Recessed Crown?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Forester, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Is there any downside to a deeply recessed crown?

    I am kicking around a rough use, lightweight hunting rifle good for maybe 500 yards only and would like to put a crown on the barrel that protects against damage as much as reasonable.
     

  2. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    There's nothing wrong with having a deep crown. The biggest thing is making sure it is cut concentric to the bore. I wouldn't go so deep that you can't clean it though.
     

  3. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    What is a reasonable c'bore depth for a protective recessed crown that will still look good?
     
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I normally run a recessed crown .030" deep. I would think doubling that would be more than sufficient and still look acceptable.