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Old January 19, 2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Lightly pitted barrel

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.
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Old January 19, 2013, 05:59 PM   #2
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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.
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Old January 19, 2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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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.
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Old January 19, 2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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Stop worrying & shoot it.

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



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Old January 19, 2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old January 19, 2013, 09:18 PM   #6
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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.
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