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Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

One of my rifles has wear to the rifling lands in .270 caliber. Do I want to just replace the barrel with a custom made contour using this as a pattern? It is a heavy contour but doesn't have a makers name although the guy that sold me the gun told me it is a Douglas barrel. Unfortunately, the barrel measurements do not match the dimensions for current Douglas barrels. The barrel was installed in the mid 1960's. Is it possible to have this barrel re-bored to a larger caliber such as .280 REM or even .30-'06 without removing it from the action? I spent many hours on the stock which costed me like $500 for the semi-inletted wood. So, I'd rather not have to mess with a channel re-do on the stock. My knowledge is nearly zero on this subject. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

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Have you shot the rifle? Worn lands do not automatically equate to poor accuracy.

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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

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Have you shot the rifle? Worn lands do not automatically equate to poor accuracy. Yes. Ran 50+ rounds through it and best was 2 inches at 100 yards off a sandbag and also off a very solid rifle rest with both Rem. cor-lokt and Winchester ballistic silver tips. Barrel is 21 inches long.

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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

well you could alway's sell it to me..and buy another one..lol..just kidding..i'd do what it takes to fix it or rebarrel it..an old rifle is like a close friend..nice to have around and sadly missed when their gone..good luck let us know how you make out
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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

If it were me,I would try a different scope first and make sure every screw was as tight as possible.On the scope and the gun.One loose screw or a bad scope will do the same thing.That would be free to try as most people that own a custom gun have at least one more gun with a scope to borrow from.

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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

To shoot out a barrel in 270 would take alot of shooting. I would check the scope & give it a good cleaning with a copper solvent first. I have seen alot of rifles shoot real bad ,but after a good cleaning do pretty good.
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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

I agree with Ray. Seen some bad looking bores really nail it in the accuracy department. My friend has a Win Model 54 in .270 that was passed down three generations. Groups started to open up even after a thorough scrubbing and checking all screws etc. Had a gunsmith cut one and a quarter inches off the barrel and he was back in business.
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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

If it comes down to it have a liner in 270 installed

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Re: Option for worn bore in custom .270 Mauser rifle.

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To shoot out a barrel in 270 would take alot of shooting. I would check the scope & give it a good cleaning with a copper solvent first. I have seen alot of rifles shoot real bad ,but after a good cleaning do pretty good.
Also my experience and the first things I do with a new to me firearm: Clean the bore, action and trigger mechanism; Check mounts and scope; Check action bedding and barrel fit to stock, while rifle is apart for cleaning.

Have resurrected several old rifles over the years, whose main problem was just a cruddy bore.

Since the majority of my rifles were bought used, it's been a normal routine to soak bores with Shooter's Choice; some mild brushing with SC, then lots of patches to remove built-up crud and copper jacket fouling.

Varmint rifles are often a different matter entirely, compared to "deer" rifles. Few of the latter were ever fired enough to ruin a bore, for the most part. One of the most common problems with older deer rifles, beyond cruddy bores, are damaged muzzle crowns from improper cleaning.

Easy enough to improve the crown on most muzzles and it often returns the favor with improved groups.

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well you could alway's sell it to me..and buy another one..lol..just kidding..i'd do what it takes to fix it or rebarrel it..an old rifle is like a close friend..nice to have around and sadly missed when their gone..good luck let us know how you make out
Actually, I had thought of selleing it not because of any shortcomings in accuracy mind you. 2 inches at a hundred isn't bad. The main thing is it weighs like 11 pounds plus with a Bushnell Elite 3200 4-12 40AO. The stock is heavy and very robust with a 13.875 inch pull. Probably got like $1500 in it so might be hard-pressed to get close to that amount for it. It'd be hard to let it go......The Wenig rough wood costed me over $500 alone. Plus the claro walnut took 15 plus coats of stock oil to fill the pores. In addition to the weight, the guy that checkered the stock for me made a mistake and ran two lines together by the pistol grip.I've got more reasons to keep it than sell it. Getting it to shoot under a MOA would tip the scales to the keeper side.

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