How to check bore.


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monotonous_iterancy
August 3, 2012, 11:58 PM
I realized that I have no idea what the condition is of the bores of my rifles. How do you look on the inside to check for rust, worn rifling, etc.?

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rcmodel
August 4, 2012, 12:02 AM
Ehhhh???

The way I do it is to clean them.
And hold them up to a strong light while I look through them.

If there are any spiders nests, rodents, or deep pitting still up in there, you will surely be able to see them.

Thats the best you can do if you don't want to waste several hundred dollars for a Hawkeye Bore Scope.

rc

Old Dog Man
August 4, 2012, 12:06 AM
Like RC said, but I really like my Hawkeye bore scope. Al

Fremmer
August 4, 2012, 12:15 AM
You'll want to look for dark spots or streaks in the bore. Check the condition of the rifling in the area right in front of the chamber for wear, that gets especially hot. Copper build up isn't necessarly bad (although it will have to be removed ), but it at least tells you that the rifles been used. I personally wouldn't buy a rusty bore, but other more knowledgable members could probably clean that up ok. A little bit of pitting or corrosion might not affect accuracy, but its still something you'll always have to watch.

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