Those pits in the savage are really pits. I put more cleaner through it and flushed it with brake cleaner. Still thereI blew your photos up and you don't appear to have any signs of pitting in any of your pictures. It appears that you have some carbon in a few places but, the smaller particles, I think you thought were pits, appear to be some form of residue left from your cleaning process. You might stand it up, end of barrel down, and flush it with some isopropyl alcohol and leave it up until it dries out. Make sure the barrel end is above anything that could touch it.Then, take another look through your bore scope and see if it still remains. If it does, try to clean it some more but, regardless whatever you decide to do, run a light oiling through it afterwards. Good luck and I hope it helps.
Wow, that is surprising. Just goes to show you hands on is a hundred times better than hands off. Now you have a real problem. I don't think it's worth cutting down and re-crowning. Maybe time to make it someone else's problem unless it will shoot good enough for you. Sure didn't look like pitting in the picture to me.Those pits in the savage are really pits. I put more cleaner through it and flushed it with brake cleaner. Still there
I know it’s off the subject but those are some great pictures .I'd love to use a bronze brush every time to remove carbon, but I'm too scared from all the hate on them.
Here's my Tikka .30-06 bore. I wiped the cleaner out so I could inspect it. There's some leftover copper deposits. I use the same cleaning regimen on my Tikka, but there's about 550 rounds on it and I went for a 275 round stretch without putting a single patch down the bore. I've used JB a couple of times, a maroon 3m pad on the throat once around the 220 round mark, CLR after not cleaning for 275 rounds to help remove carbon, and had been in the habit of spinning a .338 bronze brush in the neck near the lands to take care of the carbon when I wasn't cleaning the bore.
I'm surprised how good it looks.
The picture I'm also wondering about on this one is the end of the chamber where the case mouth would be. There's a slightly different uneven light grey colored area near the edge. No carbon ring that I can see!! Unless... Can carbon rings be an almost invisible light yellow haze color?
Shiney bores are pretty. Tight groups on targets are best. Savages seem to share this characteristic. Pretty is as pretty does.It's interesting to see all of the tooling chatter marks in the Savage . I'm not afraid to use a bronze brush , but like anything else you shouldn't over use them . I have seen some barrels ruined with people trying to get them too clean and over using J B or ammonia based cleaners . Keep in mind that bronze makes your copper remover show copper signs if you use a bronze brush . Carbon is an 8 or 9 on the hardness scale and a lot of solvents won't even start to soften it up for removal and like so many other things a small amount of it will cause more to build up faster by catching more of it then a smooth surface . Over all it looks like you are doing pretty well with your cleaning procedures . With the barrel steel being so much harder then the bullets and other things you put down your barrels , except grit in say JB or Tubbs fire forming rounds it will take some time for the Savage to smooth out and speed up .