Helix 6 Precision: Ready for the Range

Vancouver, WA (May 4, 2020) Spring is here…Reload your range bag and clean your bore; it’s time to go shooting! 

Spring Cleaning

A clean rifle bore shoots better. Helix 6 Precision carbon fiber barrels use a 416R stainless steel core. Each barrel is hand lapped and button-rifled, improving accuracy and reducing fouling, which equates to less time cleaning and more time shooting! A cleaned rifle coming out of storage may only need a couple of dry patches through the bore to remove excess gun oil. 

In storage, powerful CLPs like CorrosionX for Guns continue to soften any missed fouling, so don’t be surprised if the first patch or two reveals additional carbon and copper deposits. Continue to clean the bore down to bare metal for optimum performance. Now it’s ready to shoot. Remember the first few rounds through a clean, cold bore may have a different point of impact. 

Range Bag

Personal preferences may vary, but a typical range bag for precision shooting includes:

  • eye and ear protection 
  • first aid kit 
  • flashlight or bore light
  • notebook and pen 
  • laser rangefinder
  • weather meter 
  • ballistic calculator
  • permanent marker
  • gun lube
  • cleaning rod, jag, solvent and lube (or CLP) and patches 
  • optics cleaning solution and microfiber cloth
  • tools – small torque wrench and bits, screwdrivers, carbon scrapers 
  • shot timer 
  • staple gun and staples, target patches
  • spare magazines
  • lead removal wipes  

A quality range bag, like the Ulfhednar Rifle Range Bag, is large enough to hold all your shooting gear in its interior pockets, keeping it organized. An exterior side pocket with a fold-down work surface for small cleaning/repair jobs keeps tools and parts out of the dirt. Molle webbing lets you add extra pockets, providing quick access to items like first aid kits or tools. 

Add a chronograph, support pillows, shooting mat, spotting scope, empty brass bag and weather-appropriate clothes to round out your range gear, and if you shoot steel targets, pack a can of spray paint to freshen up the targets, too. 

Battery Change

Today’s shooter packs a myriad of electronic devices to enhance their experience. Battery-dependant gadgets include laser rangefinders, illuminated reticle riflescopes, chronographs, weather stations, video cameras, electronic earmuffs and more. Replace dead batteries before heading to the range, and pack spare batteries just in case.    

Now that you have your guns and gear ready, it’s time to head to the range and have some fun. Good luck shooting!

Helix 6 Precision began with the singular goal of producing the world’s finest carbon fiber barrel. For 20 years it has been their passion to build the finest precision rifles available using only premium components. Bad experiences and dissatisfaction with the industry’s carbon fiber barrels led them to seek out the world’s most innovative engineers in carbon fiber design and fabrications.

We continue to push the limits of innovation to improve our process and products. We use only premium materials and cutting edge manufacturing technology, to produce the highest quality, handcrafted, carbon fiber barrel on the market. 100% Made in USA.

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