Is my barrel really that flexible

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by D*N*R*, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. D*N*R*

    D*N*R* Active Member

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    My hmr was sitting on my table (on a bipod) and i lifted the muzzel end with one finger and could make the barrel bend?? I got out my 270 same thing. If they are that noodely storing them supported seems like a good idea.My guns are very free floated (big gap)and glass bedded.
     
  2. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    I think what you are seeing is the forearm of the stock flexing under the weight of the barrel and action. Even wih the lightest sporter barrel the amount of flex you would have would not be visable. Just my guess as to what is going on.
     

  3. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking too.

    OP, if you are concerned, take the barreled action out of the stock and try to bake it flex, I think you'll find that it's the stock, not the bbl
     
  4. D*N*R*

    D*N*R* Active Member

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    Well when i looked back at my rubber buttstock i could see it moving the same. But good trick to play on someone. Man the middle looks stationary.