"Starik carbon-tube" is a barrel sleeve for sports rifles, developed by the long-standing, int. successful Olympian, European champion and multiple World Cup winner from Israel, Guy Starik!
- Improving shooting performance by regulating vibration!!
1. The carbon sleeve has a "tuner" to improve shooting performance by vibration regulation!
2. The sleeve including "tuner" weighs only about 200 g
3. The clamping on the barrel is very short (25mm) and right at the muzzle, which improves accuracy. 4. The pipe lengths were calculated in elaborate test sequences. There are 2 lengths of the sleeves: about 19cm or about 32cm.
For cleaning we recommend every 500 - 1000 shots with a Plastic brush brush out. The easiest way to do this is when the powder has dried up (so not directly after shooting - better before shooting!!)
Carbon tubes improve the properties many times over compared to steel/aluminum tubes:
not susceptible to corrosion
almost no thermal expansion
Excellent vibration damping
Original comment by Guy Starik on 15.08.2014:
I'm honored to see my tube on your website. I put a lot of thought,experience, and actual testing in it. Some of the best shooters in the world are already using the carbon tube,and I'm sure many more will benefit the qualities of it. The tube will improve the groups of any rifle on the market,add length for better sight picture,and weights only 200gr, making it easy to handle,specially on the standing position. If anyone have any questions regarding the carbon tube,I will be glad to answer. How to use:
Here is my tuning method: In order to tune for "positive compensation" which means that slow bullet and fast bullet will hit the target on the same vertical point of impact,the shooter should tune his rifle in that order: Take 2 lots of ammo of the same year but with speed difference of 30-40fps. (1040fps and 1080fps). Shoot from a solid rest,which the rifle can recoil back,or from position,if you are high level shooter. Normally, the faster lot will hit target about 6-8mm higher than the slower lot. You will need someone to help you turning the tuner while you are in shooting position. Start with the tuner all the way back(closer to the muzzle),and shoot 3 shots from the slower lot.now change to the faster lot and shoot 3 shots. If both lots hit the target in the same vertical line,the rifle is tuned. If not,turn the tuner one full revolution (360 degrees),and repeat the 3 shots from each lot. When you are close to get the rifle tuned,use smaller turns of the tuner. The rifle is tuned,when you can switch between the lots without any vertical difference of poi on the target. You can't get positive compensation from a fixed test bench which doesn't recoil! There is a good chance your rifle will be tuned from the beginning because of the pre tuning I do by calculating the tube length to your rifle barrel length. Enjoy! Guy. Have fun!
I'm honored to see my running sleeve on your website. I have invested a lot of thought, experience and test series in this product. Some of the best shooters in the world are already using this carbon sleeve (including Olympic champions Rajmond Debevec and Matthew Emmons, by the way) and I'm sure many more will benefit from the quality. The tube will improve the shot images of any rifle on the market, also the length contributes to better visibility and weighs only about 200gr. This makes it easy to handle – even when standing. If anyone has any questions about the carbon tube, I am happy to answer them.
Here is my approach:
The optimal harmony regarding vibrations "positive compensation" means that both fast and slow ammunition should hit the target at the same vertical height.
The shooter should proceed as follows:
Take 2 different types of ammunition of the same year, but with speed difference of 30-40fps. (1040fps and 1080fps).
Shoot from a test machine that makes the rifle spring back (not a rigid test machine!!!) or from the shoulder if you are a shooter of a very high level.
Normally, the fast ammunition will hit about 6-8mm higher than the slower ammunition.
Start with the tuning weight as far as possible towards the barrel mouth and shoot 3 shots from the slower series. Now from the fast and shoot 3 shots. If both lot numbers hit the target in the same vertical line, the rifle is tuned. If not, turn the tuner a full revolution (360 degrees), repeating the 3 shots from each batch.
If you get close that the shot images match in height, only make minor turns on the tuner. The rifle is tuned if you can no longer see a vertical difference between the two types of ammunition.
You cannot receive positive compensation from a fixed test bench (clamping device), which cannot spring back!
There is a good chance that your rifle will shoot better from the start based on my calculations (tube length in relation to barrel thickness and barrel length).
Most common barrel diameters are in stock - otherwise there can be delivery times of up to about 4 weeks (production, shipping, customs...)
Attention: please measure the barrel diameter of your rifle exactly with a calliper, as already 0.1 mm deviation leads to the fact that the barrel sleeve does not fit!
Please note that we only offer the barrel diameters available in the selection (no special designs for other barrel diameters!!)