Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Climate17

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My friend is building a .338/.378 wby. And is trying to decided if he should order the barrel threaded or not. Will it affect the accuracy?
 

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Should not affect accuracy if done correctly. I would put a brake on that beast.
 

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Both mine are threaded and shoot great. All my rifles are and will be threaded
 

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Are we talking about a pre threaded tenion, or muzzle? Just wondering, because I had the same question about if the action to tenion threads were not perfectly for each other.
 

Rando

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

no affect on accuracy. just keep a flawless, proper crown on it. some machinists that cut threads moving toward-the-crown sometimes overlook burrs on the crown's edge if the cutting tool is slightly dulled. best of luck.
 

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Perhaps I should have said: Not until you put a can on them.
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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

I would recommend ordering it threaded. Properly done, accuracy should not be affected.

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Re: Threaded barrels, do they affect accuracy?

Everyone else said it just as easy as it can be: no. Get it threaded and save yourself a trip to the gunsmith later.