Originally Posted by Airgunner7
Don't try too many loads or you will wear out the barrel by the time you find the ideal load.
As I understand it, the barrel life is 300-1000 rounds. After 200 rounds in my Sendero I have gotten a few 3s but, most groups average 7's. I think the freebore is the limiting factor....even with 180 VDLs I am .250" away from lands.
Yea, I am WELL aware of the abbreviated barrel life, and the count is still low at this point. I NEVER shoot it hot, and keep it clean. I am close to settling on a load, as I know the consequences otherwise. I have considered even selling it. I have a few other " fast " sevens, and the RUM was just a curiosity thing, that all things being equal, I would not do again. My STW's will shoot circles around it. But thanks for the info.
AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL, 7STW