Barrel profiles Helix
Barrel profiles Helix 2019-03-06T17:10:08+00:00

Barrel profile Helix

Every rifle barrel has the grooves and fields on the inside, required by the calibre. Calibre and twist are perfectly adjusted to each other – this results in the high precision. But also the outside barrel profile is more than a design element. Next to the standard, round barrel, Merkel manufactures different rifle barrels: This, inter alia, includes octagonal barrels, semi-weight barrels and fluted barrels. Utilising the different profiles, vibration behaviour, warmth distribution and weight can be influenced. All barrels have a similarity: they are exclusively cold forged in the company with the experience of the manufacture – made in Suhl, Germany.

Standard barrel

The standard barrel is a pragmatic and universalist, it combines good vibration behaviour and little weight with optimal tuning to the twist rate suitable to the corresponding calibre.

Semiweight-barrel

The little bit thicker 19mm strong semi-weight barrel is heavier: The consequence of the additional weight – at the same barrel length – is an optimal weight distribution, more stability while shooting and finally a higher shot precision hit ratio. With increasing mass, the heat accumulation properties of the barrel increase via the thermic mass; it also decreases recoil through mass.

Fluted barrel

An optical highlight with function: fluted barrels look good, save weight and cool down quicker.

i-Sight System

Das i-Sight System erlaubt die bedarfsgerechte und individuelle Konfiguration der offenen Visierung an der Helix. Standardmäßig ist das i-Sight-Korn im vorderen der beiden Lauf-Bohrlöcher montiert, kann bei Bedarf einfach nach hinten versetzt werden, wenn das Mündungsgewinde zum Einsatz kommt. Zusätzlich können Kimme und Korn auch ganz abgenommen werden, zum Beispiel für Overbarrel-Schalldämpfer.