28Nos nasty on steel

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  1. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Been in denial, but I finally put a bore scope down the 28 Nosler and it's fire cracked with 150 shots +/- 10 unaccounted for! The throat is alright, it groups well, I was getting pressure spike issues out of now where with tested loads? That's why cleaned it up and scoped it to see the inside. This is a chromoly steel 26" varmint weight. I adamant about doing only doing 3-4 shot strings within a 20-30 minute window.
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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Thats severe for that round count, mine is just shy of 400 and not that bad on a stainless Rock. I've ran it hard too. I do lap the throat with KG bore polish to keep the throat in good shape.
     
  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm Big Seven fan, but *Rule 4 Violation* are they hard on barrels!
     
  4. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    This is my last one, the 30 Nosler or 30 PRC is just so much better in every category and it lives long enough to get to know it!!
     
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  5. Orange Dust

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    Clean it up with some Tubbs TMS bullets before it gets worse.
     
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  6. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    BTW I have 100 on mine, and regretting chambering my first Proof Carbon barrel in this cartridge. Should have went with cheap barrel or easier on throat cartridge.... But I WANTED it!!!
     
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  7. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Really,"rule 4"?! I wasn't bashing or trashing, I love 28 Nosler! I'm just putting information out there, on what it does to chromoly steel. My next will be stainless like most of my barrels.
     
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  8. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yeah no. My opinion, does more bad than good.
    I'm gonna shoot this until it gives turkey choke patterns @100, like my 7STW did, at it end of it's life!
     
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  9. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

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    Here I was really close to buying a 26 nosler... yikes.

    Thanks for the pics, hope your pressure issues settle down for a bit
     
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  10. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember my old STW being like this. I shot it a lot and then sold it. They are a different version of the same thing. I'm a Tubbs fan though...
     
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    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Sure am glad I don't own a bore scope. I have enough to keep me up at night worrying.
     
  12. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    You can really get better quality of life by a little polish on the throat, it keeps it from getting spikey and let's it kinda just wash out, I'll see heavy fire cracking but it stays smooth and stable till I have lost a couple hundy fps and get tired of the barrel, often times they don't loose the accuracy keeping it smooth.
     
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    Ouch. I was thinking about building one but I may go with my other plans of a 30 nosler or 338 ultra
     
  14. SnakeRiverEric

    SnakeRiverEric Well-Known Member

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    956E94EE-01F9-47CA-BC5C-0AC4502E2300.jpeg Yes, hard on barrels. But it looks pretty darn good compared to mine. Mine still shoots and looks awful after 600+ shots. I do use tubbs from time to time. I will try to upload a pic of mine, am on vacation right now, will see if works from Galápagos.
     
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