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#6096547 - 12/22/15 11:36 AM Can a barrel...
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Guys,

I had a custom rifle built and it would shoot 1/2" or better 5 shot groups. It was incredibly accurate! But now it is performing awful! I've verified it's not the scope. I've reworked my loads even buying new brass etc and it just shoots like crap! Is it possible that the barrel could be shot out after 1500 or so rounds?

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#6096551 - 12/22/15 11:39 AM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What caliber?

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#6096554 - 12/22/15 11:39 AM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What caliber, and what bullet at what velocity.

I won't be able to answer your question, but they will need to know that to answer it.
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#6096555 - 12/22/15 11:39 AM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What caliber?

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#6096557 - 12/22/15 11:40 AM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Could need a good cleaning too.
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#6096565 - 12/22/15 11:46 AM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
What caliber, and what bullet at what velocity.

I won't be able to answer your question, but they will need to know that to answer it.


+1.
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#6096617 - 12/22/15 12:25 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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6.5 Creddmoor, 2900 fps, Berger 140 grain VLDs

As for the cleaning I've done that...never tried to remove copper though.

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#6096627 - 12/22/15 12:31 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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The metal fouling could be the culprit. I don't think a 6.5 Creed more should be shot out in 1500 rounds unless you abuse it.

There are some good copper solvents out there that can handle the metal fouling, but it sounds like you may have to spend some time getting it out of there.
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#6096658 - 12/22/15 12:46 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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2900 with a 140?
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#6096733 - 12/22/15 01:22 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
2900 with a 140?


Exactly my thought confused2 That had to be a misprint, or brass would be trashed after one firing, and it would still take a 30" barrel to get there.

Primer pockets loose?
Same powder lot?
Same bullet to lands relationship (chasing lands due to throat erosion)

If the answers are all yes, then I would certainly clean the hell out of it. It's now telling you it needs it.

130 gr bullet on a hot load might cook the barrel in 1500 rounds, but that's a big might. My .260 Rem took a nose dive around 2500 rounds.
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#6096746 - 12/22/15 01:27 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
2900 with a 140?

That's standin on the gas!
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#6096750 - 12/22/15 01:30 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
6.5 Creddmoor, 2900 fps, Berger 140 grain VLDs

As for the cleaning I've done that...never tried to remove copper though.


Are you chasing the lands with the VLD? The VLD's like to be seated at or near the lands. If you have 1500 rounds and are using your original seating depth, you may need to seat the bullet out further. If you are getting 2900 fps with a 140, that's a lot of pressure and speed for a 140 in a CM. I know of guys trashing a barrel at 1100 rounds running the 130 VLD's at 2950 in a 260 Rem. The CM would be very similar to barrel life as the 260 Rem, maybe a touch better for the CM.
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#6096782 - 12/22/15 01:45 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
6.5 Creddmoor, 2900 fps, Berger 140 grain VLDs

As for the cleaning I've done that...never tried to remove copper though.


If that is correct I would say yes it is highly likely its shot out. But surely that's a mistake right?
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#6096792 - 12/22/15 01:52 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: dee
2900 with a 140?

That's standin on the gas!


Sorry guys...2850... I'm getting 2900 with 123 Amax out of my 6.5 CM AR...ugh. As for my barrel it's 28" and it did Chrono at 2850 and the bullet drop etc seem to confirmed the fps...



Edited by Deerhunter61 (12/22/15 01:56 PM)

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#6096845 - 12/22/15 02:40 PM Re: Can a barrel... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What about the other answers we need?
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