I got the rifle back today. The paperwork said it was repaired, but didn’t say what they did, exactly. They did send pics of targets before and after and the after group is HALF the size of the before group. Looking forward to testing it at the range.
2 3/4” group at 100yards writ Hornady Black 7.62x39 123gr SST
Repair, proofed, safety function checked, range test and cleaning has been completed. Released for shipping.
Doesn’t say why they replaced the barrel, but there are before and after targets.
The before target group measured 3 1/2“, the after target group was 1 1/2”. Both fired at 50 yards.
I‘m guessing something was wrong with the original barrel. You make a million barrels, one or two of them are going to come out wrong.
I’m entirely satisfied with their customer service. They paid shipping both ways and obviously spend some time and money to make it right. Can’t wait to get it to the range.