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I took 2 nearly identical rifles (brand/caliber etc.) out to the range today. One seems to shoot much better. Oh, same ammo...

If I sell the under performing rifle, I'd like to swap stocks with the one that shoots really well.

Odd the plastic stock rifle shoots better than the laminate stock.

Any chance I spoil my good shooter by swapping stocks?

(oh, I don't want to spend a ton of time and $$ on this rifle!)
 

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I took 2 nearly identical rifles (brand/caliber etc.) out to the range today. One seems to shoot much better. Oh, same ammo...

If I sell the under performing rifle, I'd like to swap stocks with the one that shoots really well.

Odd the plastic stock rifle shoots better than the laminate stock.

Any chance I spoil my good shooter by swapping stocks?

(oh, I don't want to spend a ton of time and $$ on this rifle!)
Go ahead and make the swap, then go shoot 'em again before you decide.
 

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Start with sliding a dollar bill up the barrel to see if the barrel is free floating. Laminate stocks are more prone to warping than plastic stocks. You may just need a little sanding under the barrel to pick up it's performance.
 

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It may simply be the barrels.
Even if the manufacture and model is the same, it doesn't matter.
Each barrel is reamed separately and possible with different reamers and on different machines, even if they were machined on the same day.
 

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It may simply be the barrels.
Even if the manufacture and model is the same, it doesn't matter.
Each barrel is reamed separately and possible with different reamers and on different machines, even if they were machined on the same day.
Uggh... I took the bolt and barrel assembly of the rifle that shot well and put it into the wood stock. (after cleaning the silly things for 3 hours) :mad:

impossible to answer without much trial + error - poor performer could shoot better then the more accurate one with different ammo + numerous other variables like action screw tension + etc. -
Sheeh I'm getting to the point I don't remember which ammo shoots well in what rifle! Yesterday I took 3 types. I know the CCI Green stuff patterns like a shotgun!
 

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Good morning Tim. Have you considered writing things down in a notebook? We're getting to that stage in life where short term memory loss almost becomes a given.

And if you're going to shoot the messenger please use the more accurate rifle :p

Frank the Helpful
 

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Good morning Tim. Have you considered writing things down in a notebook? We're getting to that stage in life where short term memory loss almost becomes a given.

And if you're going to shoot the messenger please use the more accurate rifle :p

Frank the Helpful
Dear Frank The Helpful!

I think I have 8-9 597's Need to pare that down to 3-4. I have spent far far too much time on this already. So now I take painters tape and write 'keep' or 'sell' as needed. I'm not gonna live long enough to get these all sorted out!
 

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For Frank

Writing Stuff Down




Didn't change anything and these rifles HATE HATE HATE 45gr ammo. It's official, nothing is more fussy than .22 WMR

Nothing
 

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That looks like a fine day off at the range Flys! Blue skies, white puffies, and some pew pew...I'm jealous :)

Frank
 

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Good morning Tim. Have you considered writing things down in a notebook? We're getting to that stage in life where short term memory loss almost becomes a given.

And if you're going to shoot the messenger please use the more accurate rifle :p

Frank the Helpful
If I'm the messenger I want him to use the inaccurate one.
 

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I'm gonna do a poll with 4 digits of the s/n. Keep or Sell. I'm over messing with these rifles!
 
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