Fluting is another feature you can add to your barrel to lighten weight, increase surface area, disperse heat at an accelerated rate and make it more asthetically pleasing for the buyer. Here are some pictures of our fluting.
For more information on Thermal Fluting, please see here.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday
6:00am through 3:30pm MST
Due to overwhelming call volume, we will not be performing order status checks on any orders still within their estimated lead-times. We will perform status checks on those at the end of or after the estimated lead-times. Email requests are faster as we're able to address them sooner than the phones.
Also due to overwhelming call volume, voice messages left with our Customer Support number may take quite some time to get a response. Our phone system sometimes overwrites voice messages left by customers so please either try again or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (as this email address can be checked and responded to anywhere by anyone here), you're far more likely to get a prompt response with an email inquiry than via phones for the time being.
Before placing an order, please double-check to ensure all details are correct beforehand! Delays involving order change requests continue to increase.
Due to sustained raw material shortages, labor challenges and supply chain issues, inflationary prices are affecting every aspect of our business costs. Throughout 2020 and 2021, we've struggled against these cost increases and absorbed as much as we could on our end. Due to these continued pricing increases, effective March 1st, 2022, X-Caliber Barrel & MFG has been forced to raise our Shipping, Handling, Packaging materials and Insurance prices (shipping charge) by roughly 5% per barrel to $35/barrel for most barrels.
Estimated Lead Times:
(ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE--Last Change 9/20/2022)
Unturned Blanks 2-4 Weeks*
Contoured Blanks 3-5 Weeks*
Prefits 6-8 Weeks*
ARs 8-10 Weeks*
Carbon Fiber adds 1-2 weeks to base barrel/blank type lead time
Cryogenics adds ~2 weeks to base barrel/blank type lead time
Cerakote adds ~1 week to base barrel/blank type lead time
Muzzle Devices 2-4 Weeks*
Expedite Option reduces estimated lead time by approx. 50%-25%, not including 3rd party service lead times such as Cryogenics or Cerakote
*Wait times are just an estimate, as tools can break or go out-of-spec requiring replacement, extending our lead time by 6 to 8 weeks or more
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page for more information.