Originally Posted by Hired Gun
On the Sendero barrels, for what they are, yes they can shoot pretty well, but you certainly have never looked in one. I have yet to see one with the chamber so crooked that the rifling on one side has 1/8" to 1/4" more freebore on one side than the other. Internally they are identical to the SPS barrels. Heavily tool marked up, incomplete lands and deep scratches going right across the lands. Even a rough as they are I have still seen plenty of them shoot 1/2 MOA.
Accumark barrels look like most customs internally. The chambers can still be crooked though.
My Sendero SF and 5R barrels are just as smooth when running a brush as all the custom barrels I've ran one down...And they will shoot 1/4-1/2 MOA average.
My .257 Accumark barrel will barely let a brush down it without hellacious force. When running a jag & patch I literally thought it was going to break my J Dewey rod and bend my Pro-Shot rod. It has several tight spots in it... I bought the gun brand new in late 2008 and put maybe 100 rounds through it total since then. It only shoots 1/2 MOA on good days, and on bad days 3/4-1 MOA groups @ 100 yards...Not impressive for a $2,300 rifle, when my $1,300 Remingtons will do twice that good...
Don't get me wrong, I love the gun, but as for the barrel's insides...Not impressed at all and I dread cleaning it because it's that big of a pain in the ass.
Should I send it back to Weatherby?
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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