My round count has passed 1500 rounds and the accuracy is same as day one. When cleaning copper, I use Sweets 7.62 copper cleaner. For a hunting/casual shoot at the range type rifle, it would last 3000 to 5000 rounds. .300 Win Mag … 300 WM - 1700 rds. It wears a Falkor “Tranny” free float 19-inch MLOK handguard. Not a huge win if you just go hunting and fire 5 rounds a year, but a bigger consideration if you shoot a lot more at the range. That's about a 50% increase in test group size which has been a popular standard for competitive rifle shooters for decades. As the names imply, the .300 Win Mag takes a 30-cal (.308″) bullet, while the 7mm Rem Mag takes a smaller caliber (.284″) bullet. I am thinking of getting one for my long range rig and need advice. You can greatly increase those by not shooting at max pressure. Nor any who specifically go after world records. For those unfamiliar, a magnum cartridge is a cartridge that is the result of slightly modifying a similar cartridge. When CAG guys goto SOTIC they go back to work and have their gun's rebarreled. The.300 Winchester Magnum (also known as.300 Win Mag or 300WM) (7.62×67mmB) is a belted, bottlenecked magnum rifle cartridge that was introduced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1963. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 30, 2015. I've bought good aftermarket barrels and had them installed that shoot my loads as accurate as David Tubbs barrels. OK. However, using the barrel life estimation spreadsheet (assumes same barrel, same firing rate, same 'shot out' criteria), if all were shooting heavy for caliber bullets at near max pressure: 30-378 - 800 rds. Barrel Life: A 308 barrel can be expected to last for 2-3 times the number of shots fired compared with a 300 Win Mag. I think you could burn out the barrel in 500 rounds or less if you got the barrel heated up. I looked up barrel life for 7mm rem mags and wsm's in comp and seems to be 700 to 1000 rounds but they have a lot higher rate of fire. The .338 Lapua Mag., on the other hand, was designed from the ground up as a long-range cartridge, and was actually developed, in part, at the behest of the U.S. Army, to address penetration concerns regarding the .300 Win. When the .300 Win Mag was popular in 1000-yard prone matches, those using one to win and set records got about 1100 to 1200 rounds of accurate barrel life. The U.S. Army’s Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC) states that barrel life for a.300 Win. The.300 Winchester Magnum is a magnum cartridge designed to fit in a standard rifle action. I would say if its cleaned often with care, and shot carefully that you can get 2000 easy maybe more. Yep 1000rds... one of the big reasons we have 7.62's. Its aluminum stock—better described as a “chassis”—AccuTrigger, oversized bolt handle, Savage’s 3D bedding system, six-round detachable magazine, wraparound optic and accessory rail, threaded muzzle brake, multi-adjustable Magpul PRS2 buttstock, and target-style pistol grip are all features calculated to enhance a BA user’s ability to surgically place .300 Win. All throat. Thanks. 2,760. When I took the barrel out on my 300 I re-barreled to 264 win mag and have really loved it. 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. Just like the 6.5/284. 1000 rounds. I've read competitive shooters may try a number of barrels before they select the one they'll go after the world record with, so competition shooters may not be a good source of knowledge. .5 moa at 1000 and beyond. 308 Win - 3200 rds. I was shooting lots of rounds and to many in one session. The .300 Win Mag is a 30-cal bullet that came into production by Winchester in 1963. You must log in or register to reply here. Melonite Surface Treatment for Barrels, Bolts, and Actions « Daily Bulletin, I think I just built my favorite hunting rifle. If you space your shots and allow the barrel to cool, it would last about 1000 rounds for a target rifle. Based on my experience, I wouod bet 1000 rnds will show lots of wear. On the other hand, my father had 5000 rnds through his 338 Win mag, and his Ruger barrel looked prestine. JavaScript is disabled. Mag. This might not be an issue for some hunters, but typical 300 RUM barrel life is usually significantly shorter than typical.300 Win Mag barrel life. And I never worked a load up for any of them. It killed a lot of game but I developed a flinch in the process. The velocity and standa… I think you could burn out the barrel in 500 rounds or less if you got the barrel heated up. 278 Posts . I shot an M70 300 win at everything for years. The case and overall length of the .300 Win Mag are slightly longer than the 7mm RM, and its overall case capacity has a larger volume. what is the expected barrel life for a 300 win mag? Granted 308 is not a barrel burner, but i have heard that often facotry tubes drop off after 2-3K and mine works great. 300 RUM - 1100 rds. I use Hoppe's carbon cleaner, I do know it contains a very mild copper solvent, but I don't let it soak as per the instructions on the bottle. The answer is no. Falkor’s own billet upper and lower receivers are the Petra’s foundation, along with Falkor’s adjustable gas anti-tilt nitride bolt carrier group. Source being Joe Krotesch, a local gunsmith. Rifleshooter.com and its authors,do not assume any responsibility, directly or indirectly for the safety of the readers attempting to follow any instructions or perform any of the tasks shown, or the use or misuse of any information contained herein, on this website. It is truly the one rifle I will never be without. It may not display this or other websites correctly. The Petra also utilizes a 22-inch DRACOS StraightJacket barrel system with 1:9.73 twist. In my experience, barrel life of the 300WM seems to vary based on how the rifle is shot, and the type of load used. A forum community dedicated to Sharpshooters and Sniper enthusiasts. Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Since the two cartridges use the same diameter barrel, throat erosion occurs a little faster with the 300 PRC because it has a little bit more case capacity. In the case of.300 Win Mag, it is a shortened.375 H&H Magnum. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. how can you tell if the bore is shot out before you buy the rifle? I'll also explain what causes barrel wear, and how to prolong the life of your barrel. The rifle has now logged 31 big game cold bore one shot kills with the 215's alone. If you are interested in the wear, a bore scope will show you the landscape of the throad very quickly. Those shots were from 200 yards to 1300. The 6.5 Creedmoor is also touted as a long range big game caliber like the 300 Win Mag. He and I have talked together about this stuff. The low end, frequently shot hot with 150-180gr Bullets at the higher velocities (+3050FPS). 300 PRC - 1500 rds. Come join the discussion about optics, modifications, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! While this is probably not an issue for most hunters, typical 300 PRC barrel life is very likely a little shorter than typical .300 Win Mag barrel life. Is barrel wear and barrel life a serious concern for 99% of readers? Looks like, for the 7mm Remington Magnum and 300 Winchester Magnum, barrel life ranges from, on average, 1500-3000 rounds, based upon what these articles present. Both the .300 Win. The rifle is fired at 100 yards, from a bipod with a rear bag, for 5-rounds. The contents of Rifleshooter.com are produced for informational purposes only and should be performed by competent gunsmiths only. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Just discovered it when I moved to N Colorado. With a 26" stainless barrel, how many rounds will the factory barrel give before seeing accuracy degrade? I have and always do clean with BoreTech Eliminator. Primarily offered in 250- and 300-gr. My 300 win has stole my heart. This rifle with 215 Bergers will shoot .3 moa groups from a bipod and rear bag on a regular basis. This may seem like an odd comparison, but I cannot count the number of times I have been in a gun store listening to either the “gun guru” behind the counter, or the “expert sniper” on the other side talking about how the 6.5 Creedmoor is like a 300 Win Mag without the recoil. and the .308 Win. This list of animals includes tough ram and sheep, … My bet is that, unless you're really good, or a bench rest competitor, you won't ever notice slight barrel wear that would reduce your groups a few tenths, or one-hunredths, of an inch. Nonetheless, I hope that reviews about it Life Of A 300 Win Mag Rifle Barrel And Mossberg Heavy Barrel Rifle will become useful. I have never heard of any competitive shooter who does that. If you are going to be shooting long range when you are hunting, this difference is going to weigh in. I've heard the barrel will be good for about 1,200 to 1,500 round, similar to the 6.5x284 (which has very similar ballistic charateristics by the way and a ton less recoil). OK. Mag.loaded with a 190-­grain bullet (with about 67 grains of powder behind it) is 1,200 rounds. Mag. Just clean often and you should be good for 30 years. This process for me has proven to make the first shot from a clean rifle go into group. When the .300 Win Mag was popular in 1000-yard prone matches, those using one to win and set records got about 1100 to 1200 rounds of accurate barrel life. That's based on them testing 15 to 20 shots in 5 to 7 inches at 1000 yards when new but opening up to 8 … Talking about the barrel life. The barrel life of the 308 is more durable than that of the 300. BTE has corrosion protection so I never add oil to the bore after cleaning. if you can get good accuracy, it is my experience that a hammer forged barrel(usually not as accurate) will last a little longer than a button rifled one if you are using a barrel burner. The life of the 308 barrel life doubles or even triples the count of shots you will be shooting with your 300 Win Mag. I never shoot more than 3 rounds before cooling, usually only 2. When comparing to other popular hunting rounds, the .300 Win Mag is a relative newcomer, but it has had enough time in the rotation for us to understand its strengths and weaknesses. How can you tell if the bore is shot out without having the bore scoped? I am lookig for a way to tell at the store. The lands have eroded back .040 since new. That's based on them testing 15 to 20 shots in 5 to 7 inches at 1000 yards when new but opening up to 8 to 9 inches at that round count. JavaScript is disabled. .300 Win Mag, as the name might imply, is a magnum rifle cartridge. I feel the same about the 300WM. The test protocol was simple. are great chamberings for a hunting rifle. You are using an out of date browser. Mag. Speaking of different types of animals, from a hunting perspective, the.300 Win Mag can easily be expected to perform well against animals of all types up to about the 1500 to 1700 pound threshold. The .300 Win won't be hard on the barrel at all. Defining the barrel life by a .5MOA reduction in average group size, I have seen life range from <1000 to 2000+ rounds. It has been said the 300 Win mag and the 7mm mag eat barrels due to the higher pressure, gas, etc - I suppose this is compared to a 3006 or 308. It's been out and in use long enough now that I wondered if the competition shooters were using it. Introduced: Model: Chambered for: Comments: 1942: L42: 7x33 Sako: 1946: L46: 5.6x35R, .22 Hornet, .218 Bee, .222 Rem, .222 Rem Mag, .25-20 Win, 7x33 Sako, .32-20 Win It has … If your barrel loses accuracy at the 1500-round mark, then it only worked for three seconds! Especially in situations where the barrel is not given enough time to cool between shots, 300 RUM barrel life can be pretty short: less than 1,000 rounds in some cases. Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. We examine the history of these cartridges and compare them side-by-side in several categories that are important to hunters and sport shooters. 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