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464 Accuracy

Discussion in 'Mossberg 464 Lever Action' started by HiddenMortimer, May 6, 2019.

  1. HiddenMortimer

    HiddenMortimer Copper BB

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    Hello all,
    First post here. I hope everyone is doing well. I have become interested in getting a new 464 with the straight stock and would like to ask a couple of questions. Do the new ones still have the issue of stringing after a few shots? This is something that I have seen on videos and read about. Are there remedies for it? Finally what is the best way to refinish the hardwood stock to a darker shinier and durable finish? Thank you for your replies.
  2. hombre243

    hombre243 20g Premier Member

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    I have targets that show strung shot patterns ad some that are in the bull and grouped nicely. I got mine a couple years ago. I will watch this thread to see if anyone has anything new to add. Thanks for posting.
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  3. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum Hidden.
  4. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Personally, the 464 carbine is not my favorite gun, but after working on it a lot, I do like it better.

    Some folks say they improve with lots of break in.

    Mine strings worse with certain ammo, which leads me to believe a better cartridge match can help a lot.

    So far I have not produced such a cartridge.
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  5. HiddenMortimer

    HiddenMortimer Copper BB

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    Thanks for the welcome and the replies. Do you think the stringing might have something to do with the bands holding the foregrip? Are there ways to free float or at least bed it better in the stock? Just some ideas. I don’t have one yet so I can’t really see what can be done to it.
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  6. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    It may be a matter as simple as adjusting the band tension and shimming the forearm.

    They had a similar problem with one of the Ruger number ones and they fixed it by sticking a little nut as a shim into the mechanism.

    Basically it changed the harmonic relationship between the barrel and the main spring of the gun.

    In my mind stringing is the result of the barrel whipping in a rhythmic way.

    If you destroy that rhythm the stringing should stop.

    At least that's what happened with the Ruger.
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