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22-250 & smoked barrels

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Bigjake, Sep 2, 2003.

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  1. Bigjake

    Bigjake Member

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    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??
     
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    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
     
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    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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