Thank you! Question answered.Shot out? Highly unlikely. For one thing, the 30-30 is not a barrel burner. For another, most folks never shoot their 30-30s enough to ever wear out a barrel. Action and parts would likely wear out long before the barrel. Most barrels on a 336 that give up the ghost do so from from rust and pitting, damage to the crown and overall lack of maintenance. If the barrel bluing looks good and original and the crown hasn't been damaged, you're about as safe as you can be as to the barrel on a used gun with a 336 in 30-30.
To be brutally honest, whoever told you this is full of it and knows nothing about rifle barrels. The bullet is going to drop into the muzzle until it's stopped by the ogive. Depending on the profile of the bullet, measurements will be all over the map. A bore light or better yet, a bore scope should be used to determine the condition of the bore.I meant the round tip down in the barrel. From what I was told, the deeper it goes in (that is, the less of the bullet you see), the more shot out the barrel is. I am not sure if this is normal for Marlins though as I am still new to them.
OK!!!! the first thing I want to specify..DO YOU HAVE THE CORRECT AMMO IN THE BARREL??? :flute:..... :biggrin: JUST SHOOT IT... its fine... :biggrin:Hey all,
Looking at a 1969 336. I had the seller send me some photos of the barrel. Sorry they are blurry! Is this barrel still good?
OK!!!! the first thing I want to specify..DO YOU HAVE THE CORRECT AMMO IN THE BARREL??? :flute:..... :biggrin: JUST SHOOT IT... its fine... :biggrin:
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the "bullet test" is a rough, relative test. it is less-useful on micro-groove barrels, because the rifling is not very deep to start.