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BoogieMan
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.

mete
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.

BoogieMan
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.

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

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



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45_auto
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.

BoogieMan
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.