Originally Posted by stephenr6565
Just curious how many rounds did you get out of that barrel?
Difficult to say Stephen.. long long ago I bought the rifle from a guy I hunted with as a kid. (Was actually my 1st rifle) I put 7/800 rounds through it since I've had it.. (he) once told me he was sure he put at least the same thru while he had it, BUT to complicate the math the rifle wasn't originally his from new either, he bought it from a neighbour HE used to hunt with in years gone by who claimed he had burnt the barrel out (yet back then) ??? Obviously didn't know how to clean* and only "thought" it was burnt out! ...so I don't know-- was for-sure 1500 through it between myself and the guy I bought from. The original owners count is unknown.
To give an idea on accuracy tho, aside from the last 100 rounds (when I fought to understand whether I was fouling or if my loads were off or wtf was wrong) the rifle shot 1/2" right out to 800yards... 140vld's @ 3135 - that last 100 rounds it fell on it's face completely, take half a sack of patches, brushing, wipe-out, do what you want it wouldn't clean up anymore and wouldn't give more than a couple accurate shots.. 4 of 5 be spattering in every given direction of bull after that & wouldn't settle back down. Tried & tried. Had it bore-scoped 200 rounds prior & it looked decent.. literally 100 rounds later was when it puked, game over.
So yah, 1500 for sure with very good accuracy.. totally crashed "someplace" north of that