Originally Posted by digger11
Slippery slope there.If you are at all OCD don't buy one.A good friend of mine bought a Hawkeye and it has cost him a butload in new barrels.
He has replaced barrels on 3 guns because he SAW things in the bore.Mind you,
the rifles shot itty bitty groups.
Just my two cents worth.
It a good point but without one sometimes its hard to figure out whats wrong with a rifle
that wont shoot.
If it shoots you just have to the temptation to replace it and get over how bad it looks and
keep shooting it.
I have a 17" and would not take for it. I have found many problems with it that otherwise
would have gone undetected.
It is also a good way to evaluate a new barrel( factory or custom) before break in.
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