Originally Posted by rscott5028
It comes blueprinted and crowned from the factory. It likely has what's called a recessed target crown which is anywhere from 0 degrees (flat) to 11 degrees but countersunk about .040-.080" in contrast to traditional 45-60 degree hunting rifles.
If you're consistently and repeatedly shooting 3 shot groups less than .25" center to center at 100 yds with multiple bullets and loads as implied by your pdf, then you're all set.
If you're getting .105" center to center consistently, then you're ready to go compete.
under .250" groups are very easy, as for the .105, I'm not ready to compete just yet, I actually had 50 rnds of the exact ammo that made .105 ready to test on paper, but ended up shooting it last week at prairie dogs due to running out of ammo... so in the next few months I plan to do it, just to see if I can repeat that great load. As for the crown it does have what you called a recessed crown, but to me a crown is in the refiling and this surly isn't.
Originally Posted by J E Custom
Its hard to second guess anyone but if you can't see any crown it might be a clean 90o cut without
any recess. This is the same thing as a crown it's just not recessed for protection of the crown.
I have seen this a few times but consider it not a good idea because any kind of contact with
the "Crown" can damage it and cause accuracy problems.
Post a picture of it and let us look at the muzzle.
Without disassembling the action there is no way to be sure if it was Blue printed or not.
The 1 in 14 twist seems a little slow for a 223 but if it shoots, great.
Is your load data yours or theirs, and have you grouped it?
J E CUSTOM
The Load Data are my loads and groups over the last 2 years, I don't shoot that often as the range is far away, and I don't shoot competition only prairie dogs once a year
Attached is an image from 2 years or so ago of the crown, I can get an updated closer and better picture this weekend if needed.