions their barrels as a top choice for shooters seeking unmatched accuracy and performance.

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Additional Information

Caliber / Bore Size:
.375 Cal
B# Custom
38in Blank
Stainless Steel
Twist Rate:
1 in 07.00in
Groove Type:
# Grooves:
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