Bear Creek Arsenal: Forged for A Lifetime
Bear Creek Arsenal produces the best firearms at reasonable prices without compromising the quality. The stainless steel in our barrels is 416R which is specifically designed for firearms and provides longer barrel life. We use 4150 Chrome Moly in standard barrels, a higher grade than most other manufacturers. Our upper and lower receivers are made from 7075 T6 aircraft aluminum for toughness and durability. To give our customers additional selections, we have recently acquired two machines to produce Hammer Forged Barrels.
Hammer forging is the most modern process in gun barrel production and our cold hammer forging begins with a barrel blank that has been drilled through with a diameter very slightly larger than the desired bore diameter. A tungsten carbide mandrel with reverse rifling and chambering is inserted into the barrel blank. It is then placed in the machine and there, carbide hammers rapidly pound the blank around the mandrel with tremendous force as it slowly rotates to keep the barrel round. This process forms the lands, grooves, and chamber inside the blank. Small indentations will remain on the outside of the barrel from the hammer strikes which are machined off during the final contouring of the barrel. The process of compressing the metal makes it more resistant to heat, which is created in rapid, sustained fire situations. It also leads to a longer barrel life (approximately four times longer) and makes it less prone to throat and gas port erosion. The process also leaves the bore’s surface very smooth, having less resistance to the bullet and increasing velocity and guarantees consistent high-quality and precision. We now have 5.56 Nato, 7.62×39, and .308 Winchester options in stock with more to come!
About Bear Creek Arsenal
Established in 2013, Bear Creek Arsenal® has quickly become a leader in affordable AR-15, AR-10, our proprietary Rimfire ARs, PCCs, HuntMaster, and parts. With over 50 years of manufacturing and CNC experience, the founders of Bear Creek Arsenal® have always focused on producing high-quality, accurate, and reliable firearms for the everyday American. Manufacturing all key components in-house, in America allows Bear Creek Arsenal® to keep prices down while offering a huge variety of calibers and configurations for their customers.