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Blacky Montana 
32 Cal.
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01-07-08 06:00 PM - Post#513959    


Hello,
Knowing that one of the most important factors in accuracy is having the proper bullet diameter to bore diameter fit, I picked up a caliper to check the bore diameter of my A & H Hawkens. The question I have, do I want to measure from top of the land to top of the land, or bottom of the groove to bottom of the groove. Which is the correct bore diameter measurement.

Thank you,
Blacky Montana
SASS #19953

 
Roundball 
Cannon
Posts: 22964
Roundball
01-07-08 06:26 PM - Post#513977    

    In response to Blacky Montana

  • Blacky Montana Said:
Hello,
Knowing that one of the most important factors in accuracy is having the proper bullet diameter to bore diameter fit, I picked up a caliper to check the bore diameter of my A & H Hawkens. The question I have, do I want to measure from top of the land to top of the land, or bottom of the groove to bottom of the groove. Which is the correct bore diameter measurement.
Thank you,
Blacky Montana
SASS #19953


A bore is the center "bored out" part of a barrel.
Then some grooves are cut into the metal.
The raised surfaces called lands are still at the original "bored" diameter.
Measure from land to land to get bore diameter.

Actual Example:
I bought a GM .62cal smoothbore barrel (bore was .610")
Then I had a barrel maker cut grooves into it...the remaining lands still represent the original .610" bore diameter...grooves are deeper of course.
Roundball's ML Formula:
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pepperbelly 
45 Cal.
Posts: 895
pepperbelly
01-07-08 07:58 PM - Post#514030    

    In response to Roundball

RB, that is how we measure a bore here in America, but Europeans do it differently. They measure to the groove depth. That is why people get messed up when they find a nice milsurp rifle, like my Swede M38 or Swiss K31 and try to figure out a bullet to use. The Swiss 7.5x55 uses a .308 bullet, and the Swede 6.5x55 uses a .264 bullet.
I have no idea if the European muzzleloaders do this also, but that system has confused many people.

Jim

 
Roundball 
Cannon
Posts: 22964
Roundball
01-07-08 08:54 PM - Post#514069    

    In response to pepperbelly

Didn't know he was from Europe asking about a European muzzleloader...but my answer is still the same
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pepperbelly 
45 Cal.
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pepperbelly
01-07-08 09:00 PM - Post#514072    

    In response to Roundball

I don't know if he is from Europe either. I was just dipping a little into the vast sea of my knowledge and sharing with the mere mortals who frequent here.

Jim

 
nw_hunter 
45 Cal.
Posts: 714
01-07-08 09:34 PM - Post#514090    

    In response to pepperbelly

  • pepperbelly Said:
I don't know if he is from Europe either. I was just dipping a little into the vast sea of my knowledge and sharing with the mere mortals who frequent here.

Jim


Shazam!

 
Roundball 
Cannon
Posts: 22964
Roundball
01-07-08 10:33 PM - Post#514126    

    In response to pepperbelly

  • pepperbelly Said:
I don't know if he is from Europe either. I was just dipping a little into the vast sea of my knowledge and sharing with the mere mortals who frequent here.

Jim


...or...you've been hangin around with Rebel too much out there !
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"Whompability...Across The Fields and In The Woods"


 
Deadeye 
54 Cal.
Posts: 1944
Deadeye
01-08-08 11:36 AM - Post#514365    

    In response to Roundball

The BORE is LAND TO LAND regardless of your location. If your in Europe and measure from groove to groove, you will not have measured the bore, you will have measured the groove diameter.
Metallic cartridges use either one but that's a whole nother story.

 
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