I have, and shoot a couple of cf barrels. Like tbem, but personally doubt that they will replace steel. After all is said and done tge cf is wrapped with a resin material that has got to be affected by heat. To what extent, and how fast it will cause the resin to degrade i dont know. Maybe the barrel will be shot out before that happens. I cant believe that the 10 shot strings we shoot in lr comp arent hard on these resins. I dont have definitive answers, just a few thoughts. On a hunting rifle, with many fewr rounds down range they should never be a problem and if you like the lighter weight, go for it!Until recently, carbon fiber barrels have been reserved for the expensive custom rifle market. We are now starting to see more and more barrel makers making these carbon fiber barrels and recently Savage has even released a production rifle with a CF barrel at a bargain if you ask me. Will we see CF barrels hit mainstream rifles? Will they become common place and basically end regular rifle barrels as we have today? Just curious. Partially because will this hurt the value of modern rifles. For example, a rifle from the 90s can still fetch a decent price since there aren't too many differences from them compared to rifles from a few years ago but if CF barrels become common practice, future generations may not want regular barrels making the common rifles now much less value. Thoughts?
Mine is at the Smith being re-barreled with my third proof carbon fiber barrel I love the look the weight savings and they are very accurateThey won’t ever be the norm for me until prices come down. I have ordered my first rifle with a carbon barrel to say I did it. I don’t foresee buying another for an up charge unless I’m blown away by weight and accuracy.
Good looking stick! I love those T2As. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the proofs so hopefully my 30 Nos lives up to it haha
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised all three of mine were $729 which is expensive but I buy them like I stated for the looks of the weight savings and they are accurate but a little bling always cost a little moreGood looking stick! I love those T2As. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the proofs so hopefully my 30 Nos lives up to it haha
The carbon fiber adds stiffness and rigidity to the barrel as well as consistent damping of the harmonics which results in a more consistent, thus more accurate barrel compared to a standard weight all steel barrel.I think they will become more popular in hunting rifles but not in competition type rifles. The light weight is harder to shoot tiny groups with. But steel will always be around and more popular, but by smaller margin.
Well...the carbon fiber won't rust..the metal can still rust..A carbon fiber barrel can not rust, so it it the ultimate barrel for hunting.
I'll trust the engineers that design the stuff.They are not stiffer for weight when compared to steel. Trust me on this
Multiple sources of REAL facts re: Carbon Fiber vs SteelCarbon fiber is a material that offers stiffness and strength at low density – which is lighter than aluminium and steel, that provides many practical benefits. Weight for weight, carbon fiber offers 2 to 5 times more rigidity (depending on the fiber used) than aluminium and steel.
I was referring to the outside of the barrel which is where rust is a problem. I never heard of a barrel being so severely rusted in the bore that it was a problem. I know it is possible, but a hunter isn't going to leave his bore exposed whereas the barrel is constantly exposed. Keep it in context.Well...the carbon fiber won't rust..the metal can still rust..
I find it interesting that they chose copper for the comparison. It turns out that copper is twice as conductive as aluminum (I never knew that) which is more than seven times as conductive as steel. So, the proper choice of carbon fiber can be as much as 14 to 1400 times (based upon the data in the chart in the linked article) a better conductor of heat than steel; depending on choice of CF.So...Is Carbon Fiber a good heat conductor?
As usual the answer is "it depends." The short answer is NO not when regular carbon fiber is made up in regular epoxy and expected to conduct heat across the thickness. IF a highly carbonized pan fiber with graphite or diamond added, is measured for heat transmission in the length of the fiber it is very good and can rival and exceed copper. Graphite is a common material for heat exchangers.
Which Metals Conduct Heat The Best?
Common metals ranked by thermal conductivity Rank Metal Thermal Conductivity [BTU/(hr·ft⋅°F)] 1 Copper 223 2 Aluminum 118 3 Brass 64 4 Steel 17 5 Bronze 15