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August 27, 2008, 09:13 AM
I know what counterboring is and why it might be done, but is it just a last ditch effort to save a shot out barrel? In other words, is it something to avoid?

August 27, 2008, 02:11 PM
No. It was an effort to save a a barrel that had its last few inches damaged.

As long as the rest of the barrel is decent the it wont matter and should shoot just fine.

August 27, 2008, 03:40 PM
Darren007's reply is fundamentally correct, but some collectors avoid counterbored C&R rifles because a counterbore generally means the gun has seen heavy use and the rest of it is in less than pristine condition.

OTOH I've seen plenty of shot-out milsurps that weren't counterbored. ;) Furthermore, many collectors- particularly those like myself who have caught Surplusitis- have an appreciation for ugly guns. :D