Re: Planning long range build, couple question...
The way is was explained to me was that the more you take off of a barrel as far as diameter the closer you get to the bore which can affect/expand the bore outwards. It made sense to me by taking stress out of the barrel and affecting the metal. (I'm not good at explaining...lol)
He didn't say that it was gospel or that he even really knew whether it was fact or not, but he said he couldn't really guarantee it would shoot to it's potential. He said it would still shoot great, but "could" shoot worse with a brake. BTW he threads them all the time and even does his own, but he was just telling me that the larger the threads, IE 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, etc, is better because you are further away from the bore.