Re: Guidance needed
I have been told 1,500+ rounds. I've had mine since new (11 years now) haven't kept track of the number of rounds through it...It still shoots 1-hole groups.
If you take a new barrel, break it in properly with the barrel mfg's break-in process reccomendation. Then have your smith remove the barrel, and send it off to have it melonited, then when you get your barrel back, you have fun, and I have been told that it can double your barrel life. So you could get 2,500-3,000 rounds out of a 7mmSTW. Which would be MORE than worth the cost of the meloniting process.
The STW is a commitment. And once it bites you, you are hooked for life. It's one of the BEST long-range magnum cartridges there is. Especially paired with H1000 powder, Nosler brass, and Berger 180gr VLD bullets.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.