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#5387640 - 10/29/14 07:15 PM fire lapping
colt45 Offline
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good or bad?
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#5411775 - 11/10/14 06:54 PM Re: fire lapping [Re: colt45]
crash700 Offline


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I know that one of the PD snipers recommends it, but I have never gone through the process of fire lapping my barrels. I haven't heard anything negative about doing it other than its a lengthy process.
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#5411860 - 11/10/14 07:28 PM Re: fire lapping [Re: colt45]
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Way back when the concept was coming to light I remember reading that it could be beneficial on revolvers if done correctly. It had to do with a bit of tightness in the bore where the barrel is threaded into the frame...kinda makes sense. It was not suggested for rifles for quite some time, as far as I can recall.

Numerous people have tested and reported on firelapping rifles and it seems the results are pretty much a mixed bag.

I do know one guy who told me the first thing he does with a new rifle is firelap it. Crazy, IMO.
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