bbl life

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mule06, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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

  3. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    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
     
  4. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    What is a bbl? Sorry I've heard this a lot lately and I'm curious
     
  5. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Bbl is a industry abbreviation for barrel
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  7. Biohazard2

    Biohazard2 Active Member

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    3 to 5 thousand rounds
     
  8. mule06

    mule06 New Member

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    Sweet the info I ws looking for ty
     
  9. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    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.
     
  10. Intheshop

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    "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 reloading...you'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?
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Stainless or carbon steel?
     
  12. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I agree. It is not a range gun, it is a hunter. I just showed my F series Savage 110 to a few friends. They were blown away at the rifle in general. What really got one was the weight. It is a Sierra lite, only made for 2 years in the early 1990's. I bought it new. Still as pristine as the day I bought it.

    I'd have the chamber checked. I've used plenty of factory ammo and never found it "hot". Headspace is only an issue on any cartridge if there is an issue w/ the chamber. Also, you should Aneal the cases before reloading.
     
  13. Intheshop

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    Don't have headspace gauges in this cal,but have cerosafe...I may check chamber.

    Yes,need to anneal...being lazy.Just not used to case failure @5 loadings,first-factory,subsequent loads were "starting" loads.Case separated at base.