View Full Version : Lightly pitted barrel

January 19, 2013, 05:53 PM
I just looked down the barrel of my Belgium 30-06 Mauser and it is lightly pitted. Can anything be done to bring it back?
I am fearful I already know the answer.

January 19, 2013, 05:59 PM
You could rebarrel .
You could just carefully polish then try it .If it shoots well then leave it as is. It will require frequent cleaning .
Rebore it to 35 Whelen.

January 19, 2013, 06:16 PM
I was hoping to use this rifle to hone some long range skills. Without a rebarrel I dont think it will happen. I think it was put away dirty one to many times.

January 19, 2013, 06:41 PM
Stop worrying & shoot it.

I've shot several rifles with pitted bores that shot better than I could.


January 19, 2013, 06:52 PM
How well does it shoot? What kind of groups do you get at 100 yards?

The condition of the muzzle is more important than the pits.

January 19, 2013, 09:18 PM
I have only shot it with a crap scope and scope mount. So I will blame it on the scope. I soaked it in bore bright for a couple hours. Then bronze brushed it several times. Swabbed and it looks much better than I thought. Most of the pitting may have been deposits and not pits. I am going to run down to range tomorrow and shoot it iron sight at the 50 (i cant group with irons at 100) and see what I get. Go from there.