Limbsaver Barrel De-resonator...myth?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 25792SP, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. 25792SP

    25792SP Member

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    I saw one of the "Limbsaver Rifle Barrel De-resonaters" at a shooting supply store the other day and although I was intruiged, I thought I'd check of the forum here first to see if anyone has any experience with one of these. It looks like a small rubber dougnut - and talk about expensive!! $26.99!

    The claim is that the device (when slid on to the correct position on the barrel) "calms" the harmonics.

    How much "calming" effect could a little piece of rubber possibly have on a 30" heavy varmint barrel?

    What do you think?...fact or fiction?
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I'm no scientist, but it seemed to work on my cousins Savage. He has a 26" barrel and he found a sweet spot that tightened up his groups. It may be a mental thing, but I know as he slid it up and down the barrel to find the sweet spot, his group size definitely changed. This however is on a rifle that is shooting .75" groups consistently with hand loads. I would say it helped to shrink them to about .5".

    Tank
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    The fact that it is made with some miracle rubber may or may not have any effect but moving any type of weight up and down the barrel does affect A: Horminics and B: POI.

    They can work. They wont make a bad rifle shoot good but they can help tune a given load for a good rifle. In some cases you can run a max load in your rifle regardless of whether or not it shoots it decent and make the rifle shoot that load better by moving a weight up or down the barrel. Years ago this was done with either piano wire or lead fishing weight wrapped around the barrel in a strategic location.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    They may work on a rifle with a buggy whip barrel (very light) but on a heavy contour I think
    they would have little or no effect on accuracy.

    The main problem is that they are BUTT UGLY.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. learning

    learning Well-Known Member

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    They work great for birth control, I knew a guy that had one and the ladys wouldn't even look at him.
     
  6. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    C'mon dude. I heard you asked Kirby for a special one for that new Edge he's building for you.
     
  7. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    One word, Fugly!