would it be pointless to recrown the skinnier walled barrels ?? anyone try it on a 1077

would it be pointless to recrown the skinnier walled barrels ?? anyone try it on a 1077

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March 1st, 2012, 8:18 pm #1

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March 1st, 2012, 9:31 pm #2

go for it
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March 1st, 2012, 10:28 pm #3

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March 1st, 2012, 10:29 pm #4

... worked on two 1077's, a 766 and a 2100 conversion to .22 .

you're scared ? go get a dog ... I'd rather die standing than live on my knees

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March 1st, 2012, 10:35 pm #5

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March 2nd, 2012, 1:32 am #6

No point in a recessed crown on these IMO...the muzzle is already recessed in a plastic bushing.

I would (and did) re-cut (11degrees from parallel) and polish the forcing cone while I had the barrel out. This helps alleviate the frequent feeding/jamming issues found with these rifles...also cuts down on "cork screwing" pellets that are likely due to head damage incurred by entering a poorly cut forcing cone.

On all three rifles, feeding and accuracy were improved noticeably.

Al
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March 2nd, 2012, 1:42 am #7

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March 2nd, 2012, 2:34 pm #8

The numbers suggest to me that it would be an opportunity to practice recrowning.

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March 2nd, 2012, 10:42 pm #9

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March 3rd, 2012, 5:06 am #10

A decent recrown can be done at home with minimal tools and time. Cleaning & polishing the leade can be done just as easily as a recrown and sluging the barrel can make a huge difference as as well. Please try to remember that we are in general dealing with mass produced "pliker" grade guns in the less than $250 range. Hi dollar factory & custm guns get "detailed" because your paying for it. A $60 13xx/22xx won't compare to a $250 plus dollar Webley, just as a TEC 9 won't stack up to a H&K.

Recrowning can be done with a drill and a file if it's not damaged too bad. Cutting and or a lathe would be best if it is real bad. Polising the leade can be done with a drill, arbor and emery / polishing cloth. Sluging is a bit more work and requires some good soft lead, a torch and a ladel but can make THE difference in mediocre or great accuracy. Do a search on these and you will find some very good & detailed DIY info and video's.

As far as LW barrels or any choked barrel goes...... IMHO the barrel ain't worth a damn if it'd not finised and detailed properly. I'll put a good quaility and properly prep'd non choked barrel up against a LW any day,air gun or powder burner either one. There was a time not to long ago when LW had some pretty bad press and "Professional Opinions" about their end product. It's all in the details. That's my professional opinion, your milage may vary?

Capt. Thomas
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