Re: .325 WSM
This barrel has really come around recently. Needed a lot of cleaning, did not seem to like the factory coated CT bullets that much. Now it is shooting Accubonds and Ballistic Tips very well and cleans up as almost as easy as my .308's as far as patches and effort.
As for 5R, we have several of Mike's barrels going and they are superb. They are remarkable for their ease of cleaning, which I assume has something to do with smoothness. One .308 Win. barrel in particular has had a lot of rounds through it in the last 3 years, probably 5-6000 rounds and it is a tackdriver. My buddy has the log on it so I am not sure what the round count on it is, but it gets shot hot and lots and keeps shooting sub 1/2 moa if we can hold on good. That barrel will shoot well after 70 rounds without cleaning, but we try to clean after every 40. How long will they last - I just haven't got there yet. I keep good logs on my barrels so will keep you informed.
I just sized and primed every piece of .325 WSM brass, that is over 940 and I got the blisters to prove it. Thank heavens for APS primer strips, my RCBS hand-tool will prime once every two seconds. Going to do a bunch of load-testing shortly, have accumulated a good selection of bullet styles to run through the two rifles. Will chronograph all the combinations - should be interesting. Might have these rifles shot-out before hunting season! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]