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Old 08-28-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Barrel life: .17 Rem vs .17 Rem Mach IV/Fireball

Hi,

Most of my shooting is done with a .17HMR and is walkabout vermin shooting.

I'm considering buying a Remington CDL chambered in .17 Rem Fireball but, as I shoot about 2,000 rounds a year, I'm concerned over the reputation of the .17 Rem as a barrel burner.

I know that the wildcat .17 Mach IV and new .17 Rem Fireball have lower powder charges than the .17 Rem and that barrel fouling is probably reduced - but can anyone confirm whether there is a significant improvement in barrel life ?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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Default barrel life?

I could not say for sure, I can only assume with such a small bore I would not expect much, guessing 12 to 15 hundred accurate rounds if you keep her clean, I clean mine every 10 or 12 shots, but thats just me guessing, I might be all wet!!
It will be interesting what others have to say about it, I'll keep watching this thread.

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You really need to go to Small Caliber News I look around.

Or try looking at Saubier.com

That is the most current and up to date info in the small caliber world. I know a few guys that hang outover on the Saubier message boards. These are guys that all shoot sub calibers (Calibres under .224") So you will get good answers over there.

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Old 08-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #4
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.. Or try looking at Saubier.com
Thanks I'll try there as well.
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