Re: The Over-Rated Crown
I have always believed that an even slightly damaged or worn crown was an accuracy killer. Looks like I can start looking somewhere else. The ability of the rifle to shoot a couple of wild flyers from a vandalized muzzle and then recover is astounding.
I can't help requiring as perfect a crown as possible, but now it's on the premise that it can't hurt, rather than that it's absolutely necessary.
I prefer a Winchester type 90 deg singlepointed recessed crown done in the lathe, but if I didn't have to give the muzzle some protection, I would just singlepoint a 90 deg face on the muzzle with no recess, (and I sometimes do that on a rifle with a brake).
An excellent article, with solid methodology. I do believe the results, but still can't stand less than an apparently perfect crown. Too old to change.
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A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time