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LH remmy action rebarrel by Ray Romain with a 29.5" 1/8 kreiger chambered in 6.5 Gibbs, bedded in a Joel Russo lam. A-5. Seekins 20 moa base, burris xtr rings, and a 6.5x20 loopy mk4, M1, TMR.
have shot nothing through it yet but cereal and paperwads, but it won't be long!
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I'd be interested to know how many rounds your barrel lasts with 6.5 Gibbs; I have a 6.5-06, which doesn't burn quite as much powder. I've also got a .257 Wby - now THERE'S a barrel-burner for you! ;) I expect to get around 1,000-1,100 rounds through the Pac-Nor stainless barrel on it.
 

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6.5-06

Seems like the guys I've talked to ...... who are shooting the 6.5-06 and the AI version are getting about 2500 rounds in 1000 Yard Competition . For fast paced Varmint Shooting , I would imagine considerably less .
 

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alot of your barrel life is determined by what ya shoot through it, I know 1 guy who has a 270/338 Rum imp. that has 900 rounds down the pipe with no or almost none erosion in the throat, he shoots ultra slow ball powders, they're sensative to warm weather but easy on barrels. I was told by a smith that WC872 was easier on barrels than H-1000 so I shot a 3 shot group with H-1000 through my STW, the barrel was 2 hot to touch, shot 5 with 872 and the barrel was just warm, it has to effect the erosion some, less heat has to account for less erosion.
My 7mm/338 lapua imp. has 122 gr of H2o case capacity and shooting 872 I fully expect to get 1k+ rounds before I rebarrel.
JS
BTW case capacity on the gibbs is 73.7 gr of H2o
 

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That's something I hadn't taken into consideration. I'll have to look for some slower burning Ball powder.
 

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Preeetty!
 
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