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New to 22 caliber benchrest shooting and to riflescope with Milradians (Milrads) and to tuners.

Looking for verification of the following. Is it correct to say:

As the weight of a rifle barrel, its outside diameter and its length increases the need for a tuner decreases

conversely

As the weight of a rifle barrel, its outside diameter and its length decreases the need for a tuner increases

and

A tuner can be useful and practical in either case and should therefore be installed.
 
New to 22 caliber benchrest shooting and to riflescope with Milradians (Milrads) and to tuners.

Looking for verification of the following. Is it correct to say:

As the weight of a rifle barrel, its outside diameter and its length increases the need for a tuner decreases

conversely

As the weight of a rifle barrel, its outside diameter and its length decreases the need for a tuner increases

and

A tuner can be useful and practical in either case and should therefore be installed.
My opinion, all RFBR rifles will benefit from a tuner. How much, just depends. A tuner is not a miracle, but rather a way to further increase the accuracy of a rifle that is already accurate. The idea being to reduce vertical stringing of shots.

A good read on the subject is to invest in a copy of "The Art of Rimfire Accuracy" by Bill Calfee.
 
Thank you. A copy should arrive in the mail within 2 weeks.
Welcome to the forum. Quite a few good people watch the posts here. As long as you are polite and professional, there are many, many years of experience available here...
Thanks for joining and good luck with your .22 rimfire benchrest journey. Ask if you have questions.
 
Am totally new to 22 caliber benchrest shooting. Am wondering about tuners. What is the procedure for determining the size and weight of a tuner to attach to a particular rifle. Surely a tuner should not exceed a certain weight when compared to the weight of a rifle barrel or the overall weight of the rifle. And surely there has to be a minimum weight.
 
Am totally new to 22 caliber benchrest shooting. Am wondering about tuners. What is the procedure for determining the size and weight of a tuner to attach to a particular rifle. Surely a tuner should not exceed a certain weight when compared to the weight of a rifle barrel or the overall weight of the rifle. And surely there has to be a minimum weight.
A couple of the more popular tuners, Harrells and another one from Precision Quest Products (PQP) are close to the proper weight for 'average' RFBR barrels. Both those brands sell additional optional weights that screw into the base tuner. Check out https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/ for many of the popular RFBR supplies, including tuners.

Many RFBR barrels are straight barrels with no contour, in the neighborhood of .850" to .900" in diameter from end to end.

If I am not being too curious, do you have a rifle at this point? If not, you might want to consider attending a shoot in the discipline you are interested in; just so you can get a personal up-close view of the equipment being used and visit with the shooters. Many of the shooters I encounter like to visit about the sport and the equipment.

Also, buying a used rifle is a good way to get started in the sport. Again, I do not know if you have a rifle already. If you decide to buy a used rifle if at all possible, try to set up an appointment to shoot the rifle before you buy it.

There are guidelines for choosing the weight of a tuner and additional weights, and notable prescriptions about how to set up and adjust a tuner. Hopewell method and Purdy method are two of the more popular prescriptions for adjusting tuners.

Rimfire tuners clamp on the end of the barrel; i.e. they are not screwed on like suppressors or tuners for centerfire rifles.
 
Am totally new to 22 caliber benchrest shooting. Am wondering about tuners. What is the procedure for determining the size and weight of a tuner to attach to a particular rifle. Surely a tuner should not exceed a certain weight when compared to the weight of a rifle barrel or the overall weight of the rifle. And surely there has to be a minimum weight.
Ventidue,

I hope my 'answers' were not too evasive. The subject of tuners is a big one; and in my opinion I do not want to write an entire book here. I was hoping that giving you a few hints would help you do some additional web searches to help you understand tuners.

Just FYI, I try to read a lot myself. Actually, just today, I started reading "The Art of Rimfire Accuracy" for the third time.
 
Ventidue,

I hope my 'answers' were not too evasive. The subject of tuners is a big one; and in my opinion I do not want to write an entire book here. I was hoping that giving you a few hints would help you do some additional web searches to help you understand tuners.

Just FYI, I try to read a lot myself. Actually, just today, I started reading "The Art of Rimfire Accuracy" for the third time.
Soon after my copy of, "Art ...." arrives it will look like it's been through the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm what will all the underlining, note taking in the margins and looking up terminology with which I am not familiar. Let's see if there are still spongy brain cells that can soak up new knowledge.
 
Soon after my copy of, "Art ...." arrives it will look like it's been through the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm what will all the underlining, note taking in the margins and looking up terminology with which I am not familiar. Let's see if there are still spongy brain cells that can soak up new knowledge.
Very good. And you can ask questions here, too. These rimfire rifles are a *lot* of fun, and very challenging.
 
A couple of the more popular tuners, Harrells and another one from Precision Quest Products (PQP) are close to the proper weight for 'average' RFBR barrels. Both those brands sell additional optional weights that screw into the base tuner. Check out https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/ for many of the popular RFBR supplies, including tuners.

Many RFBR barrels are straight barrels with no contour, in the neighborhood of .850" to .900" in diameter from end to end.

If I am not being too curious, do you have a rifle at this point? If not, you might want to consider attending a shoot in the discipline you are interested in; just so you can get a personal up-close view of the equipment being used and visit with the shooters. Many of the shooters I encounter like to visit about the sport and the equipment.

Also, buying a used rifle is a good way to get started in the sport. Again, I do not know if you have a rifle already. If you decide to buy a used rifle if at all possible, try to set up an appointment to shoot the rifle before you buy it.

There are guidelines for choosing the weight of a tuner and additional weights, and notable prescriptions about how to set up and adjust a tuner. Hopewell method and Purdy method are two of the more popular prescriptions for adjusting tuners.

Rimfire tuners clamp on the end of the barrel; i.e. they are not screwed on like suppressors or tuners for centerfire rifles.
Forgot to reply to one of your earlier questions, "do you have a rifle at the point"? The answer is yes and here is the Lady Ventidue.

Tried to attach photos. Do not know if it worked. Please let me know.
 
Forgot to reply to one of your earlier questions, "do you have a rifle at the point"? The answer is yes and here is the Lady Ventidue.

Tried to attach photos. Do not know if it worked. Please let me know.
Oh, I would like to see pictures; but no, unfortunately, they did not attach.
 
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