Author Topic: Joe Wood Coning Tool Question  (Read 9292 times)

Offline Clark Badgett

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Re: Joe Wood Coning Tool Question
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2021, 09:50:47 PM »
Yeah - you are right, JohnnyFM.  I wonder why Accuracy shooters don't use them, bench, plank or chunk?

Most likely it is an additional step that does not give EXTRA accuracy potential. On a field gun it does give a little advantage beyond ease of loading, and that is that since the rifling is an inch +/- back into the bore, a light ding on the muzzle is less likely to affect the rifling. Which is the actual purpose of the crown on newer target rifles.
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Offline D. Keith Lisle

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Re: Joe Wood Coning Tool Question
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2021, 10:41:34 PM »
I've coned about 15 of them I guess.  Most of them I had to tweak the load just a tad, because i changed what i built the load upon. Change barrel configuration, powder, ball size, patch, patch lube, even how many times you swab & what you swab with or not at all, will make a dif. most of the time.  You change something, it usually changes the group or the POI.  Some things effect it more than others.

After coning my .54 cal deer rifle, I had to bump it up 2 grains to get back to where I was.  I have no issues
with it & just play with each one accordingly.  Had a couple I had to do nothing. Never had any I felt I lost accuracy,
I just tweak the load a tad.