Originally Posted by KidWalleye
ok like i said i am very new to this world!! please explain if you can or have time.
ok i have done some research on Fire lapping. from what i have read it increases accuracy in the short run but shortens the life of the barrel in the long run.
I am assuming you are refering to this being a bad thing because of the shortened life of the barrel. i guess i am wondering how much this shortens it? is it from 10,000 rounds to 5,000, 5,000-2,000, 1000-500?
1. NO 30-378 has a barrel life of 10,000 rds, or any other centerfire caliber for that fact. Maybe 1200 if your lucky. However, I would bet on 800 or so.
2. Fire lapping is absolutely not needed for any match grade barrel to include Shilen. They are hand lapped before they leave the mftr.
3. Custom chamber normally means expensive custom dies. Did not see that on the list.
IMO is see a lot of expensive BS on that list.
FIND ANOTHER SMITH if he is telling you a Shilen needs to firelapped.
If you are looking for that class range and ballistics buy the new savage 338 Lapuas for under $1500 ready to go.
You need some trigger time shooting at distances. A 30-378 is not a cheap learning tool. You will learn a lot more for a lot less money with the savageand then you can sort the BS from reality. Plus it will out shoot you for the first 2 years in all probability
Model 110 HSC MSRP is $1549