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Old 07-05-2013, 01:29 PM
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Muzzle question

OK, doing a build for accuracy, barrel I have has a threaded muzzle, for best accuracy should I
a) leave it alone, nothing on threads
b) put on thread protector
c) put on muzzle device
d) get the threads cut off and crowned

It is a lothar walther barrel NIB.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:39 PM
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Re: Muzzle question

You definitely want the threads protected and the crown needs to be protected too. It is a bit odd to get a barrel brand new with no thread protector. Usually it is in the scope of delivery.

I personally prefer a recessed target crown since it is harder to damage the crown on one of those than with a "regular" target crown. Of course one needs to exercise particular care when cleaning the bore to not damage the crown or the throat. The throat is easily taken care of with a guide that slips in the action, but protecting the crown is not so easy since the muzzle tends to be non standardized.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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Re: Muzzle question

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OK, doing a build for accuracy, barrel I have has a threaded muzzle, for best accuracy should I
a) leave it alone, nothing on threads
b) put on thread protector
c) put on muzzle device
d) get the threads cut off and crowned

It is a lothar walther barrel NIB.

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