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Old June 7, 2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Conical through moderatley pitted barrel

If a barrel is moderately pitted and accuracy is affected on a ball would conicals improve the situation?

This would be for an older CVA Hawken.
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Old June 7, 2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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depends. i had a mountain rifle with the first 3 or so inches of barrel that was pitting and it shot excellent. i have lyman barrel thats pitted and doesnt shoot for chit no matter what i use.

you can get a barrel from deer creek for around $85 for the hawken.
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Old June 7, 2009, 11:12 PM   #3
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Have to try it and see. Might do best with a minie or a Lee REAL. Some of those older CVA's are 1:66 twist tho. They won't shoot conicals well no matter what.
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Old June 8, 2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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Got TC New Englander you can't even see the rifles shoots good with ball or bullet. Does it at any range.(boint-blank-100 yards)
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