Re: Can shooting long bullet give more bbl life
exactly the other way around; heavier bullets wash out a barrel notably faster than lighter ones do. Those long, heavy bullets give better performance at distance, but thqat's the price we pay for that improvement. They're particularly hard on the throat area, as it takes longer to get these bullets moving down the bore than it does a lighter one. In the meantime, all that pressure and high temp flame has more time to do its damage to this area before the bullet gets "out of the way." The rest of the barrle will be in good shape, but the throat will soon be cracked and worn for a short distance ahead of the case mouth.