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Old 05-30-2005, 10:29 AM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

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Old 05-30-2005, 01:28 PM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

hey matt

what a pisser eh? gonna tell us who did it so i don't go near them with the proverbial?

however, i wouldn't be overly concerned about it at the moment. i have had scratches inside the bores of some of my rifles and they all shoot like a dream imho [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

don't believe everything you here about reflex's improving accuracy. i think you'll find that as the recoil and noise is reduced, people flinch less etc. etc and they perceive accuracy to get better. thats my thoughts on it all anyway. get yourself a neoprene sock for your can so the mirage doesn't blurr you after the first 4 or 5 shots.

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Old 06-01-2005, 07:05 AM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

Matt, shoot it and see, if it don't shoot fetch it over here when we get a boar lined up for you, i'll chop the barrel back and re thread it for you.. that English channel is a pain aint it..
I've not been hearing anything good about those reflex mods lately, mate of mine has just 150 rds through his(in 300wm) and its split/cracked. I was talking to a real nice bloke that does the PES mods in the UK, i'll be using either those, or Brugger and Thomet mods, ive got a B&T on the way for testing. They cost 3x what the reflexs do, but the things are 10x the quality.
whats about the markings for your BDC?
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:54 PM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

Derek,

Best I don't name the fellow until I see how this all pans out. If the rifle does turn out to be spoilt I will be deeply unhappy....

Will be up in your neck of the woods late Oct and mid-Nov at Stags then Hinds. I'll drop you a line when I'm back from the sunny place.

Pete,

Thanks, but no point in marking up the BDC until I find out if the barrel is OK. If it has to be replaced [note: 'replaced', I didn't pay this punter to turn my rifle into a pistol!] I'll have to do my comeups from scratch. Deep joy.

Didn't mention that this genius also returned the rifle sans-bedding. Didn't occur to him to just unscrew the barrel. 'Ambulance for one please' [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img].

I have to get it reglued to the chassis before I can fire it again!

Brize Norton tomorrow -pissed off that I can't get the AW sorted until I get back [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

Brown Dog,

Looks like there was a burr or sharp edge on the pilot bushing used to crown the muzzle. This has happened to me as well in the past. Now whenever I get a set of pilot bushings in I polish and round both ends to ensure this does not happen.

Did this to one of my 2000 yard rifles in 338-300 RUM and did not notice it until I shot the rifle and it was printing 1 moa groups at 500 yards. Gave the rifle a total look over and sure enough there was a little groove in the rifling just as you have in your picture.

The problem is that it generally takes material off the lands so that it is undersized on that land and the bullet will release early and create a yaw in the bullet.

This will be more appearant in a 3 or 4 groove barrel and as I can clearly see you have a 4 groove.

As a rifle builder I will tell you things happen. Give the guy a chance to make it right before you do anything else. If a customer brough a rifle to me that I had worked on that had this problem, and it happened early on, I would fix the problem at no charge at all even if it ment a total rethreading of the muzzle. Shipping should also be covered to and from in my opinion.

Give him a chance to make it right though. It sucks but things like a little burr on a pilot bushing happen and at times slip by visual inspection.

Pointing this out to him will also help him prevent it in the future as well.

Your barrel is certianly not ruined, just needs a bit taken off the end!!

Good Shooting!!

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Old 06-01-2005, 04:55 PM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

hi matt

good luck with the sun-tan vacation. i'll chat to you when you get back about the dsc II thingy.

you may be stressing about nothing with your rifle. don't let it become a problem in your head before you find out that it my or may not be a problem at all....

remember, your cup is half full and not half empty etc. etc

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Old 06-02-2005, 10:31 AM
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Re: Fine Scratch on Land -how worried should I be?

Matt, the AI's actions are generaly glued to the chassis, depending on the action wrench or clamp type, it might be nessecary to remove the action from the chassis. Give em a ring and have em sort the probs out whilst you are away. let me know what marks you want engraving on your BDC when you are ready
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