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Noban
May 1, 2001, 02:02 PM
I have a relatively new (500 rounds) Bushmaster .223. On the barrel crown there is what I can best describe as chrome overplating; that is, the chrome plating comes out of the bore and is on the muzzle face. I asked Bushmaster about this and they told me it is normal and that the overplating will disintegrate over time. I am noticing that the chrome is chipping away, close to the muzzle. Am I being sold a bill of goods, or is this normal?

Noban

George Stringer
May 2, 2001, 07:52 AM
Noban, it may be normal but if your accuracy begins to deteriorate I'd visit my local smith and have it crowned. George

Noban
May 2, 2001, 12:42 PM
Thanks, George. I talked again with Bushmaster and they advised that I send it in to them for inspection and possible barrel replacement.