Hey everyone it’s your favorite Langobard from the Lands of the North again. It’s confession time. There’s something I’ve been keeping from all of you. It’s important considering our subject material here at Accuracy-Tech. Are we ready for this? Here it goes. Until recently I had never shot in a …
Do barrels pick up speed? It’s a concern to many in the precision shooting sports though it isn’t talked about as widely as I’d have thought. This topic should be of particular interest to hand loaders since it could affect their load development and result in wasted powder, bullets, primers, etc. The idea here is that a brand new barrel, if chronographed with it’s first rounds out of the tube, will see a speed increase as the barrel “breaks in.” I’ve got some data to support this, both anecdotal and hard numbers. However, I did make an error when I set out to really try and confirm this in the manner I planned. Do barrels pick up speed? Read on to find out!
It’s no secret, we’re fans of Criterion barrels here at AccuracyTech. There’s a reason: they offer outstanding value. The accuracy is routinely half moa or better and the barrels are a bargain at their sales point. Some people claim only cut rifled barrels are capable of exceptional accuracy and in our experience, that just isn’t the case. Premium button rifled barrels from Criterion consistently offer match level accuracy and at a bargain of a price to boot. So when it came time to put a new tube on my AR10 6.5 Creedmoor rifle…Criterion was the logical choice!
Hey guys, it’s your favorite Viking raider again. Continuing the saga of his journey to Wisconsin. Last I ended where I was rushing off to make it to my next destination, Germantown Wisconsin the home of Criterion Barrels. I left Vortex at 11, and it is roughly 1 hour 45 minutes to Criterion Barrels, and on the way I stopped and grabbed a rather lovely pork tenderloin sandwich for lunch. In addition I found out just how completely rotten the Apple maps app is when it comes to Wisconsin’s completely screwy addresses, which lead to my car nearly getting stuck in the mud on the side of a road that I pulled over on to try and figure out exactly where I needed. Combine this with an emergency pit stop to tank up the car, and I was running a bit late.
Anyways that’s right, I was contacted by a couple of companies to take tours of their operations, as well as do a range day with some of them. Definitely very exciting for me. Where am I headed you may ask? Instead of heading south for warmer climes, I’m heading east to Wisconsin. Who am I going to go see then? You might have heard of these companies, they certainly have well deserved reputations. Oh the anticipation!