First Look: Helix 6 Carbon Fiber Rifle Barrels
Helix 6 Precision is known for making high-quality carbon fiber rifle barrels. By wrapping carbon fiber around a steel core using a proprietary carbon fiber layup design, Helix 6 creates a match grade barrel that dampens barrel harmonics for improved accuracy. As a result, Helix 6 Precision barrels are light, strong, and cool off fast, giving increased performance and reliable accuracy.
In the heart of every Helix 6 Precision barrel is a match-grade 416R stainless steel core, which is an advanced, corrosion resistant steel alloy well-suited for making precision rifle barrels. Each barrel is hand lapped for improved accuracy and minimal fouling. All Helix 6 barrels are built to extremely tight tolerances, and each one must pass a rigorous inspection before leaving their facilities.
Helix 6 makes their barrels in many popular long-range calibers, ranging from .224 to .338. Shooters can either install the barrels themselves into a pre-fit Savage or Ruger Precision Rifle barrel, and carbon fiber barrel blanks are available for chambering and fitting to your rifle by a professional gunsmith. In addition to this, Helix 6 makes one-off custom barrels in any caliber, twist, or contour, allowing you to build your rifle to your exact specifications.
Helix 6 Precision barrels are available in the following configurations:
Carbon Fiber Barrel Blanks:
- .224 caliber: 26 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 3 pounds, 7 ounces
- .243 caliber: 26 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 3 pounds, 5 ounces
- .264 caliber: 26 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 3 pounds, 4 ounces
- .284 caliber: 26 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 3 pounds, 3 ounces
- .308 caliber: 26 inches, 1:10-inch twist, 3 pounds, 2 ounces
- .338 caliber: 28 inches, 1:9.5-inch twist, 3 pounds, 13 ounces
Ruger Precision Rifle Pre-fit (Threaded 5/8-24)
- 6 mm Creedmoor, 24 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 2 pounds, 12 ounces
- 6.5 Creedmoor: 24 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 2 pounds, 11 ounces
- 308 Win: 24 inches, 1:10-inch twist, 2 pounds, 9 ounces
Savage Rifle Pre-fit (Threaded 5/8-24)
- 6.5 Creedmoor: 24 inches, 1:8-inch twist, 2 pounds, 13 ounces
- 7 mm Rem Mag: 26 inch length, 1:8-inch twist, 2 pounds, 15 ounces
- 308 Win.: 24 inches, 1:10-inch twist, 2 pounds, 11 ounces
- 300 Win. Mag.: 26 inches, 1:10-inch twist, 2 pounds, 14 ounces
- One-off custom barrels with any caliber, twist, or contour
MSRP varies by barrel. For more information on Helix 6 Precision rifle barrels, please visit helix6precision.com.
Article by SI Staff