What steel is used for gun barrels?

The most common type used for gun barrels is called ordnance grade steel, a tough and durable alloy that can withstand a high firing rate. Steel alloys have been developed to be lighter weight than ordnance grade steel but still offer similar strength properties. These alloys are often used on small arms like handguns because they offer better accuracy due to decreased recoil forces from heavy ammunition rounds fired at high speeds.

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

Double major in Engineering and Geology at the University of Minnesota. Experienced shooter & hunter for over 15 years. Certified NRA officer for over 10 years working as a writer at Ballachy.com .

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