Carbon barrel protection?

tigerwerkes

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What's everyone using to protect your carbon barrels from rocks and abrasion?

I cant seem to find anything to fit my needs.

The athletic type cloth tape is good but prevents easy in/out of my pack scabbard.

The slick stuff is too shiny for my taste.

Other options?
 

Wyodog

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I don't use anything except proper care of my firearm. I have been fortunate with this so far. My rifle has been on numerous backpacking hunts as well taken to Alaska, Canada and Africa.
 

Timnterra

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I don’t own a carbon wrapped barrel but I did watch a video of the proof research guys demolishing a cinder Block with one of their barrels and it seemed to come out of the ordeal almost unscathed. I don’t think I would do anything to it.
 

Bill Cauley Jr

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I’m on my third barrel on one rifle I do care for them but not obsessive about it never even had a scratch
 

26Reload

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Impressive demonstration....but if that's his golf swing...i want to play him for green......
I have put 17 rounds thru my proof 65284...gunsmith shot 3...

# 20, 19 & 18....
#17, 16 & 15....
#14, 13 & 12....
Three shot groups at 100...all were .69 or smaller....
that was a load for my other 65284....
So far...so good.....
 

Jakeweb09

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I’ve got a Christensen barrel and have hunted it and not been extremely careful at all, I do wipe it down from time to time but that’s about it. I’ve got one tiny little scratch in it, probably from slipping on a rock where I had leaned it up to rest. But extremely durable
 
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