Author Topic: To flex or not to flex  (Read 3650 times)

AbitNutz

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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2016, 07:04:08 AM »
I think I'll lap it...can't hurt. I'm a gigantic fan of VFG felt cleaning pellets. Not to be confused with an actual shooting pellet. All they are is a sized felt pad/pellet that fit on a screw on jag (available from brownells). I coat the VFG felt cleaning pellet with Kroil and JB bore paste and then go to town, scrub the heck out of it. I have a primitive bore scope that gives a good idea of what is happening. It's not to the quality of a Hawkeye but it wasn't $700 either.

The VFG/Kroil/JB has not done miracles but it's a process that can really help without risking the possibility creating mayhem.
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wilsonj1018

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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 11:58:03 AM »
i usually go with jb which has been found to be around 1000grit abrasive on a lead lap  for 20-50 strokes starting at the breech end and progressing towards the muzzle in small increments. typically only around 3-5 strokes actually make it to the muzzle. i then follow up with mothers mag polish on a felt following the same routine. though i wouldnt suggest it until after shooting the flex, i would likely leave it alone unless it didnt satisfy me.
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AbitNutz

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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2016, 03:34:19 PM »
Well, like I said. I don't think it can hurt under any circumstances and I have nothing but time on my hands. It's nice to see a sharp and shiny bore.

I have a Lyman Borecam that gives a fairly good view of the condition of the bore...it is clear enough that it can drive you crazy. Nothing is perfect and you can have a perfect shooting rifle, borescope it and see something you don't like. The defect doesn't affect performance one whit but there it is, a defect of some sort...staring you in the face.

The VFG/Kroil/JB treatment is just a nice finishing touch on some things and a pretty good fix on others.
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caniborrowsomeammo

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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 10:10:53 PM »
I have one of the first LH Flex in .30.
Though you want a .25, I see no reason you wouldn't get similar accuracy as this.
 one of my first groups out of the Flex after sighting in my Sightron SIII. It still shoots like this. Shot with 44 grain JSB straight out of the tin. On my bench, using War bi-pod. Untouched barrel, except I use a brushless bore snake once in a while.
The Flex is a very fine rifle.
Simply put, you would have to be AbitNutz to get one. ;D
Buncha BB guns that I don't get to shoot as much as I like. Grinding out a living on the farm.

AbitNutz

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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 11:04:05 PM »
Thank you for using my aiias in a positive way. :)  At least I think it was positive, I have to go check my meds.  :P

I was concerned that while I recover I was not going to be able to shoot. I have a fairly large property and we have wonderful neighbors but I doubt they would tolerate gunfire. Not to mention that some would likely shoot back!

I have a large, partially enclosed deck and depending on the direction, it's about 50 to 150 yards to the woods. I'm going to set up a snipers nest for my Flex and LabRadar chrono...with target locations at 25, 50 and 75 yards. The 75 yard target will have a Bullseye Camera so I can see where my shots hit more easily. The 25 and 50 yard targets I'll have to use a spotting scope. Not as much fun but it'll work.

When I can't sleep, I'll go out on to the deck, fire up the ATN X-sight and dispatch some more of those evil raccoons that cause me so much grief!  >:( I'll definitely be testing what pellets work best on those stripped rats. 8)
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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2016, 01:40:55 PM »
caniborrowsomeammo> that is some mighty fine shooting at 100yds!


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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2016, 02:01:52 PM »
caniborrowsomeammo> that is some mighty fine shooting at 100yds!

They aren't all like that, most get up to 1.5 MOA and if the wind is whippin every which way I just cross my fingers. I don't take many pics of the 3-4 MOA shots. This barrel is very precise though IMHO.
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Re: To flex or not to flex
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2016, 02:04:31 PM »
I don not expect every group to be like that for the very reasons you mention.
However I do believe the barrel and gun combo is a winner.