Measuring barrel length

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jmason, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Do you measure a barrel from wher it mates to thr recoil lug to the muzzle end?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    NO

    Very carfully insert a cleaning rod in the muzzle and touch the boltface,
    Mark the rod at the crown, remove and measure the rod from the end
    to the mark.

    The reason it's measured this way is because different actions have
    different tenon lengths, some have recoil lugs and some recoil lugs
    are biult on the action.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    WOW! I'd never have figured that one out!:) Thank you!