How much is this going to affect accuracy?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kirbymcrae, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. kirbymcrae

    kirbymcrae Member

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    So, I have an issue. Maybe big, but hopefully not :D The last 3/4" of my barrel got scratched up (long story). Anyway, is this gonna make it shoot like crap? If it is do I need a whole new barrel or what?

    Thanks,
    Kirby
     

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  2. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that will affect accuracy, by quite a lot I expect. No way to know that for sure other than shoot it. Scratches (gouges) that deep are pretty major and the area around the crown appears to be scratched up as well.

    New barrel or cut the barrel off below where the damage and have recrowned.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes !!!!
    The crown is the last thing that the bullet sees/Is effected by, and is very important
    to the accuracy of a firearm.

    I would recomend shortening the barrel at least 1" and re crown it.

    Depending on how long the barrel is, velocity loss may be minimal.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    To hear the story on how the hell a bbl got THAT screwed up...If you make the time to wright it, I'll make the time to read it!!
     
  5. kirbymcrae

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  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Yep, cut it off and recrown it otherwise you'll just be wasting a lot of ammo.
     
  7. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Lordy...I've seen sewer pipes that didn't look that bad!!
     
  8. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely cut the barrel back past that and recrown it or just put a whole new barrel on it. I would not recommend shooting the gun in that condition. If you did your bullet would probably leave the barrel at half the weight it was originally haha.