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    Just wondering what types of barrel crowns are available and which ones are considered by the forum members to be the best choice for hunting/target shooting/etc. And does it really make a difference in accuracy to select one type of crown over the other? And will a damaged or poor crowning job reduce your rifle's accuracy? Thanks

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    Just wondering what types of barrel crowns are available and which ones are considered by the forum members to be the best choice for hunting/target shooting/etc. And does it really make a difference in accuracy to select one type of crown over the other? And will a damaged or poor crowning job reduce your rifle's accuracy? Thanks
    Damaged or poor crowns will knock the snot out of accuracy. End of story.

    Right or wrong, I prefer recessed or "target" style crowns on my rifles.

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    My last couple of rifles I went with the target style crown, or 11 degree. A dinged up crown would make a rifle worthless, at least in the accuracy dept.

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    What counts the most in every style of a crown, no matter witch one, is that the lands and groves be a square cut and no burrs are any where on the face cut. All of the different styles are for protection of the actual crown. I like and do the 11 degree recessed and tapered for my own barrels and have found over the years offers the best protection. Unlike the other posts here I have never found wear on a crown to offer a great loss of accuracy. I have written the same many times on this web-site. Now if the wear is in one area of the crown then that is different. I remember a fellow that was in a hurry after he installed a barrel just before a big club (bench rest shoot) cut the barrel at a 30 degree angle and squared the cut and the crown. He won all the events and had everybody begging him to do their barrels the same. He had done this as a joke and was forced to tell everybody.
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