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    Rifle mot

    Any one close to the biggar area that can do a honest rifle mot as in barrel condition wear. Action condition etc
    Only asking as my rifle is not as accurate as it used to be so maybe time for a full tune up or a rebarel ?
    Rifle is a Remington 700 vls in 243 shooting 70g noslers bt
    If it is a rebarel any ideas of cost for rebarel and blue printing the action ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by remmy243 View Post
    Any one close to the biggar area that can do a honest rifle mot as in barrel condition wear. Action condition etc
    Only asking as my rifle is not as accurate as it used to be so maybe time for a full tune up or a rebarel ?
    Rifle is a Remington 700 vls in 243 shooting 70g noslers bt
    If it is a rebarel any ideas of cost for rebarel and blue printing the action ?
    How many rounds through it?~Muir

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    If you get about a bit, I would let Tom have a look through it at Continental @ Dalry. He sorted my .270 while I was on Arran one year, collected it on the return home, put a lovely crown on it too!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Chop a inch off barrel and recrown
    the muzzle is the first thing that goes on a barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor View Post
    Chop a inch off barrel and recrown
    the muzzle is the first thing that goes on a barrel
    Only with improper cleaning that us The throat is where wear takes place with normal shooting even. Crown wear damage is down to bad practices.

    With the fad for bore snakes I expect to come across more worn muzzles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Only with improper cleaning that us The throat is where wear takes place with normal shooting even. Crown wear damage is down to bad practices.

    With the fad for bore snakes I expect to come across more worn muzzles.
    Ok BH on a technical note what exactly is the problem with bore snakes? I ask out of ignorance rather than disagreement. atb Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Only with improper cleaning that us The throat is where wear takes place with normal shooting even. Crown wear damage is down to bad practices.

    With the fad for bore snakes I expect to come across more worn muzzles.
    Nonsense. I wouldn't expect that to come from you, Kevin.~Muir

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    I have a rifle that would scare most people if they saw the bore!
    it is pitted to hell! and looks worse AFTER cleaning!
    a borescope picture would look like Keith Richard's colon!!

    but it shoots just fine, the only thing that has been done to it is chopping 3-4" off the muzzle and crown and threading

    what are the symptoms of the rifle?

    bit more info.

    I had a BSA in 270 (coincidence more than relevance)
    Wouldn't group for toffee.
    had me considering a borescope etc and it turned out to be the combination of a weak stock fore-end, a compression around the front action screw, a non swivelling bipod and an uneven firing point.

    anyone have first hand experience of having a barrel bore scoped by a gunsmith


    never did get it looked at with a borescope!

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    Remmy243
    Have you given the bore a real good clean & de-coppered it? If not try that before parting with cash for a new barrel. It could be that your barrel has got a heavy fouling buildup that is giving you the problem.

    Ian

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    Barrel has fired at a guess a couple thousand round had it for about 12 years or so a few years of that I was shooting quit a hot load !
    Thru out the years it has been chopped and re-crowned a couple times
    I have givin the barrel a good scrub with wipe-out a couple times also
    Don't get me wrong it will still shoot just an inch or just over at a hundred yards but it used to shoot tiny clover leaf all day long .
    Crown looks good so maybe the throat wearing out ?Click image for larger version. 

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