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Old January 5, 2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Scratched crown problem?

I carelessly scratched the crown of my Marlin 30-30. Its not too bad but I would like to get your thoughts. Will it affect accuracy?
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Old January 5, 2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Those surface scratches shouldnt effect the accuracy at all
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Old January 5, 2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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The scratch I can see is on the Muzzle - not the Crown. Shouldn't affect accuracy one bit. The crown is the actual edge where the bullet leaves the rifling. This is chamfered a tiny amount to produce "crown" so the bullet has uniform pressure as it leaves the barrel. You should be just fine from what I can see.
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Old January 6, 2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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It's the intersection of the bore and the end of the barrel that's important !!
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Old January 6, 2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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That's cosmetic, ...won't hurt accuracy a bit.
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Old January 7, 2013, 02:13 PM   #6
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"The crown is the actual edge where the bullet leaves the rifling."

Well, no. The crown is the raised part around that exit point. Its job is to protect the exit point from damage and that is exactly what it did in this case. No problem.

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