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mule06 01-24-2013 09:36 AM

bbl life
What's the bbl life on a 7 mm mag as I am looking to get one

jpattersonnh 01-24-2013 10:39 AM

If you are using it for hunting, the rest of your life.

mule06 01-24-2013 02:54 PM

I was thinking for hunting and some target shooting but more in terms of rounds I like to shoot a couple times a month or so

potentialglock 01-24-2013 02:57 PM

What is a bbl? Sorry I've heard this a lot lately and I'm curious

mule06 01-24-2013 02:58 PM

Bbl is a industry abbreviation for barrel

robocop10mm 01-24-2013 02:59 PM

Depends on how you use it. If you shoot 20 rounds in 5 minutes and do that every couple of weeks it will last a few hundred rounds. Getting it hot and continuing to shoot a bunch can be detrimental to the throat. Think of prarie dog hunting where you might shoot 100 rounds of high pressure, high velocity ammo in a half a day. THAT is what will "shoot out" a barrel. The 7mm Rem Mag is not particularly known for burning barrels partially because it is not really a varmint cartridge adn does not get shot like a varmint cartridge.

Biohazard2 01-24-2013 03:15 PM

3 to 5 thousand rounds

mule06 01-24-2013 05:51 PM

Sweet the info I ws looking for ty

hardluk1 01-24-2013 06:14 PM

I have a custom 7 mag that was capible of the same very small groups as a hunter 15 years later. A shoot it to check before season or when traveling and hunt only.

Intheshop 01-25-2013 05:48 PM

"Rate of fire"....prolly has more to do with brrl life than anything.

One of my sons got a 7mm in a TC.Using factory ammo as a source for cases.....has been a slight problem.Its loaded so hot from the factory that case "life" seems to be shorten'd.Iows,if'd be money ahead to start with fresh cases.Its one of those calibre's thats pretty hot loaded from the factory.That and along with headspace issues(belted).I was just a little suprised at how fast cases showed signs of failure?

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