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Doc Harvey

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What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« on: October 19, 2011, 05:38:48 PM »
I get "pitting" and "shiny bore" and "good rifling", but what does "frost" in the bore indicate?  Would it still be a good, accurate shooter?  Thanks!

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 06:32:08 PM »
 It means it's not mirror shiny;  the rifling will be pretty sharp visually, and there will be no real pitting, but the bore will have a hazy "frosted" appearance rather than a very bright , reflective shine.

  Yes, a lot of times the rifle will still be an excellent shooter with a frosty bore.
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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 06:49:44 PM »
 That's a good link, Zerodaze, and those are excellent pics. 8)
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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 06:52:33 PM »
In my experience a frosty bore will shoot just fine, but will take twice as long to clean and will be more subjective to corrosion if you dont do a thorough job cleaning. (if you shoot corrosive ammo).

Being more a shooter than collector, I might turn down a frosty bore simply because of the extra cleaning effort.

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 06:57:25 PM »
Thanks!  Excellent link!

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 08:04:25 PM »
A frosty bore is when a rifle has been carried/stored muzzle up on a particularly snowy day.
















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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 12:17:29 PM »
"dark bore" ???

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 02:06:56 AM »
From the muzzle pic on that rifle listed at the top I would call it pitted. You can see its pretty deep just had alot of cleaning to get it gray looking. After shooting the bore on that would be black and a bear to get clean again.

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 09:38:30 PM »
A frosty bore is when a rifle has been carried/stored muzzle up on a particularly snowy day.

Yup its frost but no snow yet. :lol:

These advertised bore conditions puzzle me too but some crack me up also.  Seeing a shiney bore tells me its been shot alot/used.  The dark bore to me means two things it may have been reblued during the refurb thus darkbore.  I worry about how the grooves and rifling looks.  If the rifling has sharp edges on the corners then you have a good shootable accurate bore.  I've seen slightly corroded bore shoot great if it still has decent rifling. No matter how i inspect the swedish mausers with there disc that rates the bores i just don't see any difference between them.

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Re: What does "frost in the bore" mean?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 09:41:07 PM »
BTW;  I never worried too much about the bore conditions my question is can she shoot accurately.