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 Post subject: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
New postPosted: June 22nd, 2017, 4:24 pm 
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Want to check the wear on my M1 Carbine.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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About 5" at 50 yards. I'm pretty sure it's worn out, just wondering if I can improve it by recrowning rather than replacing.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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dang, you know I think i've bought a half dozen of these, having loaned them out and forgetting who has them. Alas at this time I do not own one. dang it.
good luck with it, might run it into a smith thats maybe close, they may have what ya need.
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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Smith Enterprise usually has a least one laying around. Try gauge pins, set in thousands, to determine actual diameter.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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I use calipers.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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I've got one in E. Mesa (near Broadway / Signal Butte) if you wanna swing by sometime.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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You could drive a cast rifle bullet part way into the muzzle, leaving enough outside to pull it back out and measure it.
Have you tried different brands of ammo? Some of it really sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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leadman wrote:
You could drive a cast rifle bullet part way into the muzzle, leaving enough outside to pull it back out and measure it.
Have you tried different brands of ammo? Some of it really sucks.


Yeah I thought about slugging it, but a wear gauge will be a lot easier.

This particular rifle was so worn out when I bought it that the portion of the slide that rides in the slot in the receiver was worn enough that the slide would just pop out of the groove. I'm guessing the barrel has seen just as much use, but I wanna check it before I replace it.

I'm gonna swing by Rich's on Sunday and I'll know for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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BIG thanks to WRMorrison! Really appreciate you taking time out of your Sunday to help me out.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone Have a 30 Cal Muzzle Wear Gauge?
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I have one M1 with a worn barrel so I shoot .311" cast bullets out of it.


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