Re: Rapid Fire Magnum bolt rifles
I will have to disagree with Bart B on this one. I have a bit of experience with high case capacity, medium bore wildcats with my Allen Magnums and can tell you for a fact that if you get a barrel hot, that would be say 5 shots in a row though my 7mm AM for example.
If you kept shooting you would produce several throat erosion and heat cracking in as little as 50 rounds fired through a hot barrel.
Now in a 308 or 6.5-284 or something on the lines of that Bart B deals with this would cause damage but not to the dramatic extent as what I have seen in my Allen Magnums or other high intensity wildcat or conventional magnum rifles.
Simply put, bore steel erodes much quicker once the barrel steel temp reaches a certain point if you continue to fire the rifle.
I am not calling anyone a liar here but from what I have witness and seen second hand, what Bart B is saying is about as far from the trueth as you can get.
Sorry bart, just have to disagree on this one. There is a reason that the military used high expansion ratio rounds in their selective fire weapons. Barrel life is pretty much the reason. Also a reason why bores are chrome plated as well.
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