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Re-crown barrel - Tacoma area

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by crazysccrmd, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Parkland Member

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    I have a rifle barrel I need to true/re-crown after cutting. I can take it to a smith and get it back in about a week but it would be nice to have it faster. Anyone in the Tacoma area have the tools to crown a 8x57 barrel that will let me use, buy or pay them for their time?
     
  2. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    When I wanted this done in a hurry I ordered a crown cutting "reamer" and pilot from Brownells. 3 days later the barrel was recrowned and looked far better than some of the "lathe jobs" I've seen. In a big hurry, order early, use Next Day Air Morning Delivery. Will probably total to less than what a 'smith will charge and you could be finished

    Better yet, having the tool allows you to "fix" a crown if it gets damaged/worn.
     
  3. OldGuyPhil

    OldGuyPhil Longview New Member

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    I've had good luck with the Dave Kiff kit.
     
  4. Italian Make

    Italian Make Snohomish WA New Member

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    hmmm, interesting. May have to try this, need to shorten a barrel and recrown....
     
  5. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    It's a great tool but hard for some to avoid "chatter". The brownell crown cutters have more cutting flutes and is really easy to use with a handle. When I finish a crown on one of my rifles the surface is mirror smooth.