Barrel profiles Helix
Barrel profiles Helix 2018-02-05T16:27:18+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.

Merkel Läufe Kugellaufprofile Standardlauf


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.

Merkel Läufe Kugellaufprofile Semiweight-Lauf

Fluted barrel

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

Merkel Läufe Kugellaufprofile Kannerlierter Lauf

Barrel with muzzle thread

The muzzle thread allows for an easy mounting of suppressors an muzzle breaks, In combination with sights, the Merkel suppressor cannot be mounted, as it sleeves over the barrel, thereby increasing the handiness of the gun.

Merkel Läufe Kugellaufprofile Gewinde

Barrel with or without sights

Barrel with or without sights: For tracking and the shot without a scope, the classic sight via notch and bead sights is advised or rather essential.

Merkel Läufe Kugellaufprofile Visierung