- Jun 8, 2022
I suppose this is news to me that CHF machines are just as accurate as single-point cut barrels... I guess I am confused as to why all the precision records have been broken with Kreiger barrels (single-point cut). Why dont CHF barrels stack up in competition shooting if they are just as precise as single cut?They are not the most precise. The industry is very conservative. I worked for a steering manufacturer where the founder came out of the aerospace industry. Cams all the way till shown that servos do the job as precisely. Hammer mills make a barrel as accurate as any buttoned or cut rifle barrel. Don't confuse habit with efficiency or even precision. A cut rifle sine bar machine will give versatility with regards to twist rate etc. Buttons increase throughput and hammer forging increases it exponentially. Cost is a big decider. My suggestion would be to purchase the equipment that will enable you to manufacture what you need so that you can experiment. Mill, lathe, surface grinder. Start on pistol barrels they are shorter and as Boots Obermeyer said " when barrel makers meet they discuss drilling and reaming". Less depth is always easier. Also less costly when you make the inevitable mistake.