refurbished rifle accuracy problem

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by dougie, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. dougie

    dougie New Member

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    I just had a mark 10 Mauser 30-06 prettied up with an MPI stock(fully floated and bedded of course by myself),the barrel shortened to 22" from 24", recrowned and teflon coated. My problem is that it doesn't seem to shoot nearly as well with the same loads as before. What should I do?
     
  2. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    dougie
    By shortening the barrel by 2" I think you may have changed the barrel harmonics. You will probably have to at least tweak your load if not rework it altogether.
     

  3. shilen30

    shilen30 Well-Known Member

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    Dito. You have a "new" barrel, better start over with new loads or tweaked loads IMO.