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    M. De Land replied to the thread Shortening a barrel.
    I built an Hopkin and Allen umder hammer match rifle a few years back with a 34 inch barrel on it and cut it back to 30. It feels much...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Just giving the pros and cons of the practices (barrel bending and crown filing) and technical description of what will most likely...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Precision barrel straightening (if it exists) is done in an over head barrel vice looking through the bore at a vertical string or...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Another factor that should be considered in my opinion is the material modern barrels are made of . In history the barrels were made...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Not denying crown manipulation can deflect a projectiles path but it's not the best idea for it's stability in flight, particularly with...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    I have not tested this personally but read of it and saw a diagram of the effect, I think in gunsmith school many years ago. I believed...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    I have bent one barrel in my milling machine between V blocks using the quill screw for the pressure lever to get it to shoot point of...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    I have seen brand new HP barrels I personally mounted walk after 3-4 shots on occasion and do it repeatedly. I would bet money they...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Well with a cam shaft, corrected journal alignment and new tight bears hold the shaft in supported alignment. A barrel has no such...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread range rod.
    Use a one piece range rod with a well fitting down bore brass or delrin rod guide for most of your shooting and only use the wood...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Should I bed my barrel?.
    I always reinforce my tang and barrel bases with glass bedding as it not only strengthens this area that has most of the wood cut away...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
    Run out at boring is the main issue and no bore is perfectly straight but if they can be kept to .003-.004 run out in 30 inches that is...
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    M. De Land reacted to Brokennock's post in the thread Flexing a barrel with Like Like.
    In my opinion, yes, yes it is sub-par. A well made barrel should be able to be regulated for p.o.a./p.o.i. using the sights. I'm sure...
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    M. De Land replied to the thread Flexing a barrel.
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