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Offline LongWalker

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Rifle questions
« on: March 09, 2021, 10:53:02 PM »
A couple of quick questions regarding rifles for use in GAF competition:

Is re-crowning permitted?  And if so, does it need to be the military-style crown?

Is use of powder-coated bullets allowed?

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Jim
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Re: Rifle questions
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 05:04:17 AM »
Yes to both.  Does not have to be a "military" crown.
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Re: Rifle questions
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2021, 01:45:07 PM »
Hi
Never heard of a "military crown" for a rifle before.  What's the difference?
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Re: Rifle questions
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 05:39:37 PM »
A rounded crown is often found on US military rifles, and is considered a "military" crown in many places.
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Re: Rifle questions
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2021, 08:43:09 PM »
They weren't always really rounded anymore if they were arsenal recrowned, either.
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Re: Rifle questions
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Re: Rifle questions
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 11:28:59 PM »
Thanks!  I picked up another Krag in need of some work, and while I could part it together enough to get a reasonable facsimile of a carbine, it was definitely going to need to be re-crowned in order to have any hope of decent accuracy. 

Been messing some with powder-coated bullets, and have had some success with one of my rifles.  Wasn't sure if a load like that was acceptable (assuming decent groups are possible below the velocity cut off). 
In my book a pioneer is a man who turned all the grass upside down, strung bob-wire over the dust that was left, poisoned the water, cut down the trees, killed the Indian who owned the land and called it progress.  Charles M. Russell

 

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