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
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
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.
Last edited by MontanaRifleman; 09-30-2009 at 08:37 AM.
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.
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.