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Old June 2, 2013, 12:18 PM   #15
Bart B.
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Picher says heating a barrel can cause it to warp a bit.

Only if it's not stress relieved correctly, made from sloppy metals or poorly fit to the receiver. And if it's all three, they'll warp a lot more. Most factory barrels are well made and stress relieved; just poorly fit to receivers.
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