Helix 6 Precision’s carbon fiber rifle barrels have a near zero coefficient of thermal expansion. What does that mean for the shooter? It means that our barrels are not affected by cold or heat, so they’ll shoot the same regardless of the ambient temperature. A Helix 6 Precision shooter knows they can count on our barrels to keep them on target in extreme temperatures.
Cold Weather Shooting Tips
Winter presents several challenges to the shooter. Temperature extremes negatively affect performance. Understanding and preparing for the extremes is the key to good shooting when the mercury drops.
Cold often affects ammunition performance. Low temperatures cause lower chamber pressures, which translates into slower velocities and, ultimately a lower point of impact. Some ammunition is better in the cold than others, so it’s important to test! Ballistic data collected in the summer must be validated in cold weather shooting conditions. Handloaders have the advantage of avoiding temperature-sensitive powders during load development, but it’s still important to double-check your ballistic D.O.P.E for winter shooting.
Valuable tools for cold weather ammo testing include a chronograph, weather meter and a ballistic calculator. Accurate data for velocity and environmental conditions are critical for computing trajectories.
Cold weather shooting also requires warmer gear-gloves and jackets. Keeping warm is not only more enjoyable; it’s also a big factor in top performance at the range. Remember to take time for dry firing before sending rounds downrange. ‘Warming up’ is essential in any competition and especially in the winter.
Helix 6 Precision barrels are lighter and stronger than anything else in the industry and built for extreme conditions. If you’re looking for the highest quality, handcrafted, carbon fiber barrel on the market, look no farther than Helix 6 Precision.
Our barrels are proudly 100% made in the USA.
Helix 6 Precision
Helix 6 Precision began with the singular goal of producing the world’s finest carbon fiber barrel. For 20 years it has been their passion to build the finest precision rifles available using only premium components. Bad experiences and dissatisfaction with the industry’s carbon fiber barrels led them to seek out the world’s most innovative engineers in carbon fiber design and fabrications.
We continue to push the limits of innovation to improve our process and products. We use only premium materials and cutting edge manufacturing technology, to produce the highest quality, handcrafted, carbon fiber barrel on the market. 100% Made in USA.
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