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Unread 08-06-2011, 03:23 AM
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel



This young man took a small doe at 482 yards, one shot.

way before he was borne I've been using tape at the end of the barrel, in this case
you can see it has a muzzle brake on it.

Now, you can see the tape and also a white tissue. The reason is that once, long
ago, the tape messed the barrel's finish (some discoloration), so I always use a lens cleaning tissue under the tape to protect (if it needs protection) my barrels.
It happened on a none stainless steel barrel but I just do not discriminate!

The tape gives me a piece of mind, not so much worried about the rain as the flying
particles in dry areas like sage brush that is abundant in Nevada and when you drop
on the ground to shoot etc. I just want to keep garbage off my barrel!!!
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    Unread 08-06-2011, 06:36 AM
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    Re: Tape on the end of barrel

    I hunted the North Fork of the Sun River for 15 yrs. and always taped the end of the barrel. You don't know how much crap is in the scabbards, and i can't tell you how many times i slipped and hit the ground. It's a good precaution.
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    Re: Tape on the end of barrel

    I've always used tape, but left a tail to quickly take it off before the shot. After seeing the same episode of long range pursuit, which states it doesn't change POI, I am curious if anyone has tested this. As maticulous as one must be in long range shooting, I would think tape left on the barrel might affect POI at long distances. Maybe I'll try it next time I go to the 1K range.
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    Re: Tape on the end of barrel

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    I am curious if anyone has tested this. As maticulous as one must be in long range shooting, I would think tape left on the barrel might affect POI at long distances. Maybe I'll try it next time I go to the 1K range.
    This is my thinking too. If one is walking ad stalking close, it to me, would be alot more acceptable than a long range shot of 1000 yrds or more. The affect may not be much or visable at 300 ~ 400 yards, but at 1000 plus it could be substantial. I only believe what I see on TV after I test it myself and then decide what works for me.

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    No tape. Never have..... Never will.
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    Unread 08-06-2011, 10:47 AM
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    Re: Tape on the end of barrel

    scopecoat, the maker of neoprene scope covers, makes barrel covers in various sizes.
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    Re: Tape on the end of barrel

    Many shots taken with an M-16 in the big sand box with the military issued plastic covers...... Made no difference at all to the little 223's. Have covered with tape or finger condoms ever since with nary an issue.
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