Author Topic: .25 caliber question  (Read 1911 times)

billd

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.25 caliber question
« on: September 08, 2009, 04:03:27 AM »
What kind of crown or cone are you .25 shooters using. Mines almost ready to shoot and all it has is a very small chamfer Ed Rayle put on it.
Thanks,
Bill

Daryl

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Re: .25 caliber question
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 05:37:35 AM »
A nicely radiused and polished crown will work on all rifles, no matter the calibre. A search with "muzzzle crowns" in the title should bring up some pictures.
Rayle's and eveyone elses have sharp edges that I feel need to be broken. This can easily be done with a piece of 320 emery cloth, pressed into the crown and rotated, or wrapped around a tapered instrument like a case mouth chamfer tool used on reloading benches around the world.  for a .25, a newly sharpened pencil might work as the guide for wrapping the cloth around. Rotate the cloth and trun the barrel 180 degrees a few times while 'polishing' the crown.
If you want to shoot loads that require frequent cleaning (weak, wimpy, limp qristed, thin patch loads), you probably don't have to change the crown. IMHO, of course.  ;)