Cam posted an article on fire lapping on the "Custom Gun" thread. Really intresting but it made me think. Unless your a competative shooter, how much do you really want to do?
We read about all the things that can be done to make a rifle shoot better and they work for the most part but. what is the real life gain for the non competative shooter? If you neck size cases, seat the bullet preciesly off the lands, square the action, chase the reciever threads, have a tight throat cut, weight each bullet and spin each case; whats the gain for the hunter?
Well you do all that to a rifle that was going 3/4" out of the box and lets say you end up with a 1/4" rifle. Will that really help you kill a deer? What if it's a two inch rifle out of the box and it ends up a one inch rifle?
As the article on fire lapping pointed out, it causes a loss of barrel life. For what purpose? A barrel that shoot's 1/2" rather than 3/4", if you can do your part? From a bench rest you don't take hunting with you?
I really enjoy making a rifle shoot well but think that "well "should be remembered is a realative term.