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Offline Manynames

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So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« on: June 22, 2022, 08:30:45 PM »
Was wondering how some of you who have a 13/16's barrel shoot. I'm looking for an AVERAGE group size at 50yds off a bench. Does a "thinner" barrel like this have limitations on accuracy?
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 08:38:05 PM »
There are just so many variables to an answer for that. Like cal., load, shooting style, etc. I had a 36  cal in 13/16 Douglas that shot good groups in 1970 and it still does after many thousands of shots.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2022, 02:32:38 AM by smylee grouch »

Offline Daryl

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Re: So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2022, 10:26:14 PM »
My .32 x 13/16" - unknown maker, narrow grooves, wide lands (opposite to best scenario) shot into 1 1/2" at 50 yards. I could do no better. At the same time, I was shooting a pair of
7/8" barrels, one in .45 and one in .40. Both of those would put 5 into 1/2" at 50 yards.
My current .36 x 13/16" has done an inch at 50, but I have not shot it much at that range. Most groups are out at 1 1/2".  I am starting to think that is the best I can do, nowadays. :(
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Offline Manynames

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Re: So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2022, 10:40:59 PM »
Thats very interesting, getting similar results but still need to experiment more with powder charges.
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Offline Daryl

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Re: So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 10:51:45 PM »
Welcome, vary patches, powder charges and perhaps even ball diameters. I bought a small bag of .360" balls some time ago and they shot better than the .350's.
I use the same patches with either diameter - 10 ounce denim I measure at .021" compressed.
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Offline Tim Ault

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Re: So how does your 13/16's barrel perform?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 03:02:12 PM »
My 45 cal GM barrel shoots very well . Average for 5 shots at 50 are in the 1.5 ish range which is about the best I can do these days with any open sighted rifle