Originally Posted by drbill
LOL are you serious?
I started shooting Hi Power In 1968 and quit 14 years later. after selling the rifle it went through
3 more shooters until I got a chance to buy it back.
After cleaning and inspecting I decided to reload my pet load and just see if it would shoot at all
It did. The throat is well worn but the rifling is still good and it still has the original crown.
Most match shooters keep good records of all the matches they shoot and these shooters did.
the number is conservative because practice and some load development are not allways
recorded in the match book.
I have shot lots of rifles that still shot well at 500 to 600 yards that were armory rifles and had
over 50,000 rounds through them. so if the barrel has good care and the crown is still good
you have a chance.
I also have the family 22 that is close to 70 years old and has no throat for 3 to 4 inches and it
still shoots well.
I know there are other rifles people have with lots of rounds that still shoot.
I can rebarrel any rifle I have if it does not shoot but have no need to with these two rifles.
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