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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: yukon254] #7864847
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Originally Posted by yukon254
Been using electrical tape for years. Keep an extra piece on the barrel so I can replace it if I use the rifle in the field and yes I shoot right through it.

One thing you do have to watch in cold weather is condensation. I know of one case where ice formed in the tip of the barrel next to the tape. It wasnt as bad as a total barrel obstruction but the guy did have to get the tip of his barrel cut off and re-crowned because of the split.


Should be alright if you let the rifle climatize eh? Instead of taping in the warm cabin or truck and heading out into the cold.

Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: Shakeyjake] #7864852
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Originally Posted by Shakeyjake
Originally Posted by yukon254
Been using electrical tape for years. Keep an extra piece on the barrel so I can replace it if I use the rifle in the field and yes I shoot right through it.

One thing you do have to watch in cold weather is condensation. I know of one case where ice formed in the tip of the barrel next to the tape. It wasnt as bad as a total barrel obstruction but the guy did have to get the tip of his barrel cut off and re-crowned because of the split.


Should be alright if you let the rifle climatize eh? Instead of taping in the warm cabin or truck and heading out into the cold.


Yea I think it would be rare for condensation to cause ice buildup. The situation I was referring to happened in Alaska in late fall when the morning temperatures were quite cold. Guy was a brown bear guide.


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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: K-zoo] #7864868
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Also, the finger clots may not get flagged as a gun related purchase by your bank or card company sadly enough.


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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: K-zoo] #7864873
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I should use something, two banana peals for me with a shotgun.


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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: K-zoo] #7864893
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I always use electrical tape.
I also carry it with me so I can re-apply as needed.
In thses mountains itís so steep that itís very easy to get the barrel into the dirt if your not tall like me.
I personally feel it should be incorporated into hunting safety courses

Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: K-zoo] #7864900
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I have never even heard of doing that. Kind of surprised that you all shoot through it and it doesn't affect accuracy.


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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: K-zoo] #7864923
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Use masking tape with few wraps so have extra if needed.

Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: yotetrapper30] #7865082
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
I have never even heard of doing that. Kind of surprised that you all shoot through it and it doesn't affect accuracy.


I first saw Jim Shockey doing it.
I bet the air pressure in front of the projectile would blow it off before it exits the barrel. Would need a fancy high speed cam to see it.

Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: Shakeyjake] #7865101
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Originally Posted by Shakeyjake
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
I have never even heard of doing that. Kind of surprised that you all shoot through it and it doesn't affect accuracy.


I first saw Jim Shockey doing it.
I bet the air pressure in front of the projectile would blow it off before it exits the barrel. Would need a fancy high speed cam to see it.


Watch the short video. It shows just that in slow-mo. About the :35 sec. spot in video.


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Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: yotetrapper30] #7865168
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
I have never even heard of doing that. Kind of surprised that you all shoot through it and it doesn't affect accuracy.


You may not have the weather conditions that would lead folks to commonly use the tape, or similar protections.

Re: Taping the muzzle of your rifle [Re: mad_mike] #7865174
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Originally Posted by mad_mike
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
I have never even heard of doing that. Kind of surprised that you all shoot through it and it doesn't affect accuracy.


You may not have the weather conditions that would lead folks to commonly use the tape, or similar protections.


Yeah not the deep snow y'all have for sure but I grew up in snow country... not Alaska style snow but still, lol. Also would be a good idea for when sloshing around in swamps chasing coonhounds.


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