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223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

 
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:22 PM
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223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

Does anybody have any idea on the barrel life (approx # of rounds) of a standard out of the box hunting rifle (Savage,Browning,Rem etc...) in 223 ??

Just loading standard hunting rounds from say 3250-3400fps.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

Depending on the accuracy you need before you call it toast, 5K-30K. Bottom line, a really long time.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

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Does anybody have any idea on the barrel life (approx # of rounds) of a standard out of the box hunting rifle (Savage,Browning,Rem etc...) in 223 ??

Just loading standard hunting rounds from say 3250-3400fps.

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With proper care and cleaning 5,000 ++++++++++.

Just buy good non corrosive ammo in brass cases.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:50 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

I have a little over 5000 rounds thru my factory ruger M77VT. Still shoots just as good as it ever did (under 3/4 MOA with factory loads, 1/2 MOA with handloads). It's been used and abused on many prairie dog hunts. By contrast my 220 swift went 1600 rounds and opened up to about 1 MOA.
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:40 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

Thanks guys, that"s good to know. I'll just keep shootin (:


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Old 02-28-2011, 03:58 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

Kevin,

Most hunters would find a .223 hunting rifle is impossible to wear out. 3,000-5,000 would be a reasonable expectation.

This changes drastically if it's a light semi-auto with a large clip where you could overheat the barrel every time you used it or if it'e a heavy barreled bolt-action that was never allowed to overheat.

For most HUNTERS with a .223, the barrel should outlast the hunter, and probably his kids.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:05 PM
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Re: 223 Barrel life for a hunting rifle??

the precise amount of rounds in a 223 before it is no good anymore is an a$$load. Just don't over clean it and shoot junk ammo through it and you will be fine.
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