I've asked this question before as part of other threads and never got an answer so I'll try a new thread.
The question is this: If I buy a Redhawk and shoot it to the point where the forcing cone is erroded and the face of the barrel is cut - will Ruger replace the barrel for free or will I have to pay for a new barrel?
When I sent my S&W 629 back to the the factory earlier this year they set the barrel back a turn or two and recut the throat and face for free. They also did some other repairs and upgrades (also for free) but my major repair was the barrel. While S&W can set the barrel back Rugers must have new barrels installed.
Since Rugers are normally shot with much heavier loads then I shoot in my S&W I would expect the barrel to go out much sooner esp. if I convert a .45 Colt to .454 (Of course I'd put the .45 Colt back in before I shipped it back.) I figure I could go thru a barrel in a few years or sooner esp. if the rumors about Lil'Gun are true.
So - those of you that have shipped Redhawks back with worn out barrels what was you experience?