How Long Does A Factory Barrel Last?
Posted 11 December 2004 - 02:43 PM
So, after how many rounds should I consider rebarreling?
What kind of barrel to get? Can I get a barrel just like it from Savage, or spend a bit more and get a custom barrel like a Hart or Lilja? I've read where the custom barrels are tighter at first, but wear down faster and need to be replaced sooner than a factory type barrel.
So what's yer advice?
Posted 11 December 2004 - 02:54 PM
I have about 3000 through my factory Savage .223 barrel and it still shoots as good as new.
As far as a custom barrel? I guess it's a personal choice. I can't imagine one shooting that much better (if any) than the one I have. Maybe I just got lucky and got one that shoots better than average, don't know.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:05 PM
Posted 11 December 2004 - 06:40 PM
custom bbl's do not shoot out any faster than factory ones.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 06:57 PM
Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:09 PM
The part that is not exposed nomally is shiney silver coloured stainless, the exposes part of the barrell has a bakeon on matt black like the M16. He tells me even the M4 carbines in our services have come with stainless barrels. I suppose a smaller armed forces can afford the luxury I suppose.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:11 PM
Edited by AZZA, 11 December 2004 - 07:16 PM.
Posted 12 December 2004 - 06:19 AM
I'll bet the .223 barrel will last 5000 rounds as long as you don't cook it every time out. Mine has been pretty hot a few times and still shoots great. I estimate 3000 rounds thru mine but it could be more. It's a chrome moly barrel, it may last a little longer than Stainless? I don't know.
When mine starts to wonder I'll probably buy another from Sharp Shooters.
Posted 12 December 2004 - 07:42 AM
BTW-- I have no idea how many rds are thru Dads 222 Stevens he bought new in 1965. With the advancements in powder/primer/bullet combinations it still shoots as good now as it did new. Thats a good thing cause I want it when the time comes. I can wait. The longer the better.
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