.22-250 "Barrel Burner"

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jeepboy4life, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. jeepboy4life

    jeepboy4life New Member

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    Im getting ready to purchase a predator rifle, I have narrowed my findings down to .223 or .22-250. While doing a boat load of research, my findings are making me lean towards the .22-250. The only thing I have not found an answer for, what is the estimated number of rounds through the barrel of a .22-250 before it needs replacing. I have read all over and been told by many sources that it will eat the barrel, but how fast, how many rounds??
     
  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    What about .204 ruger. I don't know about the barrel life.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    depends on how you use it.

    Rapid fire, you could butn a barrel in less than 1000 rounds.

    Shoot slowly and allow the barrel to cool between shots, and it could last for 4-5 thousand rounds.
     
  4. jeepboy4life

    jeepboy4life New Member

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    Thanks for that, and it will be a hunting rifle, the most rapid use it will see is when i sight it in.
     
  5. Pubgerm89

    Pubgerm89 New Member

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    I ran into the same exact issue, as far as choosing the .223 or 22-250. Unless you are going to shoot the gun everyday and put a lot of rounds through it in a short period of time go with the 22-250. I purchased a TC venture, camo stock and love the gun!!!