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.
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.