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  1. kolar55

    kolar55 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm looking for a gunsmith to recrown a barrel for me. I'd like to stay with an hour or so of Fond du Lac, WI. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Lonnie
     
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    Terry balding
     
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  3. FrankG

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    Depending on your time frame when you need it by and what all needs to be done we can help as well. I’d ask to know how the barrel is made first as well.

    We’re about 30 minutes South of Fond Du Lac.

    Later, Frank
    Bartlein Barrels
     
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  4. kolar55

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    It's a Brux sporter in .222 on a 700 Remington. Here are some pics taken with the teslong. It is about 4 years old and I have never been able to get this rifle to shoot like I think it should. Just seems to be no consistency and after comparing the crown to some of my other barrels I think it's questionable.
     

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  5. FrankG

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    It doesn't look the greatest but I've seen worse that shot good. So it could be the crown.

    The face of the crown even though it looks rough shouldn't be hurting anything. What's important is that no burrs etc...right at the bore edge.

    If you want to bring it in (can you take the barrel off otherwise we can do that as well) just give me a heads up.

    Later, Frank
     
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  6. kolar55

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    The crown has been redone. It appears to have made a world of difference. Many thanks to those who responded and steered me in the right direction. I feel like I have made a few new friends over this and can't thank you enough. Lonnie
     
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  7. Sparky570

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    Its nice to see you got it straightened out,,My neighbor was a long time Remmy Guy,,,had a 700 .222 would not shoot,,,he tortured that gun three ways to Sunday,,even went back to factory and they said nothing wrong with 1 1/2" groups,,,he got rid of it,,I have 2 old 722's in .222,,LOL,,"Shorty" and "Stretch",,,when I scoped the barrels I almost threw up,,,they both one hole at 100,,,i don't understand but they shoot
     
  8. AckleymanII

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    Looks like a crown cut with a hand held de-burring tool that was dull.
     
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    And turned backwards
     
  10. kolar55

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    Well lets just say there was another issue uncovered yesterday that apparently was done by the smith that chambered and screwed this barrel on the action as it had never been removed. I'm actually disappointed in his work as he has done a number of barrels for me on the past that shot very well including a .222x35 bench rifle that was competitive back in the day. Numerous varmint rifles that would shoot 1 hole at a hundred etc. The one he did just before this one was just a bit disappointing but shot ok. Maybe I was correct in my thinking on that one too and just didn't know it. A very well known smith at that. I had done the q-tip trick on this crown more than once and it never picked up at all. I gotta say without the Teslong to look at it closely, I might have sent a couple more to this guy etc. etc.....Again thanks to all and especially Terry Balding. And thanks to Skeetlee for his excellent job on my 6xc that I was able to compare the crown to.
     
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  11. Coyotefurharvester

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    I would definitely have a talk with your smith, he should know about accuracy issues and any corrections.
     

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