I just finished coning one. I was cutting a patch at the muzzle now and then. Polishing the crown didn't help. Neither did changing patch material or lube.BenJr said:To cone or not to cone the muzzle? I realize that coning will help to start the loading of the patch/ball but does it hurt or enhance accuracy?
Loggy said:Hi Ben...just got your PM.
My Brad Emig PA Mountain Rifle's Colerain bbl is unconed. Very easy to start rb's.
Musta been standard back when Brad built my gun. I will post a pic-up of my muzzle when i get a chance to take pic.. It has a very slight coning.brewyak said:when I ordered my gun Brad asked me if I wanted it coned. it was a $60 option, one nice thing about it is I don't have to carry a short starter with me.
That's nice shooting Zim. Sure have me beat. I surrender.zimmerstutzen said:A good target gun with a standard crown can easily do a 49 or 50-3x on that target. I've done it with open sights. I don't use a hammer to start it either. 445 ball and a cotton flannel patch over 65 grains of 3fg. Instead of coning, I have a choked bore the last three inches. Darn H&H made a good barrel.
I've had the opportunity to test this same rifle both crowned and coned. Whereas I was cutting patches regularly at the muzzle, I was getting flyers beyond what I get now. What I'm getting now is the best it will ever get in that the barrel is coned. That best, isn't best for someone into serious target shooting. Coning IMO affects accuracy toward the negative side of precision.brewyak said:That is more or less what Brad at cabincreek told me when I bought my gun from him.