Hand lapped or New Barrel?
I have a Ruger M77 in 7X57 that my father bought in the ealy 1980's that has a badly (to me) tool-marked barrel. Accordingly, the accuracy is sporadic. Currently, it is of little more value than a conversation piece. Nothing I would take into the woods anymore. I have learned over the years that such a thing was not unique to my one rifle. I like the appearance of the existing bbl. and the 7X57 original chambering makes it further appealing. Sitting there costs me nothing. I have an excellent 308 that does everything i would require from the 7X57, so there is no urgency. Is hand-lapping by a gunsmith an option for this or should I just throw in the towel and send it to Shaw's and get it rebarreled? (Rebarreling would not be done in 7X57. Probably 280 A.I. to differentiate it from the 308)