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Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

 
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:03 PM
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Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP
I just noticed a Ring around me Tikka T3 Lite Barrel in 7mm Rem Mag its about 50mm in front of were the NF scope Ends.
I've never noticed it before and it really caught my eye
any one know what it could be its bigger then it looks in the pic
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:11 PM
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Re: Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

most likly it is a small step from profiling the barrel during manufacturing, see it on some custom barrels as well.

If you push a tight patch thru the bore and don't feel anything than quit worrying about imminent destruction.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

just take it to a smith. do not chance it. the smith should be able to do Die Penetrant Test on the barrel, which will show the crack, if there is any. if it is cracked, call Tikka. Pretty sure they will help you out.
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:11 PM
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Re: Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

I agree with the machining step comment. Also, In a pressurized cylinder such as a barrel, Hoop stress is double that of radial stress. In other words, a barrel will never cracked like that due to pressure; it will cracked longitudanally.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:02 PM
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Re: Is The Barrel About To Crack????? HELP

If you want to meet up somewhere, we can check it with my bore scope to see what it looks like inside the barrel.
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