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All firearms are produced with internal stresses. As the metal is bored, reamed and machined, mechanical stresses are created. As forgings and castings cool, the differing rates of temperature change introduce residual stresses. Heat treating leaves thermal stresses behind.. Careful manufacturing, of course, provides barrels that shoot well…stresses and all. However, CRYO-Treated Barrel can even improve benchrest-quality barrels by relieving the internal stresses…with no risk of damage to the barrel or the action of a fine gun. Stresses cause barrels to twist and arc as they heat up from firing. This is one reason why good three-shot rifle groups are easier to get than good five-shot groups. Benefits Include:
Mass produced firearms can result in tolerances that can impede accuracy, reliability and dependability. An action, bolt and barrel are produced independently from each other with machined tolerances that allows for mass assembly and functionality. Although the firearm will in most cases function perfectly fine and produce semi-accurate results. True accuracy and reliability are not achieved until the action, bolt and barrel are perfectly machined and aligned to one another as a matched set. Benefits Include:
Forged and Billet receivers go through a CNC machining/milling and anodizing process to achieve the look and functionality for accepting installation of components to complete a rifle. One of these key areas is the upper receiver face. Even the highest quality CNC machines can result in an uneven upper receiver face if not checked on EVERY upper. Mix that with the anodizing process and you could end up with a slightly off-center barrel alignment that will produce an inaccurate and inconsistent rifle. Hand Lapping/Trueing the upper will provide a perfectly flat matting surface for the barrel, along with a uniform barrel nut installation. Having a perfectly aligned barrel to upper will not only produce a more accurate rifle, but also a smother operating and cycling firearm.