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Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:27 AM
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Re: Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

Tony Boyer once said that he went thru four to six barrels a year on his bench guns (each one). He once said that he had had them that were only good for 200 rounds and others that went 600 rounds.
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    Unread 04-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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    Re: Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

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    bolt gun or MA?

    1k M1As are totally different setup than 600 yd across the course (200-600 yd matches)
    guns which would have to have been M1A if 308.

    So obviously you are talking multiple guns and calibers for all those matches. Maybe that was causing the confusion.

    BH

    Yes; the rifle I qualified on was a M1 in 3006 that had over 75,000 rounds.

    My personal rifle that I shot High Power with was a Remington 40 x range master in the beginning
    and later I restocked it for a better fit for all positions. I fitted the hand made stock with an adjustable but plate for standing , siting and prone. For the Creedmore shoot we rested the barrel
    on our foot laying backwards (Feet first to the targets) and holding our heads up with our free hand
    (Very uncomfortable).

    The 308 was not ideal for this match but it was surprising how well it did.

    I realize it is no longer bench rest quality but it will still shoot 1/2 MOA groups.

    The point to this was that some rifles shoot out barrels very fast others will last a lifetime
    with good to reasonable accuracy.

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    Re: Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

    Remington 700 with 27" lilja barrel. Used mostly 210VLD's. First 750 rounds through it were in a 300Wby chambering. Re chambered to 300 RUM and it was gone by about 1300 rounds total. It was never babied, I always ran max loads but it sure was accurate up to about 1100 rounds.
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    Re: Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

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    First of all Im not benchrest shooting this will be a weekend shooter out to a mile, and everything in between but all that said I would like to have a healthy accurate 2000 round barrel life. I also intend to push the loads as heavy as I can without sacrificing accuracy so untill I know how hot they are theres no way of probably telling how much life I can expect. All Ive gathered so far is that the RUM will probably wear quiker and I kinda think the added wear is probably not worth the small perfomance gain.................. Unless someone can change my mind?
    I know it is not sexy or exotic but what about a 30-06 with a long barrel. You should get long life from the barrel and it will go out a long ways. Not sure it will make it a full mile out but then again you may have to go to someting like a 338 Laupia or a 6.5-284 for that. I have an 06 I had built in 1989 and shot the barrel out but it took years and was a very accurate rifle. The 06 is good well past a 1000 yards. Here is an article about a guy using a 30-06 out to a 1000 yards in competition.

    Eliseo RT10 30-06 Long Range Rifle
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    Re: Anyone burned out a custom barrel?

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    I know it is not sexy or exotic but what about a 30-06 with a long barrel. You should get long life from the barrel and it will go out a long ways. Not sure it will make it a full mile out but then again you may have to go to someting like a 338 Laupia or a 6.5-284 for that. I have an 06 I had built in 1989 and shot the barrel out but it took years and was a very accurate rifle. The 06 is good well past a 1000 yards. Here is an article about a guy using a 30-06 out to a 1000 yards in competition.

    Eliseo RT10 30-06 Long Range Rifle
    the rifle that I ordered the new .30cal barrel for Is currently chambered in 30-06 specs are
    Action:R700LA lapped
    Trigger: older stlye factory
    Barrel: 24" sporter
    Stock: pillar bedded walnut
    Caliber:30-06
    Current load: 185berger vld 56.5gr-IMR4350-2850fps sub MOA
    dont get me wrong I love this rifle the way it is but it can only get better.. kinda loses the umph after1400yards as for the other calibers you mentioned Im not quite interested in the lapua not enough .338 bullet selection for my taste. but very capable round. and as for the 6.5X284 total barrel scorcher with full power loads also does not have the down range energy at a mile Im looking for... Not to mention I just built a rediculously accurate 6.5-06 (Pretty much the twin of the 6.5x284) this past december. which pretty much dominates the old 30-06 in almost every way flatter shooting more down range energy and less recoil.
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