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I'm interested in buying a 25-06 but i heard that they are barrel burners.
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I have a Ruger #1 in 25-06. I will come back here and confess if it doesn;t make it, but I expect my barrel to last at least several thousand rounds, IF I can shoot that many before my daughter inherits it......

I think we have this illusion (or maybe delusion), when buying guns, that we're going to shoot thousands of rounds through it, even though we don;t shoot competitively. I mean, this is me thinking here (so shield your eyes). But really, we shoot several hundred out of several rifles in a relatively short period of time, a few more out of this one and a few less out of that one, then we slow down. Our loads have been developed - we know what each rifle likes, and we start slowing down and concentrating on a few specific loads. Now we're got a thousand rounds through the barrel, it's well taken care of, and it's still in its "infant" stage. When are we going to burn this thing out? Uhm....when will my daughter burn the barrel out?.... or her son or daughter?
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