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Unread 02-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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Re: barrel crown

I have looked at the HawkEye models in the recent past. Actually a better choice of words would be "lusted" or "hungered after".

Trouble is that I'm retired on a fixed income. They are just plain too much money.

If I did have that kind of coin laying around, I'd buy a barrel.

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Unread 02-22-2011, 09:45 AM
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Re: barrel crown

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I have looked at the HawkEye models in the recent past. Actually a better choice of words would be "lusted" or "hungered after".

Trouble is that I'm retired on a fixed income. They are just plain too much money.

If I did have that kind of coin laying around, I'd buy a barrel.

Cheers!

I hear you !!!

I lucked out and found one that had a problem with the power supply (The battery had leaked
and corroded up real bad).

The guy said it was the light bulb and they were real cheep.(I knew better, and that he was trying
to cheat me) so I acted dumb (Easy for me) and offered him .$250.00 for it.

The fix was easy and later I had to tell him that I fixed it by simply swapping the power supply (The
little Mag Light is a perfect match) and replaces it .

So for $260.00 I have a complete setup with case and all.

PS: The Con,backfired on him and the look on his face was priceless when I told him I fixed it
for $10.00.

I have seen some good deals on line but you have to check them often or they will be gone.

I to am retired and on a fixed income so I know where you are coming from.

J E CUSTOM
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Unread 02-24-2011, 06:11 AM
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Re: barrel crown

Just had a factory 700 barrel re-crowned, accuracy did not improve. After scoping, we could see a very small burr about 1/2" below the muzzle. Even tho removed, it was no help. BTW, burrs can sometimes be found with a Q tip; run it down and slowly back up each groove, and see if a burr will pick a strand of cotton off.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 09:01 AM
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Re: barrel crown

Others will no doubt argue. IMHO, Remington sells diamonds in the rough. Very very few 700s shoot well out of the box. The vast majority look and feel like junk. But I have never owned or worked on one that couldn't be made to shoot well under an inch (typically 1/2 to 3/4 in for 30 cal and under) with reasonable tuning.

1. Dump the forend pressure, then check the action bedding - in that order. If there is any binding or if you can feel any movement at the forend/barrel interface or rear tang/stock with your thumb lightly touching both steel and wood when the acton screws are loosened or tightened, step 4 is not optional.
2. Run a box of Tubbs lapping bullets through it - follow directions thoroughly.
3. Lap the crown just enough to include the crown ends of the lands.
4. If that doesn't do it, glass bed the action (with pillars if you can).

Sometimes it takes a bit more than that, but not very often. Whole books have been written on other "tinkering" options and all of them include options that work well on the 700.

By the way, Tubbs would probably have eliminated the burr.

Last but not least I would be remiss if I did not add that finished diamonds are available everywhere for big bucks. But turning a rough diamond 700 into a fine gem tack driver is a labour of love that provides the kind of satisfaction and pride that money simply cannot buy.

Just one old man's point of view.

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Unread 09-27-2015, 09:05 AM
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Re: barrel crown

I know this is an old thread but many times people including me search older threads for answers and advice.

I too never really understood why you would use a bore guide on the chamber end but not on the muzzle crown end. A jag and rod will drag and strike the muzzle crown area hundreds if not thousands of times cleaning during the life of a barrel. I created a simple bore guide for the muzzle crown end and it works really well. We have two sizes at the moment with more coming out soon. There are some good videos on the site too which demonstrate the issue and how the Crown Cradle works. Hope this helps and maybe is seen as a solution or least as extra insurance/precaution for the precision marksman.

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