Originally Posted by Archery1973
Has anybody shot out a barrel yet? I know Shawn was hoping for his to make it 1000 rounds. I really want a .338 + P and trying to gauge what I should expect from barrel life.
No not that I know of. I am sure that the Terminator will have a shorter barrel life to some degree over the Edge. It stands to reason more velocity will equal less life. How much remains to be seen. I know Shawn tested the 338 EDGE and sent one out to be shot for a while before he even offered the +P chambering. I think that rifle is still going and has not been re-barreled yet. Someone correct me if I am wrong.
One needs to understand this. There is no free lunch. A 338 sending a 300 gr bullet at 3100 or 3200 fps is a serious long range rifle. These rifles come with many benefits over a 338 sending the same bullet at 2750 or 2800. Just like a performance engine, with horse power comes more frequent maintenance.
I will tell you all this, I am taking great care to keep the barrel cool. But I am running full house loads. I am documenting every shot. One day I will be able to share when I had to re-barrel. Until then I am really liking the less dial up, extended ranges, less dial in for wind, and the very evident energy it delivers to a target.