Originally Posted by canuroper
How about the fire lap products (Tubbs)?
I have heard both good and bad about fire lapping. You may smooth the barrel somewhat but you may also erode the throat! In the case of choosing a barrel beforehand, why buy one that needs hand lapping, fire lapping, or any other treatment (which all costs $$$$$ for maybe no gain) That is why I don't think it makes any sense to build a custom rifle
with a marginal barrel. By the time you spend the $$$$ to make a bad barrel good (if its even possible) you have invested enough to install a good barrel in the first place. IMO.....Rich