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Old 12-15-2011, 10:59 PM   #21
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Depends on the caliber, manufacturer, grade of materials used, etc. Just for a general idea, an M16 issued to any unit in the military has an average barrel life span of ~30,000 - 60,000 rounds, IIRC. But, they gauge them individually so some go more, some less. It takes a long time, and a lot of ammunition to shoot out the barrel of any weapon, if properly maintained.
Are those chrome lined? If so, any idea on how many to shoot out a standard barrel?

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I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Some is good, more is better and too much is just right.

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Are those chrome lined? If so, any idea on how many to shoot out a standard barrel?

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Yes, all chrome lined. From what I understand non-chrome lined barrels aren't as hardy, about ~10,000-12,000 rounds until the accuracy starts to drop off significantly. These numbers are for the 5.56/223 flavor. Others vary as well. I've read that the standard Remington 700 chambered in 30.06 is good for about 5,000 rounds. As a deer rifle, it should out last your grandchildren.
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As much as possible!!!!!!!
This world is going somewhere scary do you want to run out when you need it the most??? Stock uppp!!!!

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As much as possible and a little bit more. Think of it as money as well as security.

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I'm all for plenty of ammo, just keep things in perspective and have a plan. There's not much need in having 10,000 rounds for an average rifle. A couple of thousand rounds for several guns would probably be a better plan? A chromed lined barrel definitely seems like something to keep in mind as well.

I'm sure most everyone here has thought about all that and then some. Again though, just keep things in perspective and have plan. People don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan.

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A chromed lined barrel definitely seems like something to keep in mind as well.
The value of chrome has been proven before.

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I put some thought into this one at first I was leaning toward all 22 lg . Then I realized if under attack by people I would want a gun I could use at 200 yards. Now I'm looking at my guns .270 the best shooting of the bunch . But would not consider it a 200 yard plus gun . I'm going to look at my next gun purchase with distance in mind . Maybe 7mm mag something I can reload for .

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I put some thought into this one at first I was leaning toward all 22 lg . Then I realized if under attack by people I would want a gun I could use at 200 yards. Now I'm looking at my guns .270 the best shooting of the bunch . But would not consider it a 200 yard plus gun . I'm going to look at my next gun purchase with distance in mind . Maybe 7mm mag something I can reload for .
It is scary how fast you can go through .22 LR. Especially if you have several shooters in the family (like me). .22 is fine for 200 yards if you want to hold them off. It can kill someone as far as a mile off (hitting someone at that range is very unlikely though.) Best use the .22 to hold them off so you can bring something bigger in to play. A good choice that would easily fit your parameters would be .308. Easily lethal out well past 200 yards and you will get a better response from the target than you would with .270. A 7mm Magnum would be a pretty formidable round but the ammo is pretty expensive by comparison and it recoils like a mule kicking you in the shoulder.

Lots of people go for .223, but it is generally a pass-through round. I would recommend having something in .223, something in .308 or .30/06 and plenty of .22LR.

You need some handguns too. But that wasn't your question.
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