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Bent barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wolfk80, Jun 5, 2010.

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  1. wolfk80

    wolfk80 TS Member

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    Have you ever had a gun that shoots a full pattern away from the point of aim?
    What did you do to fix it?
     
  2. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    If it shot HIGH..did nothing. Off center line..send it to Briley or any of the other barrel gurus and have it straightened.

    Big Jack
     
  3. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Had the rib taken off, had the barrel bent for poi that I wanted, and then had the rib reattached.
    steve balistreri
     
  4. BAD 303

    BAD 303 Active Member

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    Generaqlly speaking bending a barrel is not rocket science for a machinist that has a way to chuck the barrel and also a way to see how much it gets bent. Usually a thousandth of an inch equals a change of 1 inch in poi. So it does not take much to move the poi but keeping it there is the problem. Some barrels like to move back after getting them hot while shooting. Also longer barrels are more prone to moving poi after getting hot. Seminole in Florida does a very good job bending single barrels.
     
  5. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    Depending on which way it is shooting, there are a few things to check before bending a barrel.

    You may want to provide a little more info so a better determination can be made.

    1) What make and model is the gun?

    2) Where is the full pattern off; high, low, left, or right?

    3) How was the gun patterned, and what yardage?

    4) Is the gun new to you, and has it been properly fitted?

    ss
     
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