HARDY MATCH GRADE BARREL - CARBON WRAPPED & FITTED
Produced on request, 2-3 week lead time once your order has been placed.
Hardy Rifle Engineering’s carbon wrapping was developed and is installed by the team at Kiwi Composites. Kiwi Composites is a New Zealand based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of composite products, especially carbon fibre.
The carbon wrapping used on the Hardy barrels is carried out using low resin, high strength, pre-impregnated carbon cloth.
The barrels are wrapped using the same types of carbon found in ultra-light racing cars and racing yachts.
The barrels incorporate the same carbon with the similar limiting design found in the spars and spreaders used in the American cup racing boats, which are at the leading edge of carbon fibre design and technology in the world.
The latest and most advanced methods are used in designing the way the barrels are laid up. Every contour is laminated specifically to that contour to give the most strength and rigidity for that specific carbon wall thickness. This is not a one way suits all system.
The cloth is far from normal carbon cloth, giving us a very different result to that of other products. When this is combined with Kiwi Compsoites patented Nanotech interwound bonding layer it changes the behaviour of the carbon laminate. This is due to its unique ability to make the laminate react to harmonic stress as a complete unit as opposed to normal laminate which reacts layer by layer.
Normal carbon wrapping methods spread the stress over the localised area which at times can lead to catastrophic failure. The patented Nanotech spreads all loading and stress over the entire laminate dissipating the pressure and stress.
With the barrel harmonics dampened to such a high degree, an extreme level of shot to shot consistency is the end result.
The Hardy barrel inside the carbon, is 100% made in New Zealand, from 416R stainless steel. It is CNC gun drilled, precision reamed, button rifled, fully stress relieved, hand lapped and CNC contoured.
When this level of carbon fibre technology is combined with our match winning Hardy barrels the results have to be seen to be believed!
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to have us fit your barrel, your rifle will need to be delivered to us (at your expense). Our delivery address for courier is 21 Armstrong Street, Palmerston North. Upon completion, you can collect your item OR we can courier it to a business address of your choice (as per courier policy). Call us on 06 357 8211 if you have any questions.
We will also need to see proof of your current Firearms License. This will be requested upon invoicing. To speed up the process, feel free to email us with a copy of your firearms license upon checking out, firstname.lastname@example.org