Bluejay75 said:Good video. i think I will get a 223 now. Was that a standard taper barrel? How's the noise amplification from the short barrel?
Dinny said:You definitely have some video skills! I would have left the barrel alone if it shot that good to start off with.
My gunsmith in Oklahoma told me that during his formal training his class took a field trip to Surgeon Rifles' shop. There they demonstrated a similar experiment, except they used a $5K rifle. The rifle shot good despite how bad the crown was butchered. I guess a crown isn't everything when it comes to fine accuracy.
moto357 said:This was pretty surprising to me as well. Though I've never tried as you did but always remember being told and reading how important a crown is for accuracy. I've always been real cautious doing them both by hand or on the lathe. Maybe the effects are exaggerated at longer distances? I don't shoot at any distance so I couldn't confirm
Anyways, thanks for taking the time and doing this
Scibaer said:first, let me say.. you do make very good videos.
i watch both videos , twice.
the crown, specifically is the transition between the face of the barrel and the rifling .. and you had that.
after you cut your barrel, before you fired it, you crowned it, for your safety as you said.
you didnt much of a crown on it, you said you deburred it.. um , that a crown. in many cases thats all any barrel needs.
as evidenced by the fired group after you cut the barrel. and your initial cut of the barrel was fairly straight too
you did a good job. but it did have a crown.
lazi said:Great job on the videos!
It gives me a bit of hope. I bought a couple extra Handis just to chop down. One in .357 and one in 45-70. I actually bought the 45-70 after I chickened out on chopping up a perfectly fine .357 rifle. And now I've been puttting off doing the 45-70. But those videos give me a little hope.
I also checked out the SKS video as I have a Yugo coming at some point and I'm thinking I'd like to wack the barrel down. Otherwise I doubt it will be much use. I also bought a second barrel for a 10/22 with plans to cut off the front sight but again no guts no glory. If I do get around to it I will certainly reference your videos.
I feel like I should make a YT account just like your vids but I'm too "lazi"... Lol...
parson48 said:Enjoyed your vids. Clear, concise, informative- not a lot of wasted time.