my guess is you got some copper fowling in that firearm. OTOH, I have shot out 2 - 25-06 barrels. It still shoots good - with some loads the groups open a little, but it is a fairly consistent 1 1/2" rifle. only barrles I ever shot out were a .300 win mag in 40xb ( I bought it used) put maybe 1500-2000 rounds in it. I do not think he has shot his out, just trying to gauge when he might expect to start seeing signs of a shot out barrel. We put 3 popular cartridges to a head-to-head-to-head test All rights reserved. In this article I will discuss what barrel life means to the everyday shooter, and how you will know when your barrel is worn out. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. What are guys out there finding for barrel life in there 7mm rem mags. I would check everything else out first. Mag. I am not experiencing  a problem just wanting to set parameters. 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Has anyone here ever shot out a 270? i.e. We will expand this 5C ® land formation into other calibers and twist options in the future or when used to meet your needs. My 1980 .270 Win. For example, Dan’s FAQ addresses the question of barrel life. on a .243 never heard that one either. Field & Stream may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Trick out or upgrade your firearm with the largest gun parts selection at eBay.com. when I got the .243 mentioned above it wouldnt shoot under 1.750" buddy suggest I soak the barrel with sweets and brush the crap out of it and repeat a few times. More coming with the next rant. Most of the time when barrels get shot out it is because of the excess heat from shooting strings of shots in a row. This will cause the 25-06 to need a new pipe before the 06. Mag. Certain target games don’t permit this, which is one reason moderate volume cartridges like … I've got one that has enough rounds down the barrel that I'm surprised that it still shoots. First comes the loss of gilt edged accuracy, then when the unusable point comes, you suddenly can't keep it on the target at 100 yds. Shilen's barrels have probably set more world records than any other barrel made, because so many shooters rely on them. If so how many rounds did it last? AZAV8ER, May 25, 2019 in Rifles, Reloading and Gunsmithing. I've shot the 30BR since 2005 and it is one amazing case in terms of barrel life. 17 AH was completely gone in 3700 rds, with hot loads. You can have a minute-of-angle .270 that erodes until it only (!) Does the perfect muley cartridge really exist? Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, shooting, handloading, AZ history. with the exception of my .223 bdl varmint. Perhaps the design played a role as well. By some including the US Army, it's not the rounds down the barrel, it's how much powder that been burned in it. one of them still shoots one hole groups old ruger varmit m77r. I have heard the .243 is hard on barrels. The .270 Winchester was introduced in 1925 with Winchester’s Model 54 rifle, a Mauser-derived bolt-action (the Model 70 is an improved version, with a better trigger) which was totally on purpose.Even then, the 6mm and 7mm family enjoyed a certain popularity for having a balance of velocity and “oomph,” making them suitable for hunting deer-sized game at longer range than the .30-30. Normally a barrel being shot out you will start to get rounds that leave the group for no reason. Let it cool between shots. This is the reason that the .270 has not been a true long-range choice, in the modern sense of the term; the twist rate won’t stabilize the heavy-for-caliber, high Ballistic Coefficient bullets that long-range shooters want. But at the end of the day, a rifle is made to be enjoyed, so don’t hold back on shooting your rifle over concerns of losing accuracy, but rather enjoy the rifle and monitor barrel life so that you can prepare for a replacement when one is due. you should probably be more specifc, like what type of rifle, how old, what type of ammo. Apr 17, 2017 #2 E. eklarsen Member. Grab a bore scope or take it to a gun smith. Regardless, the .308 is a very gentle round when it comes to barrel life and with proper care it will last a long … Could be a ton of things. Great deals on 270 Barrel. The way the rifle is cleaned plays a big role in barrel life too, correct cleaning will increase barrel life. vs. 7mm Rem. They will tell you what it looks like at that time. By David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily. ... flatly, how long a barrel will last. AZAV8ER, what you are describing is a barrel just getting broken in! Barrel-maker Dan Lilja’s website has an excellent FAQ page that contains a wealth of useful information. AZAV8ER, what you are describing is a barrel just getting broken in! (Read how heat eats barrels here.) Fast & Free shipping on many items! Erosion from bullet friction alone is minimal as suggested by the longer barrel life of “mild” cartridges like 30-30 Winchester, 22 Hornet, and especially 22 rimfire. I don't keep a round count anymore, so I don't know exactly how many rounds that has been put down it. I'll also explain what causes barrel wear, and how to prolong the life of your barrel. .243 barrel life is determined by the barrel. on a 270 never heard that before. To me it sounds like you need to clean the barrel and check your load. Sign up for a new account in our community. the other was my 22-250 easily 5k through each barrel was on its 3rd barrel when I traded it. That is one aspect not mentioned in quite a few of the writings that praise this cartridge for many other positive attributes, of which there are many. One of the most debated topics in the shooting community today. roughly how many rounds would a barrel last and whether the weatherby magnum cartridge caused significantly more throat errosion than a 270 win or the 270 wsm, also any ways to extend barrel life or minimise erosion. If barrel life is of a concern to you, use the advice given above on how to increase your barrel’s lifespan. I have a .270 with a 24" stainless barrel with a 1:10 twist rate and I am shooting 110gr bullets through it at 3250fps which is 1 grain below the maximum charge weight. My 1980 .270 Win. On the Lilja FAQ Page as you’ll find informed answers to many commonly-asked questions. Winchester Super Short Magnum, or WSSM is a line of rebated rim bottlenecked centerfire short magnum cartridges introduced by the U.S. Couple of barrel life observations. all my rifles are p-dog guns and we used to shoot the crap out of them in the 80's and 90's. has about 2k rounds through it, most of them hot hunting loads. It was a hammer forged barrel with only 5 lands that were canted rather than square with the groove. SHOPPING 22 250 Rifle Barrel Life And 270 Rifle Barrel For Sale 22 250 Rifle Barrel Life And 270 Rifle Barrel For Sale Reviews : If you're looking for 22 250 Ri It still shoots good - with some loads the groups open a little, but it is a fairly consistent 1 1/2" rifle. Of course, if you are shooting a “long-lived” .308 Win that goes 5000 rounds before losing accuracy, then you get a whopping TEN seconds of barrel life. Is barrel wear and barrel life a serious concern for 99% of readers? It's easy! The barrel that's on it now, a Douglas stainless, is showing some erosion in the throat, and is not as accurate as it once was, but still ok for most hunting. Barrel life is something that's often more emotional than factual. Remember that these are very conservative figures. Repeating Arms Company (Winchester Inc). In my experience if you chase the lands, and when you have to make adjustments of 30 thousands or more at a time, your barrel isn't going to last that long. I have 3 rifles, all set up for the following load, all run 8 twist Bartlien barrels. JMHO I've been using a formula (rule of thumb) that matches pretty well what top ranked competitors get with 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 caliber barrels. Think barrel life of a 30-06 vs 25-06, the 25-06 caseneck "concentrates" the burning powder more than the 06 will due to smaller caliber and will create more pressure too. He is simply asking if any has ever shot out a .270 barrel. usually the shooter, the load I am assuming you reload. 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