Muzzle question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by toolsofthetrade, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. toolsofthetrade

    toolsofthetrade Well-Known Member

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    OK, doing a build for accuracy, barrel I have has a threaded muzzle, for best accuracy should I
    a) leave it alone, nothing on threads
    b) put on thread protector
    c) put on muzzle device
    d) get the threads cut off and crowned

    It is a lothar walther barrel NIB.
     
  2. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    You definitely want the threads protected and the crown needs to be protected too. It is a bit odd to get a barrel brand new with no thread protector. Usually it is in the scope of delivery.

    I personally prefer a recessed target crown since it is harder to damage the crown on one of those than with a "regular" target crown. Of course one needs to exercise particular care when cleaning the bore to not damage the crown or the throat. The throat is easily taken care of with a guide that slips in the action, but protecting the crown is not so easy since the muzzle tends to be non standardized.
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    ... esp., APS, muscle brake, or any of the site sponsor's brake.