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#5872567 - 08/10/15 07:08 PM Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed?
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I am tinkering with an AR-15 trying to squeeze all the accuracy I can get and hand lapping the barrel is the one thing I can't seem to find much information. What specific tools and techniques are needed? I realize buying the best barrel is the way to go but this is more of a hobby quest.
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#5872607 - 08/10/15 07:32 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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Have you bore-scoped the barrel?

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#5872639 - 08/10/15 07:47 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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I have not bore-scoped either barrel (1 new and 1 used). What does that tell me?

BTW, I have no access to a bore-scope.


Edited by Big Fitz (08/10/15 07:48 PM)
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#5872665 - 08/10/15 08:00 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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#5872724 - 08/10/15 08:37 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
I have not bore-scoped either barrel (1 new and 1 used). What does that tell me?

BTW, I have no access to a bore-scope.



Just wondering if there was some reason you felt there were issues in the barrel that needed addressing by lapping. Bore scope may reveal a perfect finshed smooth barrel... or not.

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#5872787 - 08/10/15 09:15 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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#5872871 - 08/10/15 10:06 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
I am tinkering with an AR-15 trying to squeeze all the accuracy I can get and hand lapping the barrel is the one thing I can't seem to find much information. What specific tools and techniques are needed? I realize buying the best barrel is the way to go but this is more of a hobby quest.


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#5872965 - 08/10/15 11:56 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: Big Fitz]
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#5873230 - 08/11/15 08:29 AM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
I am tinkering with an AR-15 trying to squeeze all the accuracy I can get and hand lapping the barrel is the one thing I can't seem to find much information. What specific tools and techniques are needed? I realize buying the best barrel is the way to go but this is more of a hobby quest.


Brass, primer, powder, bullet, range time.


Right on the money. The barrel get s a shine while the shooter gains experience.




Edited by charlesb (08/11/15 08:30 AM)
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#5873351 - 08/11/15 09:49 AM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: kmon1]
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x2 the best and easiest way to lap a barrel. Hand lapping can cause problems if done incorrectly.
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#5874308 - 08/11/15 07:53 PM Re: Hand Lapping Rifle Barrels - What Tools are Needed? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
I am tinkering with an AR-15 trying to squeeze all the accuracy I can get and hand lapping the barrel is the one thing I can't seem to find much information. What specific tools and techniques are needed? I realize buying the best barrel is the way to go but this is more of a hobby quest.


Brass, primer, powder, bullet, range time.


Somehow I knew you would take this position JG loser8

This is just an experiment. I see many rifle builders mention hand lapping and just wanted to try it.

Thanks for the Shooting Times article, I will check it out.
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