Barrel Life............article.

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  1. Sourdough

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    Short and interesting.
     
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  3. Old Geezer

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    "Shooting-out a barrel" is a difficult thing to do. Cleaning rods, as we all know, are often the culprit in shortening a barrel's life -- steel rods are more safe than aluminum, because abrasives get embedded in aluminum.

    Don't let your barrel get too hot, then keep on running round through it. Gloves used to be issued with the M60; barrel gets too hot, gotta swap barrels, which would take the flesh off your hand, use glove. I have an M60 canvas barrel case; I use it to house a short firearm of mine ... and the ammo for it.
     
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    Good article and good read. Thanks Sourdough.
     
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    There is a reason the military insist on hard chroming in most weapon barrels. I've turned barrels red hot (hot enough that they cooked off) and once the barrel cooled accuracy was as good as before. Most civilians will never wear out a barrel.

    Dale
     
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    I seriously doubt (per the barrel calculation) I will ever burn out a barrel. Too cheap to do mag dumps and I am a bit obsessed with with group size (okay, lot obsessed), so no hurried shooting. Until I get into extreme long range shooting (mile+ shots) I am not overly concerned in getting max velocity with the best groups. Now it is just the best groups at what ever velocity. If a heavy bullet works best, so be it. If a lighter bullet works best, that is fine too. If or when the 6.5 Creedmoor wears out, it can be bored out to a 308, I think.
     
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      For your extreme long range shooting, what are you looking at platform/caliber wise? If you don't mind me asking. .50 cal Browning, 416 Barrett, 408 Cheytac, 338 Lapua, etc I used to shoot ELR but a neck injury ended that.
       
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