Originally Posted by Bigeclipse
I respectively disagree with you. What you consider long range may not be what us "newer" or "cant afford expensive rifle"shooters consider long range. Personally, I consider anything over 300 yards "long" range for me. SO that being said, a rifle shooting 1.5 MOA or less would work. I look for loads that shoot less than 1MOA. With 1 MOA loads you should be able to shoot to 500 yards or a bit more...that being said...yes these factory barrels can heat up and cause walking which is why someone like me who cannot afford HIGH end custom rifles would care about how long to wait to cool off the rifle for cold bore shots. By the way...when I say 1MOA group I am looking for a 3 shot group with all 3 shots in less than 2 minutes which means follow up shots would be possible (at least 2 additional shots) with out worry about barrel walk.
Who said anything about "custom"?? If it don't shoot...take it to a swap meet and trade it for another...or sell it and buy another. What is there to lose...you might get a gun that will not shoot??? If you are taking this step you are already there! This could be done for free ..or better...ir you are thrifty. Another option is another BBL. You don't neede a top of the line Krieger....just a reagular chrome molly tube will do! Arund 250 for the tube and another 150 to 200 for the smith. $400 to $500 is hardly considered "custom"
Just my .02..take it or leave it. But in any case, ALWAYS stay within yours and your guns abillity.