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Barrel Life

what kind of barrel life can a guy expect to get out of the following before you start to really lose accuracy?

7mm rem mag:
7mm WSM
30-06:
300 win mag:
300 WSM:
300 ultra mag:
338 ultra mag:

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    Re: Barrel Life

    anyone out there have any ideas on this? Using say...shilen match grade barrels.

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    Re: Barrel Life

    I've got a 270 WSM with 850+ rounds threw it.
    and it's still shootin!!
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    Re: Barrel Life

    Ok I'll take a shot at it.
    300UM -850
    7RM -1070
    300WM -1200
    338UM -1290
    300WSM-1750
    30-06 -2340
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    Re: Barrel Life

    MikeCRs post is probably close and at least proportionally accurate.

    However, other factors will play and be more determinate as to actual life.

    such as

    3 wide groove vs 4-6 standard groove?

    do you shoot it fast and get the barrel hot and keep shooting?

    how do you clean, how often etc?

    hand lapped match versus factory barrel?

    How hot are you pushing them?

    Bottom line, push them fast, shoot fast with hot barrels, overbore cartidges and barrel life is like the gas guage on a big engine car. You can watch the guage go down and you had better be ordering another barrel by the time you put this one on.

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    Re: Barrel Life

    FYI

    John Voenida had 1700 rounds on his 30 Cal Magnum rifle when he set the 1000 yard 3.151" ten shot record at Williamsport several years ago.
    It was a Clyde Hart barrel.
    The write up was in one of the older Sierra Manuals.

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    Re: Barrel Life

    Interesting post:

    Lets take a .300 RUM which seems to be growing in popularity rapidly.

    What would be the expected barrel life with a match grade 3 groove vs. 6 groove barrel allowing proper cooling, and cleaning?

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