Accuracy Issues

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Huvik, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Huvik

    Huvik Member

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    I know this isn't the typical firearm you guys get questions on but its an accuracy question so i figure theres no better place to ask. Hahaha so be nice.

    I have a 1982 Marlin 336 in 30-30. Its my work horse and i use it for everything, but I've always had an issue with it shooting to the right. Up until now i just adjusted the sights to compensate, but now id like to figure out what it is. Now when i say it shoots right i mean 6" to the right consistently.....like 1 1/2 - 2" groups to the right consistently lol

    Any help would be awesome.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    wow, where to start ?

    bent bbl.
    loose sights
    bad crown
     

  3. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    FAVOR LEFT!!lightbulbgun):cool:
     
  4. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with the bent barrel.
     
  5. Huvik

    Huvik Member

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    HOw do i figure out if the barrel is bent and what would be my repair options if it does turn out to be slightly askew?

    Thanks again guys
     
  6. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    The only reason I think it's a bent barrel is because it shoots consistantly to the right. I'm sure you would have to replace your barrel if it is bent. If your crown is nicked a recrown is a simple and inexpensive fix.