Dark bore??


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Oldnamvet
February 10, 2006, 07:55 PM
I was looking at some rifles at impactguns.com and some were listed as having a "dark bore". What do they mean by this? Is it all corroded and rusty or just dirty or what?:confused:

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ocabj
February 10, 2006, 08:07 PM
When grading a rifle bore, dark usually means that the surface of the bore does not shine. If it does not shine, that means that there is debris in the barrel. This debris could be any number of things including fouling or dirt. But this could also indicate pitting caused by corrosion. The only way to confirm actual corrosion would be to scrub the bore down and make an attempt to clean it up.

It's not to say a dark bore won't shoot well. The lands are what affect accuracy the most. But for the most part, a dark bore is negative characteristic from both a shooter's and collector's standpoint.

stoky
February 10, 2006, 09:53 PM
If I someday make it through the pearly gates there are two things that I would like to ask the Big Guy.
Why do I always see bucks when I have a doe tag and why do some scuzzy looking bores shoot great and some nice shiny bores with real sharp lands shoot so poorly.

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