Originally Posted by 21buck
JECustom, Trickymissfit, rscott5028, I appreciate the great effort it took to write up these explanations. I always wondered how can we shoot straight if we don't know that the barrel is straight.
I know a lot more than I did before your assistance. However, I still have the basic question: How to straighten a barrel? A good example a friend has a barrel that is concentric on the external but has shadows within the length of the bore? JE Custom recommended that a barrel out of spec be returned. I just don't know if it is out of spec. Quandary : Ask the manufacturer to stand behind his work? or go thru the work of chambering and fitting, and acutal firing to tell the manufacturer that his product is questionable and we want it replaced with one of quality? My diplomacy is not the best but the manufacturer is the responsible party at this point. We cannot afford to reinvent the straighting process. Please advise.
Thanks for all your help so far. Have a great Holiday.
If the barrel is straight on the outside but has "Shadows" on the inside you would have to prove
it was not straight or just ask the barrel maker if he could re check it. Most of the good barrel
makers don't want a bad barrel out there and would be more than happy to check it out to see if
they have a quality control issue.
I would not think an individual could straighten or afford the equipment to straighten a barrel
and in the case of a questionable barrel most good smiths are not willing to take the chance
and use it if they have any accuracy guarantee. and if the barrel maker does not replace or
verify the quality of their barrels I never buy another one from them, and end up eating the
cost of the barrel in lieu of taking the chance of building a Turd.
The barrel is a small portion of the cost of a custom build, but a major portion of the total
accuracy potential of any firearm.
The best smith cant make a truly accurate rifle if he does not have a good barrel to start with.
So confirm that its a bad barrel or replace it, would be my advice.
J E CUSTOM