338rum Barrel Life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MN Hunter, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have read alot about the 300rum and the 7mm rum being hard on barrels. How is the 338rum on barrels?

    Michele Eichele - nice post on the 300rum - great info
     
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  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    As the bore gets bigger the longer the barrel life will be. All other things being equal.

    The 300 will have a longer life than the 7mm. The 338 will last longer than the 300.

    The 338 also has a smaller case, so it burns the barrel that much slower.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Barrel life is very good on the 338 rum as long as you don't load over max loads.

    velocities are normaly under 3300 or 3400 ft/sec and with the larger bore there is more
    land and grove surface for better wear.

    J E CUSTOM