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Bartlein Barrels

Bartlein Barrel - SS, 6mm, B#8 Light Varmint, 14.5-13.75 twist, 29'' blank, 4 Groove

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Bartlein Barrels: Precision Engineering for Unmatched Shooting Performance

Bartlein Barrels: Enhancing Precision and Performance in Shooting

Bartlein Barrels introduces the SS 6mm B#8 Light Varmint barrel, featuring a unique 14.5-13.75 twist, a 29'' blank, and 4 Groove technology designed for unparalleled shooting accuracy. This article explores the impact of barrel contours on weight and performance, the advantages of heavier contours, and the superior precision of single point cut rifling over button rifling.

Do Contours Affect Barrel Weight?

Yes, contours significantly influence the weight of a barrel. A heavier contour can mitigate the movement or wandering of shots on target as the barrel heats up, due to reduced residual stress.

Single Point Cut Rifling: A Mark of Quality

Bartlein Barrels employs single point cut rifling, a method that does not induce stress into the barrel blank, ensuring the contour's impact on performance is minimized compared to button-made barrels. This technique allows for consistent performance, regardless of the barrel's weight or contour.

Choosing the Right Contour for Optimal Shooting

While heavier barrels may offer advantages in handling recoil and shooter fatigue, Bartlein Barrels' experience shows that lighter contours can perform equally well, if not better. The choice of contour should be informed by the specific needs and preferences of the shooter, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Supressors and Barrel Contours

Using a suppressor on a barrel? It's advised to choose no smaller than a medium palma contour to accommodate the suppressor without negatively affecting the barrel's harmonic vibrations and shooting accuracy.

The Importance of Barrel Fluting

Fluting a barrel can reduce weight, enhance cooling by increasing surface area, and add a distinct aesthetic appeal. However, excessive fluting may compromise the barrel's harmonic stability and accuracy. Bartlein Barrels ensures optimal fluting depth to maintain performance and aesthetics.

Rifling Types and Their Impact on Performance

Bartlein offers 4-groove, 5R, and Conventional-5 rifling, each with unique benefits. The 5R rifling, in particular, minimizes bullet deformation and enhances flight stability, contributing to superior accuracy. However, preferences may vary depending on bullet types and shooting disciplines.

In conclusion, Bartlein Barrels' commitment to quality, precision, and innovation is evident in their meticulous manufacturing process and the performance of their barrels. Whether it's the choice of rifling, the contour of the barrel, or the application of fluting, each aspect is designed with the shooter's success in mind.

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Additional Information

Caliber / Bore Size:
B#8 Light Varmint
29in Blank
Stainless Steel
Twist Rate:
1 in 14.50in-13.75in
Groove Type:
# Grooves:
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