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  • I was recently scrubbing the copper fouling out of my Remington 700 and noticed some pitting in the barrel? How much will this p

    I was recently scrubbing the copper fouling out of my Remington 700 and noticed some pitting in the barrel? How much will this pitting affect accuracy? Would running some of those Tubbs abrasive bore finish bullets help to restore accuracy by smoothing down the rough spots? What is the best non-abrasive copper remover?

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    Pitting will affect longer range accuracy as it may/can affect the rounds trajectory as it leaves the barrel causing an imbalance wobble. I would definitely have your barrel inspected by either the manufacturer or a qualified gun smith if the pitting is very apparent. Also I use Hoppes BR916 Bench Rest-9 Copper Solvent on my 30.06.
    I first run a wet patch (solvent) through the barrel then I use a brass brush which is soaked in the Copper solvent. I do this several times altering back from the patch to the brush. After that I go to the standard Hoppes 9 solvent doing the same routine again. The barrel looks like

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    • #3
      Tubbs is more for smoothing out the rough spots. Pitting is in the grooves and tubbs hits the lands. If you're rifle is pitted then the only cure is to rebarrel it, sorry it'll run you 3-5 hundred but it will get it shootin again.

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      • #4
        I would say to take it to the local gunsmith just to be sure. You do not want to take a chance when it comes to stuff like that.

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        • #5
          Yes, get it cleaned/inspected by a person who knows and then always oil and store in a dry place.

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          • #6
            yeah i agree take it to a firearms specialist..

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