ORIGINAL: mark hay
Have you ever owned a gun that did not shoot where you where aiming ? I just took ownership of a clean little 410 that shoots low and right, and I don't want to mount some after market sights or a scope . Have any of you ever had a shotgun barrel bent to make it shoot straight ? No , not like the feller that was already in the woods when he dicovered his barrel had been bent by some unknown means . He claimed to have stuck the barrel in the crotch of a big forked tree and tweaked 'er back into zero . That's a little bit on the crude side of gunsmithin' for me.
Don't know if you have a trustworthy gunsmith around but some may use a strap press to true up your barrel. The barrel is mounted in a jig usually secure wooden v blocks on either end of the barrel. The distance between the blocks can be changed also and a strap similiar to a tie down strap with crank handle is placed across the barrel and cranked tight to bend it. The strap is secured on both ends (cranking end and latch end) Of course the barrel is turned however needed before applying pressure depending on how the POI is. A work bench will work fine. Width of the bench and height of the blocks will change the amount of pressure you can apply too..You may be able to do this at home if the barrel isn't in too bad of shape...Hope you get it shootin for ya however you decide... Good Luck.