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Unread 12-17-2008, 02:29 AM
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Re: Barrel Life

Originally Posted by meichele View Post
"Its definatly a hot load" is a gross understatment.

As far as barrel life, expect 700-1000 for a chrome moly barrel. SS would be a wee bit more by maybe 100-200 at best.

That's what I kinda figured. I probably won't shoot that many rounds out of it in my lifetime. But the main reason I was asking is because I am about to load up about 550 rounds. Now considering the fact that I have a couple of hundred rounds through it I should be good for a while.
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Unread 12-17-2008, 11:09 AM
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Re: Barrel Life

Bigmo -another opinion -loading up 550 rounds seems like a good idea -get it out of the way type of thing.BUT -i've had loads that shot great just fall apart as the barrel goes through the changes of wear.Sometimes you have to chase the lands as the throat gets burned out -you have to seat your ammo out a little closer to the rifling.
If this happened after a few hundred rounds you might end up having to pull a lot of loaded ammo and retune the load.Just a thought.-Mike
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Unread 12-17-2008, 01:55 PM
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Re: Barrel Life

That's why i love this forum, nothing but good ideas. Never really thought of that.
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