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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2018, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Barrel Relined Question

Got an older Lyman carbine barrel that has quite a few pits in it,.50 cal , my question is is it better to get it relined since I don't want to go to a .54 and not sure if there is enough metal there. Don't want to replace it, because its the octagon to round and you just can't find the barrels anymore.
I will send it to Bobby Hoyt since I have heard a lot of good thing about his work.
Do you think this is a good choice?
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Let Bob make your choice, he is the master.
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Personally, if the barrel is 15/16th, I would go with a 54. slightly better ballistics in nearly every category. It can hit harder without having to go faster. Bucks wind better, and the gun will be an ounce or two lighter. Bobby does first rate work.
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If you are getting 1 1/2" or less groups at 50 yds,don't worry about the pits.

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Its a 22" Carbine barrel,Hex to Round,thats why I was thinking to reline,doesn't hold a good group, the bad pitting is 4" of the muzzle and 2" of the chamber,

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Maybe just buy a new barrel?
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Get another barrel and get Bobby to make this a smoothie for shot & small game.
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Invest arms using a 15/16 barrel for up to .58cal. You have more than enough room.
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Bob Hoyt took my 54 cal investarms barrel to 58cal. no problem.
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Bob Hoyt took my 54 cal investarms barrel to 58cal. no problem.
Can Bobby reline without increasing caliber?
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