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Old February 3, 2013, 01:34 PM   #1
ChasingWhitetail91
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Another .303 Question..

My mk1 no4 .303 has a raised band about two thirds up the barrel towards the muzzle. I don't know whether someone cut it and re-lengthened it or if the barrel integrity was compromised so they cut out the effected area and replaced it. Anyone ever seen anything like this? It's about an inch and a half long, goes around the entire barrel, and is only raised a hair over what barrel is.
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Old February 3, 2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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We need good, clear pictures. No one would cut a section out of a barrel and replace it, at least no sane person. It sounds like the barrel is bulged, probably from firing a live round with an obstuction in the barrel. Sometimes guns with bulged barrels will be reasonably safe, but I would recommend not firing the rifle until/unless the barrel is replaced.

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Old February 3, 2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Not a bulge, i'll try to get a picture but it looks like newer or different material then the original barrel. When I had it taken apart, cleaned, and tapped by a gunsmith he never mentioned it. They boresighted it too so I don't know if they would fire it themselves if it was a bulge.
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Old February 5, 2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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If it's a bulge you would be able to see it looking down the bore.
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