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#6215744 - 03/09/16 09:17 AM Who tapes their barrels?
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I've seen multiple barrels blow up from an obstruction plus I hate to worry about moisture getting in the barrel when it's raining or snowing. Do any of yall tape your barrel with electric tape and if so do you shoot through it. And if so is there any change in point of impact or problems?

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#6215746 - 03/09/16 09:19 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I have for years. I use the blue painters tape on my rifles and ML. No issues shooting with it on.
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#6215752 - 03/09/16 09:25 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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#6215770 - 03/09/16 09:35 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I use electrical tape..never messed with POI, muzzle blast sends it flying...flying on other ppl wrapped around a brake.

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#6215781 - 03/09/16 09:41 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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If raining I keep muzzle down. Never taped the end.
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#6215788 - 03/09/16 09:45 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
If raining I keep muzzle down. Never taped the end.

That is the perfect way to get mud in the end of the barrel.
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#6215812 - 03/09/16 09:57 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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It's a good question. I used to be hesitant to do it but now I do. Everyone I have heard test it says POI is not affected.
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#6215819 - 03/09/16 10:00 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Electrical tape on the barrel if raining. The air being compressed against it by the bullet moving down the barrel blows it out of the way before the bullet hits it. After reading that trick years ago tried it at the range before using the tape hunting.
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#6215824 - 03/09/16 10:05 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I even put tape on the end of my barrel when hunting in West Texas with all the wind and dust in years when it is really bad. I have gotten mud in the end of my barrel from just setting the rifle beside me in my truck with the barrel on the floorboard. It was raining and in/out of the truck I kept tracking in mud. Luckily I checked it that one day.
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#6215825 - 03/09/16 10:05 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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That's what I thought. I've always pulled it off prior to shooting but you never know when your going to have to shoot without time to pull it off.

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#6215834 - 03/09/16 10:09 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: redchevy
If raining I keep muzzle down. Never taped the end.

That is the perfect way to get mud in the end of the barrel.


I know you older fellas need to some times, but I'm not using it for a walking stick grin
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#6215841 - 03/09/16 10:12 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I keep blue tape on the end of my barrel 24/7. If it's not in the field, I still want to keep dust out of it. If I'm out hunting, I want to keep dust or water out of it.

When you fire your rifle, the air in front of the bullet blows out the tape before the bullet hits it. There is zero chance that tape will affect accuracy!!!!

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#6215845 - 03/09/16 10:13 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: redchevy
If raining I keep muzzle down. Never taped the end.

That is the perfect way to get mud in the end of the barrel.


I know you older fellas need to some times, but I'm not using it for a walking stick grin

Or in the snow. I was young and dumb the time I looked at the end of my barrel and it was clogged with mud. No tape on it. I either got it walking around carrying the barrel down like young and dumb folks do in the rain or got it from resting on the muddy floorboard of my truck. Either way young and dumb became a believer in tape on the end of a barrel that day during deer season.
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#6215868 - 03/09/16 10:23 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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I heard a story of guy that was about 12-13 at the time and was out with his little brother "hunting" anything that moved with a cheap single shot .410 when somehow they got mud in the end of the barrel....they decided to try to shoot it out and ended up being very thankful that the New England Arms Co. didn't have strict standards on their materials. dads don't like being handed a gun with a mushroomed barrel, I promise.
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#6215879 - 03/09/16 10:27 AM Re: Who tapes their barrels? [Re: Sq2 hunter]
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Im pretty picky about where and how I put my guns. I don't put them muzzle down in a pickup either.

For you tapers, do you carry the roll of tape with you to retape after the first shot?
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