Rifle Accuracy-Can the accuracy of a rifle be spoiled by shells having been stuck in the barrel, or could the fault be laid on the sights? I have a rifle which does not shoot straight and seldom shoots the same mark twice, even if held there, and is there any good in getting new sights put on the gun?
If the shells have been removed without injury to the chamber, it could not affect accuracy. Even if the chamber has been damaged, unless it is so that it mutilates the bullet or allows gas cutting, I cannot see how it would affect the accuracy, and I am inclined to think there is something wrong with thre rifling; perhaps an injury to the muzzle. If the gun does not shoot to the same place each time, when held the same way, the fault is with the barrel, not with the sights, and there would be nothing gained by getting new sights. Perhaps the barrel is leaded or badly pitted, or perhaps there is a little burr on the rifling at the muzzle.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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