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Old 04-08-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

That smith would be buying me a new barrel and the job would be done properly by someone else!
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:00 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

Yep...absolutly..the smith is responsable for this. Don't be afraid to ask for your mony back ....plus+++.

On another, semi related topic. There is a local "shooter" around here who owns two Accumarks. A 257( I think) and a 338-378 (I know). Being the true riflman that he is, he took his two guns to a "chain store" to have them cleaned. After they were cleaned, (also, being the true rifleman that he is) took the guns to ANOTHER fellow to have him sight them in for season.

Yep, you guessed it...the brake for the 257 was on the 338 and visa versa. No one was hurt, but the shooter says that it sure was exciting for a moment!!!

Evedently the "chain store" is fighting it in court!!! Says it is not resonsable for the damage..
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

So is there any way to rethread a new muzzle break and salvage the barrel at it's current length? Does that barrel have to be cut shorter, recrowned, and rethreaded? If so, I'd say the smith owes you a new barrel too!
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

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So is there any way to rethread a new muzzle break and salvage the barrel at it's current length? Does that barrel have to be cut shorter, recrowned, and rethreaded? If so, I'd say the smith owes you a new barrel too!
The brakes are designed for given diameter "range". I think it is unlkely you wouldn't have to shorten the barrel.......Rich
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:28 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

I doubt that barrel is salvageable without shortening, recrowning, etc. and there is no way I would do that. Press it with the smith like I mentioned because it's obvious his thread job on the barrel sucked! The threads on the brake don't look like they were even screwed onto the barrel as they look almost untouched.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

If he does not want to help out Post on the Forum his name and Contact Information. Send him a link to this thread. I bet he would be pretty quick to make it right.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: Muzzel break blew off on the first shot!

Me thinks your 'smith' glued it on!! Undercut the threads on the barrel so he said...."What the heck...just glue it!"
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