Using a barrel stabilizer on a Mini-14 or Mini-30 rifle provides two primary benefits to the shooter. First, the typical clamp-mounted barrel stabilizer helps to dissipate heat away from the barrel. The Mo-Rod, which uses custom clamps that encompass the barrel's diameter (more surface-to-surface contact), provides for rapid heat dissipation by using anodized alloy clamps, a material known for its heat dissipation characteristics. Secondly, as a semi-automatic barrel heats up from repeated firing, the barrel can develop a condition known as barrel whip. This causes just enough movement in the barrel to produce stringing on the target. To control barrel whip, a barrel stabilizer, like the Mo-Rod, is designed with a 3-point anchor system to hold the barrel in its rigid position, thus providing more consistent targets.