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Old 06-13-2010, 04:55 AM
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Purposefully burning out a barrel.


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Has anyone ever purposely burnt out a barrel with needlessly hot loads just to have an excuse for themselves (or wife for that matter) to get a new barrel in a new chambering?
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:06 AM
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Haven't used that strategy since I was about 12.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:04 AM
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Don't tell me how to get a new action.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:37 AM
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Don't tell me how to get a new action.
Well.....You know.........Just make sure you wear a flak jacket as you do it.....
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:27 PM
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Get rid of the wife and buy whatever you want
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:42 PM
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it would take awhile to set out to burn up a barrel, even if you did so within say 500 rounds.
a group of us did set out to blow up an action however. that only took us about an hour.
there are sometimes only 1 way to learn things. especially when your playing around with wildcat cartridges.
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It would take less time and money (in wasting ammo) to just buy her a nice set of ear-rings, then go ahead and replace the barrel with whatever yer itchin' for.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:11 AM
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Don't get me wrong. I would never do this. It was just a thought and it seemed like somebody must have done it with a barrel chambered for something they didn't like.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:00 PM
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Cool

I did it by accident almost forty years ago. A Remington M788 in 6mm Remington, loaded with max loads (published, not excessive). Sixty shots in under two hours one afternoon did it in 110F heat. The next time I took it out it wouldn't group anywhere near as well as it used to. Pulled the bolt and peered into the throat - looked like a dry lake bed in there. Learned a valuable lesson.



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