Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

How much is this going to affect accuracy?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-08-2012, 04:15 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 9
How much is this going to affect accuracy?

So, I have an issue. Maybe big, but hopefully not The last 3/4" of my barrel got scratched up (long story). Anyway, is this gonna make it shoot like crap? If it is do I need a whole new barrel or what?

Thanks,
Kirby
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
How much is this going to affect accuracy?-img_1948.jpg   How much is this going to affect accuracy?-img_1950.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-08-2012, 06:36 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Searcy, Arkansas
Posts: 700
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Yes, that will affect accuracy, by quite a lot I expect. No way to know that for sure other than shoot it. Scratches (gouges) that deep are pretty major and the area around the crown appears to be scratched up as well.

New barrel or cut the barrel off below where the damage and have recrowned.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-08-2012, 08:42 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,380
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbymcrae View Post
So, I have an issue. Maybe big, but hopefully not The last 3/4" of my barrel got scratched up (long story). Anyway, is this gonna make it shoot like crap? If it is do I need a whole new barrel or what?

Thanks,
Kirby
Yes !!!!
The crown is the last thing that the bullet sees/Is effected by, and is very important
to the accuracy of a firearm.

I would recomend shortening the barrel at least 1" and re crown it.

Depending on how long the barrel is, velocity loss may be minimal.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 865
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kirbymcrae View Post
So, I have an issue. Maybe big, but hopefully not The last 3/4" of my barrel got scratched up (long story). Anyway, is this gonna make it shoot like crap? If it is do I need a whole new barrel or what?

Thanks,
Kirby
To hear the story on how the hell a bbl got THAT screwed up...If you make the time to wright it, I'll make the time to read it!!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 9
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Well, I suppose...
Really stuck case
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halfway between Lubbock and Dallas
Posts: 4,566
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Yep, cut it off and recrown it otherwise you'll just be wasting a lot of ammo.
__________________
Without the First and Second Amendments the rest of The Constitution is Meaningless.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2012, 06:43 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: North Louisiana
Posts: 575
Re: How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Lordy...I've seen sewer pipes that didn't look that bad!!
__________________
United States Marines: Giving the enemies of America a chance to die for their cause since 1775!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: How much is this going to affect accuracy?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does Trigger affect accuracy? Laker_Taker Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 06-26-2012 07:05 AM
How much does rain affect accuracy? linksmechanic Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 10-18-2009 08:01 PM
How much does the amount of powder affect accuracy? KQguy Reloading 5 01-03-2008 07:34 PM
Do belts affect accuracy? trader388 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 19 03-23-2004 12:39 AM
seating depths affect on accuracy? rufous Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 07-21-2003 01:07 PM

Current Poll
Where in the US do you live?
West of the Mississippi River - 60.81%
897 Votes
East of the Mississippi River - 36.88%
544 Votes
On the Mississippi River on a houseboat - 2.31%
34 Votes
Total Votes: 1,475
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC