Carbon Fiber Barrels by Helix 6 Precision
Helix 6 Precision does things a little different than other manufacturers of carbon fiber barrels. Their goal wasn’t to create the lightest barrel on the market but rather a highly accurate barrel that uses carbon fiber.
The barrels begin as match-grade, 416R stainless steel cores. Each barrel is button rifled and then hand lapped. Improving accuracy and minimizing fouling is the reason for the hand lapping. From there, the barrels are wrapped in carbon fiber using Helix 6 Precision’s proprietary layup design. The benefits of a carbon fiber-wrapped barrel are numerous. Improved barrel harmonics, added rigidity, enhanced cooling, and the list goes on. Helix 6 says their barrels are “lighter, stronger, and faster cooling than anything else available on the market.”
For the contour, the barrel does come in lighter than some of the other comparable barrels on the market. As a quick example of this, the 26″ 300 Win Mag Savage pre-fit comes in at 2lbs 14oz! A regular stainless barrel with the same contour and length is around 5lbs. Helix 6 has 700 style barrels, Ruger Precision pre-fit, and Savage Pre-fit barrels. They also do one-off custom barrels with any caliber, twist, or contour you want.
Helix 6 Precision barrels are available in the following configurations:
Carbon Fiber Barrel Blanks:
.224, length 26″ – 1:8 twist, 3lbs 7oz
.243, length 26″ – 1:8 twist, 3lbs 5oz
.264, length 26″ – 1:8 twist, 3lbs 4oz
.284, length 26″ – 1:8 twist, 3lbs 3oz
.308, length 26″ – 1:10 twist, 3lbs 2oz
.338, length 28″ – 1:9.5 twist, 3lbs 13oz
Ruger Precision Rifle Pre-fit (Threaded 5/8-24)
6mm Creedmoor length 24″ – 1:8 twist, 2lbs 12oz
6.5 Creedmoor length 24″ – 1:8 twist, 2lb 11oz
308 Win length 24″ – 1:10 twist, 2lbs 9oz
Savage Rifle Pre-fit (Threaded 5/8-24)
6.5 Creedmoor length 24″ – 1:8 twist, 2lbs 13oz
7mm Rem Mag length 26″ 1:8 twist, 2lbs 15oz
308 Win length 24″ 1:10 twist 2lbs, 11oz
300 Win Mag length 26″ 1:10 twist, 2lbs 14oz
One-off custom barrels with any caliber, twist, or contour
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