Is It Possible To Wear Out A Barrel?
Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:09 AM
Was just wondering.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 12:02 PM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:15 PM
Posted 13 July 2005 - 03:12 PM
While I have not conducted any melt down tests, I do not believe that you own enough drums to heat your Thomson barrel up to damaging levels. I don’t think even Mike (fullauto45) has that many drums.
I agree that lead is easier than guiding metal, but am not worried. One reason is that barrels are relatively cheap.
Shoot the heck out of it and enjoy it. If it starts keyholing, we’ll stick a new barrel on.
Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:51 AM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:31 PM
1 - rifling is gone
2 - point of aim is off.
You will tend to do more damage by doing multiple drum dumps and more than likely the point of aim will change before you actually wear the barrel down.
I experienced this with the repro barrels, but also know someone with a 1921 and an original barrel that shot high and to the left.
This is why i have 3 barrels on hand ready to be swapped out.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:20 AM
WH barrels are only good for 15,000 rounds of ball. Military barrels are good for 20,000 rounds of ball. I had some barrels carbo-nitriated, they lasted about 35,000 rounds of ball ( not cost effective, but saved changing so much ).
I have used 8 barrels in 225,000 rounds in my WH. It is still running !!!!
Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:42 AM
Great idea. I would be very curious about the amount
of wear and tear WH's can take compared to Mil specs.
Glen could sure cue us in along those lines.
Posted 16 July 2005 - 05:11 PM
Posted 17 July 2005 - 04:06 PM