jeepman wrote:I just went through the same ordeal with my Winchester X-2. The only difference with me was it is my primary shotgun so i bit the bullet and got another barrrel. A couple of options are to shoot it like it is, but i'd bet the performance will be terrible. Another option would be to have the barrel cut back and re crowned, but you most likely won't have a choked patteren and the diameter of the bore will be too big to rethread for a different set of chokes. lastly you could go buy an 870 at walmart for 350.00 and still have money for ammo for what it would cost you to get a new barrel for your browning.
possumfoot wrote:i cant remember who said it, but they said it best.. to a grown man, watching child birth is like a 9yo watching disney land burn to the ground..
Locked&Loaded wrote:Indaswamp wrote:...metrosexual....
wineyarders wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I think the barrel may have already been cut because the barrel strangely measures 27.5 in (assuming I'm measuring correct by measuring from a closed breach to the barrel tip). I could still have a 26" bird barrel probably. It's a fixed modified so I was hoping I wouldn't have any issues, but obviously I was wrong. I'm leaning towards cutting it down and making it a slug barrel instead of cutting and fitting with a new choke for waterfowl. Anyone know if on open choke is an issue for slug accuracy? Also, any thoughts on the type of sights to have fixed on the barrel?
solway gunner wrote:
if that was a fixed modified choke then theres no way that barrel shouldve bulged that way.,something odd there.
A5Mag12 wrote:I'd send it to Briley and have the rib removed and thin walls installed cutting off the least amount of barrel as possible.
wineyarders wrote:OK, thanks. Mike Orlen is in my neck of the woods, I'll see what he has to say,
STEVE IN SOCAL wrote:Been there done that. Bought a belgian gun that had already been cut and had a thin wall choke put in. It bulged south of the new choke. Upon inspection part of the choke was peeled back at a 90 degree angle to the barrel. One more shot and it would have blown. Get a new barrel or get a new gun. If you want to sell the rcvr, let me know.
3200 man wrote:I have a friend that shoots a old A5 with steel shot , he also had the same bulge happen ( maybe a little longer ) , he had
a Gunsmith ( friend ) that machined a slotted tube about 5" long and slept it on the barrel ,around the rib ,after pinging the
bulge back to spec's . He then welded the pc in and re-choked the barrel to Mod . After 20 some years , he's still shooting it .
skb20 wrote:wineyarders wrote:OK, thanks. Mike Orlen is in my neck of the woods, I'll see what he has to say,
Excellent. I'd be most interested in what he does have to say... about both possible cause and potential solutions.
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