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Old 10-05-2017, 05:22 PM
DJEinConcord DJEinConcord is offline
 
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Each and every rifle is different. Some milsurp and sporting arms like free floated barrels, some don't--regardless of original design.

Next time you see a seasoned reloader doing load developemt on a sporting rifle don't be surprised to see him stick a matchbook between the stock and barrel checking for improvements.

The barrel band screw on '03s are sometimes called "group tighteners". I always tighten mine to the same spot in the hope of not fixing what ain't broke by changing barrel tension. I have had two 03A3s and one 03 and all of them had different barrel pressure of a few pounds. And they all shot great.

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