Muzzle crown improvement ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NotsubMOA, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. NotsubMOA

    NotsubMOA Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    I have a Rem. 700 BDL Custom Deluxe 25-06. My question is can I gain any accuracy by purchasing a Brownells 79 degree muzzle crowning cutter and recrowning my barrel?
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Your best bet is to find a 'smith who knows how to crown using a lathe. It IS the very best way to cut a crown on a barrel. Piloted tools, in the hands of a novice, can make anything from acceptable results to trash. Done on a lathe, "dialed in" on the bore, is the proper way. You may or may not 'gain' any accuracy, depends on wheather the crown is messed up now, or not. Sounds like you're dealing with a factory barrel. Many factory crowns are not close to perfect. Crowning with piloted tools, by hand, is the less than perfect way to do the job.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2011