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Old August 27, 2008, 09:13 AM   #1
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Counterbored barrels

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?
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Old August 27, 2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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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.
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Old August 27, 2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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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.
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