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Old 09-30-2009, 01:56 AM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

With the weather we have here in alaska I always use electrical tape over the end of the barrel you dont see many hunters up here that dont do this I have shot several animals this way and never had a problem I also keep several wraps on the barrel close to the stock so I can replace the tape after the shot
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:03 AM
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QUOTE=Tony 0321;317735] I also keep several wraps on the barrel close to the stock so I can replace the tape after the shot
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I keep a partial roll in my dayapck to attach the tag or fix my ownself or whatever. Electrical tape is the way to go. Baloons, condemns, etc, just wont hold up under tough going. nothing like being 5-10 miles out in the middle of nowhere with a bore plugged up with snow or dirt.

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:08 AM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

+1 0n the finger cots. They are available at your local pharmacy. I also use a small rubber band to keep it rolling from up.

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Old 09-30-2009, 07:32 AM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

We use inexpensive latex gloves at work and I just cut the fingers off. You get 5 per glove.

Just a warning, take the glove off before cutting the fingers off

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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

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We use inexpensive latex gloves at work and I just cut the fingers off. You get 5 per glove.

Just a warning, take the glove off before cutting the fingers off

edge.
I did this with a condom - same warning applies.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:27 PM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

90% of the rifles in AK have tape on the end of the barrel. It has NO effect on pressure accuracy bullet spin wind drift headpsace or anything else affecting bullet flight. What it does do, amazingly, is keep moisture out of the barrel. I understand why it makes no sense to you, but worry not. Its safe.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:57 PM
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Re: Tape the end of your barrel !

I have taped on many a hunting trip but I was sitting here thinking, why doesn't it affect POI? A small flaw in your crown will jack things all up but tape won't, I seriously can't remember if it was blown of or I had to remove the tape with a hole in it, if it blew of I could understand but if your bullet is going through that would make me wonder why.
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