barrel life

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by TheFishBox, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    370
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    So i would like it if guys could post what rifle they have and how many rounds down the tube so I can get an idea of barrel life for different calibers, just post some of the important info like load, twist, etc etc. and do you put barrel life into consideration for picking a new caliber?
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,264
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Man you gotta narrow down the parameters a good bit or this will be the longest running thread in history!

    What is your intended use for the rifle. Let's tart there and then we can start talking about specific calibers and barrel life.

    In general barrel life is not a huge issue with most calibers if you have the good sense to not shoot them hot.

    Shoot three round groups and then wait at least ten minutes with an open bolt and even most of the barrel burners are going to give you reasonable life.
     
  3. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    607
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    My 270 wsm is the first rifle that I, all kidding aside, shot to death.
    Loved this rifle. Mostly held less than 1" at 200 yards.
    150 gr BT @ 3150 fps.
    Never shot it hot, always 3 shots and cooldown.

    Somewhere around 11 years and 1500 rounds and
    it wouldn group 2" at 200 yds anymore.
    So sad. Parted it out.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,158
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    308 Winchester, multiple loads, 3500rnds and still running strong.
     
  5. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    193
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    I have 1000 rounds through my 300 WSM. Savage model 12, 26" barrel, I believe 1:10 twist. I push 208 Amax at 2885 fps.
     
  6. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,804
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    After all that, spend $100 having the barrel melonited and you and can throw all that info out as the barrel gets 2-4x+ on barrel life.

    search for melonite here and on Bench Rest Central for all the info
     
  7. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,733
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Remington Mispec 308. Put 2400 rounds through it very, very hot in competition. .25 MOA opened up to .75MOA. Gave it to my Son in Law for hunting and it's still going with .75MOA, probably close to 3000 rounds. These are 5 shot groups. Now working on my second Milspec with 700 rounds through it.
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,806
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008