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Old 09-29-2009, 03:58 AM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

as 300 mentioned thats the way we do it over here. for me not having tape on almost feels like the feeling i get when forgetting to put on a seat belt in the car. makes me uneasy. would hate to get something down the tube and then have a shot of a life time buggered up from it. i have several wraps on the barrel end. then when i blow some of i just unwrap some more and on it goes.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:21 AM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

I've been using masking tap for years.

After much testing the tan color's masking tape is preferred over the blue.

One fella wraps some tape around the barrel behind the muzzle as a ready supply.

For my rifle with a Holland and DE brakes I've been using fingers cut from surgical gloves.

Balloons are a bit distractive in that they expand before they blow and leave you with a false sense of 'red mist', if you use a red one.

I have some drop charts work up I'll do some experimenting. I think that with the masking tape covering the muzzle only that the bullet never touches it before the pressure ahead of the bullet pushed it away.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:15 PM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

I use electrical tape. balloons, condoms, and commercial barrel covers will degrade, rust your barrel, and remove the blue if you forget to remove it at the end of each hunt and before you put your rifle away.
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

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I use electrical tape. balloons, condoms, and commercial barrel covers will degrade, rust your barrel, and remove the blue if you forget to remove it at the end of each hunt and before you put your rifle away.
I can't speak for anyone else, but, I wipe my gun down after each outing. The balloon is removed at that time.
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

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For my rifle with a Holland and DE brakes I've been using fingers cut from surgical gloves.
... or similarly, you can use finger cots (http://tinyurl.com/y933arb).

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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

A friend use similar to this ...

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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

Not much more too offer here other then explain why the tape or balloon is meaningless as far as effecting accuracy.

When a round is loaded in the chamber or a muzzle loading charge is seated in a barrel, there is a column of air between the projectile and the muzzle. As the projo travels down the bore, this column of air is compressed and builds pressure quickly.

It reaches a point that the tape or balloon can not support and either will be blown off the muzzle before the bullet ever gets to the muzzle. Air pressure clears the way, not the bullet.
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