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Benning Boy 07-07-2010 06:58 PM

General question
I know there are a ton of variables, but just a ballpark figure, if you had to make one: how many rounds through before a barrel is shot out?:confused:

JonM 07-07-2010 11:38 PM

its personal opinion and how well the gun shoots. my ithaca 1944 make 1911-A1 is nearly a smoothbore and it still groups better than brand new glocks.

mileage may vary

SHSBulldog06 07-07-2010 11:44 PM

Precisely 21,678.43 shots. +/- 1.72 shots..sounds good to me anyways.

masterPsmith 07-08-2010 01:16 PM

Cannot answer that question without a lenghly reply. But here is a simple short one. Some barrel/caliber combinations will virtually never shoot out. Some small caliber rifles with very overbore cases don't make it past 500 rounds (or less).


c3shooter 07-08-2010 02:59 PM

Agree with the Master above. Short of abuse, I don't think you CAN shoot the barrel out of a Marlin 30-30. But a .220 Swift, with HOT loads, VERY brief barrel life. The throat will leave before the rifling- erosion from gasses. Depends on a lot of variables. I do not even want to THINK how many rounds have gone thru my SMLE with the 1915 date on the wrist. We had range guns for M-60 training that each gun fired about 4- 5,000 rounds a week. For about 40 weeks of each year. Parts wore out- but barrels held up well.

Benning Boy 07-08-2010 03:24 PM

I read somewhere that an AK shoots out at 10,000, and other places suggest that roaches will be toting them after the Apocalypse.

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