BAR­REL

Air Gunner - - Know Your Air Rifle -

Com­po­nents don’t get more es­sen­tial than the bar­rel, or specif­i­cally its bore, which is where the pel­let is spin- sta­bilised by the ef­fect of the ri­fling - a series of spi­ral grooves - as the pel­let is blasted through from its load­ing point at the bar­rel’s breech, to its exit at the muz­zle. The muz­zle is fin­ished per­fectly square - a process known as ‘crown­ing’ to en­sure that the pel­let is re­leased cleanly and evenly from the bore. NEVER al­low the crown or the ri­fling to be­come dam­aged, and only use proper bar­rel- clean­ing equip­ment, or ac­cu­racy will suf­fer.

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