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Old December 17, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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Bulged barrel in 22lr

I purchased a stevens crackshot recently, took it home and ran a patch through it and found it had three bulges in it. Now that I know there there, you can see them from the outside in the right light when looking down the sights.

I foolishly shot it yesterday anyway, with standard velocity LRN, and it was pretty darn accurate. The bulges are all toward the muzzle end, and one is fairly close to the muzzle (two inches?). However, cutting and recowning the barrel would not leave enough barrel.

I was thinking of getting the barrel relined. Would a barrel reline be sufficient to prevent a barrel failure, or is a new barrel called for? The rifle is only rated for standard velocity 22 already.

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