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lonewolf172

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Can anyone give me some insight as to the pros and cons of these barrels? Such as good, bad, accurate, inaccurate
 

Griz44Mag

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I have a couple of them - better than common grade, very good rifling and both of mine shoot straight!
One of mine is a .58 with a massive 1-3/16" octagon configuration.
The other is an octagon 40 cal.
 

hawkeye2

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My wife shot a '63 Springfield with a Numrich barrel for years till it was worn out. As near as I can tell it was every bit as accurate as it now is with the Hoyt reline and as good as my Hoyt relined '61. I have another, a flush plate Whitneyville, with a Numrich barrel and it's deadly and I have set aside a nearly mint '63 Numrich barrel for when I need it. The supply of good Numrich rifle-musket barrels has pretty well dried up but they were held in high regard among skirmishers when they were available. I have a few Numrich round ball barrels for future projects and I expect them to be as good as anything out there. I would feel confident going up against any other barreled gun with a Numrich barrel. Look at the posts on how well their underhammers shoot. We don't hear much about them nowadays because they are not so common anymore.
 

ZUG

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I built my first rifle with a .45 caliber Numrich barrel in the late 60's. If I remember it's rifling was not as deep as others maybe 0.008" The barrel was easy to load and shot well.
 

ohio ramrod

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I have found them to be inconsistant, some were very accurate , some not so good.Some had the bores not centered to the O.D. The one thing I found in them was that they were undersized on the bores compared to others. For example my 45 caliber liked a .435 ball and was too tight with a .440.My Hopkin and Allen swivel breech has Numrich barrels and it is very accurate!
 

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