22-250 & smoked barrels


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Bigjake
September 2, 2003, 07:09 AM
pry a really stupid question on my part, but with a winchester mod 70, normal barrel (not a bull barrel) how careful do i have to be with that? i've been warned about "smoking" it, and i really don't want to do that as its my fave varmit gun. thoughts??

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Art Eatman
September 2, 2003, 07:16 AM
Odds are, if you load to around 3,500 instead of 3,800 or more, you won't get as hot a flame-front. The next "bit", of course, is not to shoot a box of shells real fast. That's a hunting rifle, so for any sort of what I'd call normal shooting in the field, you won't get the heat buildup that hurts a barrel.

There's no law that says a guy's gotta see how fast he can shoot how many prairie dogs. :)

Art

Ala Dan
September 2, 2003, 09:30 PM
I use to load the .22-250 to velocities around 3,500 fps,
as Art stated. Today's firearm's are expensive; so there
is no need to try and wear one out quickly!:rolleyes: :D

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

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