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Old 08-12-2011, 12:46 PM
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel

Tape has never affected my POI. TAPE IT. Simple and it works.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel

I have tapped my barrel for 30+, no problems. I hunt hard, steep MT terrain, been on my back many times, spend alot of time with crampons on to help with that.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:06 PM
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I have tapped my barrel for 30+, no problems. I hunt hard, steep MT terrain, been on my back many times, spend alot of time with crampons on to help with that.
Agreed. I've never seen any impact differences from having tape over my barrel. Shots out to 600 have been spot on. After carrying my rifle in my Eberlestock for a while, I began to notice that dirt and sticks and grim that accumulated in my rifle scabbard was being ground up by the end of the barrel and I could see dust and bits of crap in the end of the bore. I figured tape couldn't be worse than the damage to the crown and the subsequent 'firelapping' that was going to take place as soon as I touched it off.

We all fall, we all inadvertently stick our barrels into brush get snow in them, rain in them, dirt in them, etc. which then leaves us with the options of cleaning when we get back to camp and then shooting again if we prefer fouled bores, or packiing filthy or clean barrels out the next day. Much snow or rain in a carbon steel barrel will cause it to rust, same for stainless but it takes more time.

If you're worried about impact changes at long range you can remove the tape, I always double over the end of the tape so that I can pull it off easily for that "really long shot" where I have time. But I'm sure that my bore is kept in better shape, less work is required, and far fewer worries with some electrical tape over the end.

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Old 08-13-2011, 01:24 PM
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel

i always tape the end of my barrel living in B.C. anywhere you go you can get stuff falling in the end of the barrel i have shot moose, elk, bear, deer, and now this year a sheep and have never had the slightest of issues i wouldnt chance a hunt of a lifetime on not taping the barrel.
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i always tape the end of my barrel living in B.C. anywhere you go you can get stuff falling in the end of the barrel i have shot moose, elk, bear, deer, and now this year a sheep and have never had the slightest of issues i wouldnt chance a hunt of a lifetime on not taping the barrel.
That's the smart thing to do!

The only place it needs not tape is in the safe assuming we keep it clean!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel

Just go tape up the end of your barrel and go to the range to see if it makes a difference i garrantee it wont but then you'll have that peace of mind
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Re: Tape on the end of barrel

I guess this is not over yet!



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