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Vortakt’s S³ Technology Solution for Clocking Machined Features on Barrels

October 1, 2022
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How the Single Setup Solution Mitigates Most Barrel Indexing Issues When a barrel manufacturer mentions clocking, they’re not referring to your 6:00AM wakeup call! Clocking (or indexing) is tied to …

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Crown is King – How Carbon Buildup Can Negatively Affect Barrel Accuracy

August 8, 2022
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How Muzzle Brakes and Suppressors Increase Carbon Fouling During a recent trip to the range, the Vortakt team ran across an interesting barrel performance phenomenon that took our engineering group …

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Now Offering OEM Barrels for the AK Rifle Platform

June 16, 2022
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Government Contract and Commercial Barrels for AK-47, AKM, AK-74, and Other Kalashnikov Firearm Designs Vortakt Barrel Works has a well-developed reputation as a government subcontractor, supporting the firearm manufacturers that …

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Vortakt Custom Tooling Solutions for OEM Barrel Manufacturing

Custom Rifling Configurations for OEM Barrels

June 1, 2022
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Providing Rifle and Pistol OEM’s with Unique Rifling Design Solutions While Vortakt® maintains a versatile collection of tooling designed to accommodate most SAAMI spec barrel designs (as evidenced in our …

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Vortakt Expands Production Capacity with Revolutionary New Turning Center

May 17, 2022
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OEM Barrel Manufacturer Introduces Industry-leading Automation Technology Vortakt Barrel Works once again demonstrates its commitment to becoming the future of OEM barrel manufacturing by introducing “The Profiler”, a new fully …

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The Vortakt 5-in-1 Difference: Supplying Barrels Across the Firearm Industry

March 23, 2022
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Providing Best-In-Class OEM Barrel Manufacturing Services at Every Price Point If you’re a rifle or pistol manufacturer with a wide-ranging product selection, you’re intimately familiar with the struggles of sourcing …

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Precision Rifle Components Provides Performance Review of 500 Series Vortakt Barrel

February 11, 2022
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Accuracy Test Highlights Precision of Vortakt Barrel in the Field Precision Rifle Components is an aggregator of precision rifle content and a product design contractor that specializes in the engineering, …

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It’s Not Black Magic: Selecting Different Rifling Styles for Rifle and Pistol Manufacturing

October 26, 2021
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Optimizing Rifling Lands and Groove Dimensions for Maximum Accuracy There has long been debate among the firearm community regarding the merits of rifling styles in rifle and pistol barrels. Manufacturers …

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It’s Not Black Magic: Optimal Twist Rate Selection for OEM Barrel Manufacturing

October 4, 2021
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Finding the Ideal Twist Rate for Your Production Barrel Design The last few decades have seen incredible growth in cartridge development across the firearm industry. Rapid advances in firearm technology …

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