Originally Posted by GMBshootingclubM60
The steel yields at 100,000 or so, that would be the point where the gun locks up. It's only momentary though, so maybe it would survive?
I asked a question in another thread about the Weatherby having a freebore to drop the initial pressure peak.
They are SAAMI spec but with lots of free bore.
Brass will not take much more than 70,000 psi and last no mater what brand it is.
You are right about not shooting Weatherby ammo in a non free bored rifle, Even if it
is a Weatherby cartrige. The pressure will be to high and will probably blow the primers.
This is the way Weatherby gets the high velocity.(More powder with no more pressure)
Free bore does not hurt accuracy as long as the rifle is set up correctly. just like a belt.
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