Originally Posted by Canadian Bushman
What do you guys think the barrel life will be on a 26 nosler?
Does it really matter? If you liked fast cars the tires would not last so you change them when they needed it. Sorry not trying to be an as$, we will not know that for a while and it will all depend on your individual application.
I shoot a .264 Win Mag loaded hot enough I throw the cases away after 5 -6 loadings. I have slightly over 800+ rounds down the tube. It shot groups in the .250" range when I did my part (That was 7 years ago). Before this hunting season I shot it to confirm zero and shot sub 1/2". It has lost about 30 fps average since the load was developed. I hunt with it, and now only run about 25-50 rounds a year through it at most and that is due to the development of new better bullets or new lots of powder etc.... I figure the barrel will last to 1200 before I need another. I bought a new action, stock and scope to build another 6.5 to tinker with and was looking to wild cat it in 6.5 X 300Win with a long thoat to shoot the 140 Bergers... Now I am on hold waiting to see more on this case. I like the fact that this will be a fat case about the win mag length with no belt.