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What to do to a bored crown

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Voodoochile, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. Voodoochile

    Voodoochile Member

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    reading the thread that a fellow posted here, http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=699868 made me think.

    One thing at may be limiting my M44 is the bored crown where they drilled down to good rifling after some serious useage I imagine.
    Instead of me highjacking a thread I decided to ask in my own.

    What to do to improve the abilities of a Mosin in this case when it has a bored crown?
     
  2. jerkface11

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    A counter bore shouldn't hurt the accuracy.
     
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    It should improve accuracy. After all, they basically recrowned it.
     
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    Yeah. They basically counter bored it because someone (Russian soldier) destroyed the rifling at the muzzle end with a steel cleaning rod. The counter bore removed that damage. Not much you can/should do about that.
     
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    Aside from getting a new barrel; pretty much all you can do to improve your recessed crown is recess it a bit further...that's how it got counter-bored in the first place.
     
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    My 91/30 has this as well. Ive been thinking of drilling a pattern of holes in it for a sort of fixed flash hider or compensator of some sort. It probably wouldnt work to well but it would be an easy project.
     
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    The only other choice you have is to cut the barrel and re-crown it.
    Counter boring is a cheap fast way to improve a worn or damaged barrel. It's not as good as a proper crown.
     
  8. Art Eatman

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    "What to do to a bored crown"

    Call in the court jester?

    Sorry. Couldn't resist. It's a character defect.

    Anyhow, having the barrel shortened to the counter-bore depth wouldn't hurt the velocity any. Then, a proper re-crown would likely help some.
     
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    roflmfao
    :d
     
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