Bore scope pics...is this normal?

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  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    But how do you know its full potential with the flaw? Just imagine the accuracy without the flaw. I supposed if it's good enough for you and you're willing and able to pay and accept it as-is, that's all it matters. However, that is not the case for the OP.
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I worry about stability at long range with all the unnecessary bullet distortion. It might not show up at 100 yards. But it could be worthless at 1000.
     
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  3. WyoHunter1

    WyoHunter1 Well-Known Member

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    If I had a car that had a rod knocking when I started it up and ran like hell after that I would still get it fixed because next time go to drive it I don't want to find out it takes a dump. You paid good money for it and it should be top quality,
    Not sub-par waiting for failure.
     
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  4. 7stw

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    You are doing the right thing. You paid a premium for thst piece, and I , in my own heart of hearts, do NOT think you did that. . The marks are erratic, and don't think they got there, by any , or your cleaning methods.
    I'm thinking more in the line of when it was deep drilled, or when it was buttoned.
    Just my 2 cent thoughts!
     
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  5. Snyper708

    Snyper708 Well-Known Member

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    You can "imagine" all the accuracy you want, but that doesn't mean a "perfect" barrel will necessarily be more accurate than this one with some microscopic flaws.
     
  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Doesn’t matter now, the OP is sending that junk barrel back. Now he doesn’t have to worry if that flier was him or the barrel.
     
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  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If the barrel is "perfect" as you eloquently noted, what would prevent it from performing better than with flaw or imperfection. You must have a different definition of perfect and flawless. Cheers! :cool:
     
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  8. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    That's what we are all saying. The only way to remove doubt, is to remove the doubt!!!!
    If I knew I had that issue, it would ALWAYS be in the back of my mind. The man did the right thing!
     
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  9. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Me too, if there’s doubt, even if it did shoot good. That doubt would kill my confidence in the rig. I’m not paying a premium for doubt!!
     
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  10. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    Lilja barrels, are probably the best out there.
    Period.
     
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  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I am on my 2nd Lilja barrel now. The 1st time I dealt directly with Dan Lilja, the 2nd one is with his son Carson, who is also a member here. Got pretty good service from them both and very pleased with the barrels.
     
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  12. NEMTHunter

    NEMTHunter Well-Known Member

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    Made in Montana to. :D
     
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  13. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    You never know. That's my whole point.

    I've had barrels that are beautiful on the inside that hate certain bullets or powders and fight every attempt at a good load.

    I've also had factory barrels that had so much button chatter that it looked like railroad tracks ran through it. It would shoot almost anything I put through it. It was easy to find loads.

    I just wanted to say that it may not be wise to send back a bad barrel that shoots well. It's possible the new barrel may look better but not shoot any better.
     
  14. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I have Lilja and Broughton they all are smooth, shiny and don't foul.
     
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