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Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

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Unread 06-03-2013, 10:09 PM
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Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

Forget about it. I use to live close to the U.P. and I like a good cheese curd.

The rifle is no longer keyholing and it will be a fine shooter.
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    Unread 06-03-2013, 10:18 PM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

    Maybe you got some duracoat into the muzzle ? I find it hard to imagine that there is a 223 on the planet that can't stabilize a 40gr Vmax ? I had a Remington with a 1:12 twist and I shot 55gr from that. Now try 75gr + particularly VLD's and it is a different story.

    Whichever way, there is no substitute for a proper match barrel. Howa are made in Japan, so they probably beat Remington and Savage handily on quality, but there are no Shilen.
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    Unread 06-03-2013, 10:36 PM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by krury View Post
    Forget about it. I use to live close to the U.P. and I like a good cheese curd
    Which side? I am born and raised Michigan dork but am on business in NE Wisconsin this week. Cheese curd abounds!
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    Unread 06-04-2013, 08:51 AM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

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    Corn cob factory barrel, behold:

    Do you think any amount of polishing is going to fix this one ? I have heard of this being found on more than 1 6.5mm Savage barrel of late. I own several Savages BTW.. And I have yet to pay more than $350 for a Shilen Select Match barrel to avoid this kind of shite.

    And cucumber does not feature in my diet..






    Thats what my Daughters Savage looked like! I used the Tubbs FL kit on it, no more file called a barrel, cleans much easier now. lol
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    Unread 06-04-2013, 08:57 AM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

    My Savage 243 barrel was so bad that Tubb's couldn't fix it. Sent it back to Savage and they replaced the barrel for free.
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    Unread 06-04-2013, 05:30 PM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

    Wow! That is some seriously screwed up rifling! That looks like it would be plainly visible to the naked eye.

    As for 40 rounds "breaking-in" a barrel from keyhole to bughole.... I don't buy it. Clearly you just experienced it, but something (like cerakote) must have gotten in there.
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    Unread 06-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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    Re: Barrel Conditioning "Wow"

    That's why the title is wow!
    I do stuff ear plugs in the muzzle and foam rubber and frog tape off the inside of the action.
    I can't explain it. Just glad it stopped. I have never experienced it.
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