Every gun barrel manufactured today is machined and bored, which causes stress in the metal at the microstructural level. The firearms are created from casting and forgings that cool at different temperatures and different rates. As a result, the residual stress is induced. Your firearm may shoot well according to your personal standards and expectations. However, your firearm hasn’t reached its full potential in terms of accuracy and reliability until it doesn’t go through the cryogenic treatment.
There are firearm manufacturers who have already incorporated cryogenic treatment as a standard part of their manufacturing processes. This is a confirmation of the benefits cryogenic processing ensures for firearms. Dramatically improved accuracy is just one of the benefits associated with the cryogenic treatment. When fired, a gun barrel heats up, distorts, and warps every time you pull the trigger. This distortion issue influences your accuracy the bad way. Just imagine a hostage situation where the accuracy represents a matter of life and death for persons involved.
How cryogenic processing works for firearms?
Initially, the rifled barrel is taken down to -300°F, held at that temperature, and then the rifle is slowly brought up through our profile to elevated tempering cycles. The cryogenic processing is a dry process, thus no liquid comes in contact with your firearm barrel.
What firearm users can benefit from cryogenic processing?
- Casual shooters
- Competition shooters
- Law-enforcement personnel
- Military service members
What firearms can be cryogenically treated?
- Machine guns
- Tank barrels
What benefits firearms can obtain through cryogenic treatment?
- Increased shooting accuracy
- Reduced weapon downtime for firearms
- Easier cleaning and maintenance
- 50% tighter shot group
- Increased barrel life
- Increased wear resistance
- Reduced friction and heat
- Increased velocity of about 50-60 feet per second
- Creates a more uniform and smoother gun surface
- Better shooting scores
- Less stringing
- Rapid heat dissipation