This is all completely accurate, though I doubt someone asking this question is looking for the kind of match precision only few of us can extract from a rifle with those capabilities.The best way to crown a barrel is with a lathe. I have not crowned any barrel with anything but a lathe for 30 years. An experienced rifle smith will deliver the best crown possible. You want someone who understand muzzleloaders.
You can, of course, cut and crown any way you want. The accuracy will be less than the best possible lathe crown. How much less you won't know. IF you are a trail walker or gong clanger it probably will not matter. If you want to shoot a 50 on an official aggregate you want to have a real crown.
Well that was enlightening, an to think I worshiped at the altar of the perfect crownDo rifle crowns matter? Does a crown affect accuracy? I think most of use would say yes. It seems intuitive that the crown, the last part of the rifle that touches the bullet before it leaves the…rifleshooter.com
I used to as well. After reading that write up I did some work on a barrel that had previously grouped extremely tight. Nothing changed aside from the point of impact, and it was a completely different style of crown. All depends what you want I guess. Both options have their place obviously.Well that was enlightening, an to think I worshiped at the altar of the perfect crown
What was the angle of the crown? 45°?Someone posted cutting a crown with a simple lathe turned chunk of wood, it looked promising so I made one and used it on a barrel crown I got a little uneven with the sandpaper and thumb pressure method. The barrel is a GM drop-in for a TC with lots of sharp corners.
I only used the weight of the drill for pressure and moved the drill handle from 12-3-6-and 9 o'clock every 5 seconds. This tool cut an amazingly even crown which had been cutting patches, the re-crown cured this problem.
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