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#2994041 - 10/22/12 08:30 PM Pitted barrel
BACKWOODS BOY
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What to do with a pitted barrel have tried it all on cleaning is it a holler ornament now lol
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#2994052 - 10/22/12 08:35 PM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
TennesseeJed
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What is it, caliber, type of rifle?
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#2994075 - 10/22/12 08:41 PM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: TennesseeJed]
BACKWOODS BOY
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50 cal optima when the first came out its the plain Jane model 1:28 twist shame to let it get that way it was always a tack driver
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#2994132 - 10/22/12 09:06 PM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
ratsnakeboogy
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Have you shot it? I've bought several with pitting that still shoot very well. JB's bore paste sometimes helps.
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#2994178 - 10/22/12 09:24 PM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
KPH
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You can't clean out pits, but they may or may not hurt your groups. Shoot it and find out.
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#2994375 - 10/23/12 12:47 AM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: KPH]
tasaman
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Agree. Shoot that sucker.
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#2994648 - 10/23/12 08:44 AM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: tasaman]
BigD_625
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Have seen several older Knights with ROUGH barrels that group fine. Only way to find out if CVA will do it is give 'er a try.
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#2994700 - 10/23/12 09:19 AM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: BigD_625]
Wobblyshot1
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Like most everyone has said shoot it and see how it does. It might surprise you and group ok but those pitted barrels are nothing but aggravating to clean up. All the other options I can think of arn't too cost effective.

You might check out ebay or one of the gun auction sites. Sometimes I see good used barrels on them.
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#2994905 - 10/23/12 10:50 AM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: BigD_625]
MUP
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Have seen several older Knights with ROUGH barrels that group fine. Only way to find out if CVA will do it is give 'er a try.


And I have one that does just that. I kept that bore clean and oiled, and I still have pits that have formed. Still shoots good tho. I'm sure at some point it will affect accuracy tho. \:\(
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#2994961 - 10/23/12 11:17 AM Re: Pitted barrel [Re: MUP]
smyrnagc
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I have used JB Bore Cleaning Paste to clean rust and minor pitting out of barrels. The pitting is probably there to stay but that doesn't mean the gun still won't shoot acurately.

Here is a link to the product:

http://www.amazon.com/J-B-Non-Embedding-Bore-Cleaning-Compound/dp/B0018L9UOW

Here is a link of how to use it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v7spb32Huc

Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes.
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