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PostSubject: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 5:57 am

Another way to put the question is "how much good rifling behind the muzzle is needed for good accuracy? "
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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 9:39 am

I don't know but I bought an abused .45 that has such a bad bore that I thought it was a smoothbore at first. It shoots PRBs great but it shoots conicals in a shotgun pattern. They are scattered all over the place.

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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 10:05 am

Ive got a old Knight LK-93 I bought that the whole inside of the barrel was full of fuzzy rust/pitting,took me about 8-10 hrs of soaking,bore brushing, scrubbing and polishing to even get to see the rifling and its still a pitted mess but will shoot 3 300 gr. XTP`s into a inch at 60 yds all day, its just a pain in the rear to load after 3 shots and a bigger pain to keep clean as once they get that pitted they seem to continually rust no matter what you do...every 3-4 weeks I wipe the bore out and will still get rust on the patch..but for a hunting gun your not usually going to shoot more then 2 shots anyway, preferably just 1.
Some guns will just have bad pitting in the 1st 5-6 in. of barrel for some reason, you can cut this off recrown the barrel and have a nice compact good shooting rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 11:12 am

Like Dbowling, I had a project gun that had so much rust and pitting the entire length of the barrel that I could hardly make out the rifling.  It still shot 1-2 inches at 100 but was impossible to get cleaned and loaded very hard.  I didn't want to mess with it and TC replaced it for me.  It was Triumph with Weathershield and rusted from day 1 no matter how well it was cleaned according to the original owner.  They  didn't  acknowledge that there was a problem with the rifle but didn't charge me either.  So I guess the pitting doesn't have too much effect on accuracy but is a pia for other reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 2:12 pm

same here with Smong. Crazy how they can still shoot with torn up patches LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 5:37 pm

@dbowling wrote:
Ive got a old Knight LK-93 I bought that the whole inside of the barrel was full of fuzzy rust/pitting,took me about 8-10 hrs of soaking,bore brushing, scrubbing and polishing to even get to see the rifling and its still a pitted mess but will shoot 3 300 gr. XTP`s into a inch at 60 yds all day, its just a pain in the rear to load after 3 shots and a bigger pain to keep clean as once they get that pitted they seem to continually rust no matter what you do...every 3-4 weeks I wipe the bore out and will still get rust on the patch..but for a hunting gun your not usually going to shoot more then 2 shots anyway, preferably just 1.
Some guns will just have bad pitting in the 1st 5-6 in. of barrel for some reason, you can cut this off recrown the barrel and have a nice compact good shooting rifle.
 
Get some Kano AeroKroil for the bore. Your continual rust will stop. Just remember that it is not a lubricant in such a manner, that you can trust it as a rust inhibitor long-term. For long storage, a good gun grease like RIG or Tetra should work.
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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 8:01 pm

Actually kroil is what I use on my rusty bores, it hasnt seemed to totally stop them from rusting...I can always get some rust from the 2 that were severly rusted...the Renegade is at Bobby Hoyts being rebored to .54 cal so that will solve its rusting problem.. the one knight I just cut about 5.5 in. off the barrel and got rid of most of the bad pitting.


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PostSubject: Re: How much pittiing before accuracy is affected   January 5th 2015, 8:03 pm

They advertise a Kroil with silicone. Would that stop the rust better?

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