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    Fire Lapping

    Anyone done it themselves and what did you use?

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    I think i remember Greg saying way back he tried it in a 243 years ago.

    what is the problem and what do you hope to achieve?
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    Id recommend using common sense and not firelapping your barrel

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    Gun has been bedded floated tweaked and twisted but it wont play the game, starts with an average group but progressively gets worse the more rounds through it, is gonna be a last resort with the fire lapping before gun gets put into a project status

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    Gun has been bedded floated tweaked and twisted but it wont play the game, starts with an average group but progressively gets worse the more rounds through it, is gonna be a last resort with the fire lapping before gun gets put into a project status

    Does it foul badly as well?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    I havent looked since throwing it in the cupboard yesterday but im gonna go and clean it soon so ill see, but that is what is being suggested.

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    In my experience lapping of any sort will not help it if it fouls badly. What make of barrel? TF?
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Its a Sako 75

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    its fucked give it to me
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    I was waiting for that from someone. lol

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    Is it coppering badly?
    Can you feel any tight spots (or loose)as the cleaning rod is pushed threw?
    Can you feel any bulge on the outside of the barrel?
    What cal and any idea how many rounds down it?
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    Not really any tight spots the whole barrel is quite tight, no bulges that i can see.
    Not sure how many rounds through it but my mate has never been happy with it performance since new.
    Cleaned it before i shot and the first patch was very black but the rest were quite clean.

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    If its not coppering it could just be it doesn't like what your feeding it.
    have you tried a few different projectiles and seating depths.?

    A second hand barrel I have coppered,still shot ok but coppered.
    I cleaned and shot cleaned and shot etc etc with no change.
    Then cleaned spotless of copper and carbon and shot 10 blanks to carbon the bore and shot from there. Its been mint ever since
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    Not loading for it but it liked Winchester best and then i had to move to Hornady for lack of Winny, it started 3 to 5 inch groups with Hornady.
    He used to run Norma in it as it was better than most but not great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malhunting View Post
    Not really any tight spots the whole barrel is quite tight, no bulges that i can see.
    Not sure how many rounds through it but my mate has never been happy with it performance since new.
    Cleaned it before i shot and the first patch was very black but the rest were quite clean.

    What cal?
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