What would you expect to get out of a Sako 85 Stainless "Cold Hammer Forged" Barrel before needing to replace as "Shot Out"?
I've had several rifles throughout the years, just hunting, not a lot of range time, so had actually never heard of the idea of wearing out a barrel til lately, reading on here actually.
Now, heavily into reloading, I have put over 500 rounds through a two month old rifle and am wondering what it takes to wear it out, what I can do to lengthen the life, etc. Went through a pretty detailed break in and am pretty tight on cleaning, don't do "Hot Loads" beyond book Max's, spend time lettin' it cool down a LOT.....
Am I only going to get 5000 rounds or so as I have read or what is that all about?
It is .270wsm, 24 3/8" barrel, and shoots tight as all get out,
some top loads flying at 3400fps, but most around 2600 -3000fps if that applies?