Re: Does (7mm sendero) this look like it would be accurate
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This is my new gun, is it ok like this for accuracy the inside taper is choppy like the cutter was vibrating (hard to see in picture) whats with the battle dings
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Excellent camouflage job on the gun... it looks like a blue/green blanket [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
The smith that did that should give you your money back... that happened to me once and I stopped payment on the check.
That being said (and I'll probably get a lot flack for this), the rifle should shoot well.
There was an interesting article in PS some years back, where a fairly well known Bench rest shooter took a good rifle, shot a 10 shot group to establish the capabilities.
Then he hacksawed off the front 1" at a 20 degree angle, and left the crude saw marks on the muzzle, and shot another group... and it was essentially the same size as the first, but about 7" off to the right.
Then he chucked the thing in a lathe and turned a 11 degree crown to it, and shot it again... group was the same size, and back where it originally was.
So... it would appear, that as long as the bullet is marked the same every time, and has the same forces on it when it leaves the barrel, it will fly the same every time.
I think that most good rifle builders would agree that it's in the chamber, throat, and first few inches of rifling that "accuracy happens".
Of course, that's not an endorsement of poor crowns either.
Shoot it and post what it does.
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