What You Need To Know Before Buying A Northtech Defense Barrel
Unique Science Behind The Accuracy. Northtech Defense barrels are made differently than ANY other barrel manufacturer. Our very own proprietary cutting methods surpass the common "cut rifling", "button rifling, even "EDM style rifling" and are much more accurate than a forged style barrel.
Our rifling encompasses the best aspects of Button Rifling and gets better tolerance results than Cut Rifling. With this, we are able to burnish our rifle bores into the industries closest tolerance of .0001" (one ten thousandth of an inch) or less throughout, from end to end. Our typical rifle bore, in our finished fluted barrel is in the millionths. So what does this mean? Your bullet has more stability when passing through the barrel, giving you better accuracy.
Quality Material. When buying a barrel it is important that you know what you are buying. Many companies will tell you that their products are made using Stainless Steel or 4150 Grade Chromoly Alloy Steel. We want our customers to know that they are getting the highest level of quality possible from us. Northtech Defense barrels are manufactured using only the best Gun Quality material.
(PASS) 416R Stainless Steel (Rifle Quality)
(FAIL) 416 Stainless Steel
(PASS) 4150v Chromoly Alloy Steel (Rifle Quality)
(FAIL) 4150cm Chromoly Alloy Steel
416R: If the Stainless Steel used to manufacture a product is not the (R) series then you are not getting Rifle Quality material. Stainless Steel that is not the R series has much lower tensile and yield strengths. For example, our Stainless Steel line of barrels are made of 416R (Rifle Quality).
4150v: When buying products of 4150 steel you want to make sure that it is 4150v, which contains higher Vanadium content. 4150 without the higher Vanadium is a lower quality steel.